Smith Remains in Good Shape

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The Smith remains in good shape, running at just above 8-feet on the Jed Smith gauge as of Wednesday. According to guide Mike Coopman, last weeks rise brought in some fresh fish. “A few fresh steelhead showed up last week, and we saw a few downers as well,” said Coopman. “I’ve heard there’s quite a few fish spawning in the upper reaches now, those are probably fish that just came in. I’d expect to see a lot more spawned out fish making their way down in the next few weeks.” As a reminder, all of the State Park entrances are closed and blocked off. The three access points that remain open to non-commercial boats are the U.S. Forest Service launch at the Forks, Ruby Van Deventer County Park and the Del Norte County boat ramp (Outiffers).

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