Eel is in Perfect Shape

Eel River - Fortuna, CA

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

As of Wednesday, the main Eel was running at 2,500 cfs on the Scotia gauge. The river is in perfect shape and there are quite a few steelhead making their way downriver. Fishing pressure has been light. The main stem Eel to the South Fork is open all year. From the mouth to Fulmor Rd. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May. From Fulmor Rd. to the South Fork, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through Sept. 30.

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