Smith River Monsters

Smith River - Smith River, CA (Del Norte County)

Steelhead
Photo Credit: IGS

by Mario Gomez
1-20-2020
Website

Dont ever give up, you never know when that bite is going to happen. This brute came in the bottom of the 9th inning with a full count. Hooked it going through a rapid behind a bunch of boats, and the scrap was epic. The fish screamed up the river jumped about 4 times, the fish was running us in circles and we got the net swoop in going backwards down a rapid. Damn I love my job...

The fishing has been ruff for most rivers due to high water but if you go find some green water you will find some fish. We have been getting a couple of fish per boat and send some happy customers home with memories that will last a lifetime. 


Mario Gomez is a Northern California and Southern Oregon professional fishing guide that chases salmon, trout, and steelhead on the most productive rivers in the Northwest. Pro guide Mario Gomez has spent his entire life fishing the Klamath River, but also follows the circuit and targets the California and Oregon coastal streams each year. If you are interested in fishing the Klamath River, Smith River, Chetco River, Umpqua River and Rogue River click on the website and book your trip today. To learn more about Mario visit Ironhead Guide Service, you can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or call him anytime @ (530) 598-0530.


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