Smith is Extremely Low and Clear

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

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by Kenny Priest

The Smith is extremely low and clear, running at 1,130 cfs on the Jed Smith gauge as of Wednesday. Boat pressure has been light as most have moved to other rivers, but there were a few fish caught last week. When we do get some rain, the fishing should bust wide-open as the downers are all waiting for some water. A slight bump in flows is predicted for Saturday, but probably not enough to change the current conditions.

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