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Waders Battle Steelhead In Low, Clear Conditions

Written By: Dan Bacher,
January 6, 2014

Winter steelhead are showing in good numbers in the Smith River, but most anglers are wading to hook the fish.

Fishermen and guides have to drag the drift boats through the shallow spots in the river to get to the holes, riffles and runs...

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Big, Bright Chinooks Arrive In River

Written By: Dan Bacher,
December 5, 2013

After a long period of low water conditions, the rain arrived and anglers were able to hook the big, beautiful king salmon that the Smith River is famous for once the leaves and other debris washed down river.

“The fishing isn’t red hot,...

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Salmon Enthusiasts Are Still Hoping For Rain

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 20, 2013

Some light rain arrived on the North Coast on Thursday, November 7, but not enough to change the low and clear conditions on the Smith and Chetco rivers. Phil Desautels of Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service and other anglers were hoping...

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Waders Battle Steelhead In Low, Clear Conditions

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Winter steelhead are showing in good numbers in the Smith River, but most anglers are wading to hook the fish.

Fishermen and guides have to drag the drift boats through the shallow spots in the river to get to the holes, riffles and runs where the steelhead are...

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Big, Bright Chinooks Arrive In River

Written By: Dan Bacher,

After a long period of low water conditions, the rain arrived and anglers were able to hook the big, beautiful king salmon that the Smith River is famous for once the leaves and other debris washed down river.

“The fishing isn’t red hot, but it’s not bad either,” said...

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Salmon Enthusiasts Are Still Hoping For Rain

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Some light rain arrived on the North Coast on Thursday, November 7, but not enough to change the low and clear conditions on the Smith and Chetco rivers. Phil Desautels of Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service and other anglers were hoping that some more significant rain...

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High Flows Helped Cancel Many Fishing Trips

Written By: FishSniffer Staff,
January 3, 2013

Fishing guides will have more time for finishing touches on Christmas decorations as high flows helped cancel many fishing trips this week. 

Plunking is the name of the game during high flows.  Although the Smith dropped down to 10.7 feet on the Jed Smith gauge at 3 p.m. Wednesday, the...

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Tips & Tactics for Smith River
Waiting for spring steel? You’re missing out Waiting for spring steel? You’re missing out

Written By: Bob Gwizdz

To many anglers, steelhead fishing doesn't really begin until spring, when the fish begin moving up on their redds to do their annual duty...

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Anchovy, I Love You! Anchovy, I Love You!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Just the other day I found myself setting on a deer stand on a ridge high in the Tahoe National Forest. The hunting was great except for...

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Steelhead Steelhead Drift Fishing: Recognizing and Identifying Holding Areas

Written By: Bill Herzog

The first step in reading water is realizing that no two sections of river are the same. With this in mind, how do you go about...

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Weather Report for Smith River

Todays date: Thursday April 24, 2014

Smith River Species
  • Steelhead
  • Steelhead
  • River Salmon
  • River Salmon
Whats Biting?

Steelhead

River Salmon



Water Level for Smith River

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