Smith is Fishing Well

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The Smith has fished well since last Thursday and guides and private boats have enjoyed some of the best steelhead fishing in a few years. Fish are spread out from the forks down and are being caught on a variety of offerings including roe, yarnies, and soft beads. Storms coming this weekend could blow the river out temporarily. Flows are predicted to reach 15 feet on Sunday morning, which are the biggest of the year. This will likely push the fish in the river now into the creeks, and bring in some new fish from the ocean.

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