The Smith is Low and Clear

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

Conditions on the Smith right now are low and clear according to Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. “Fishing has been tough this week. We’re getting a few hookups per trip. A lot of the fish that were around last week have probably moved up river, and the ones around now are getting harassed by the seals. It’s making for some tough fishing. The water has also gotten colder, so the bites that we are getting are light. Hopefully some fish will come in with the king tides over the weekend,” Coopman added.

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