Smith River Fishing

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

by Phil Desautels
(707) 487-0260

The Smith River is showing signs of a good Steelhead season. Yesterday everyboat that we saw or talked to had fish. We had 4 bites and gor two fish, one native released and one hatchery Steelhead that was kept. There are still a few King Salmon in the river, my guys tomarrow are more interested in them then the Steelhead. We will see what happens.

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