Smith Remains Low and Clear

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The Smith remains low and clear, running at under 1,000 cfs on the Jed Smith gauge as of Wednesday. Despite the conditions, the fishing is still relatively good. There isn’t much boat traffic during the week, but the few out there are catching some nice steelhead. Nearly an inch of rain is expected over the weekend and flows are predicted to bump around 150 cfs. This could be just enough to really turn on the bite. It could also start to bring some of the spawned-out fish down river.

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