The past ten days have been a bust for the local fishing ports in Humboldt and Del Norte county’s. High winds up to 25 mph and a building swell have kept all the boats sitting in the harbors.
I do have some good news though! We have been up on the klamath river for the past two weeks or more catching king salmon. Its been very consistent with most days hooking a lot of fresh chrome salmon. We are trolling anchovies with in-line spinner blades down in the estuary.
It looks like the ocean will hopefully start to calm down this weekend, let’s cross our fingers for some decent weather and good fishing.
We are taking reservations for the fall run of salmon and steelhead on the klamath river. We are also taking reservations for rockfish California halibut and albacore in the ocean.
The past 3 weeks has been filled with weather, fish closures and a well rounded diversity of species.
Pacific halibut is officially closed till next year! As of now it seems the salmon are all south of Eureka, in Fort Bragg and Bodega Bay.
Rock fish and ling cod are still bitting well at the cape, Trinidad and Redding rock.
The ocean is looking rough through Friday potentially, so I will be trolling for spring run salmon at the estuary of the klamath river. We have had limits three days in a row and hoping there will be more to come.
Fishing the past two weeks has been okay to a little slow. The good thing is that the fish we are catching are word class Winter Steelhead! We are expecting some weather for the next week, this will hopefully draw in some new fish. If you are looking for your trophy Steelhead THIS IS THE YEAR!!We still have some availability in February and March. Feel free to call or send a message for more info.
Fishing the Smith River yester day was a great way to end a not so excellent year. The rains have finally come to the coast!! Fish are being caught on all the North Coast and Southern Oregon rivers. Some are clearly better than others but I feel this season is going to be a fishy one, with ample days to fish. Please come and join us for the new 2021 Steelhead season on our 21′ North River jet boat or our 17′ Willie drift boat.
My Name is Micah Woolworth, owner and operator of Rivers Edge Fishing Guide Adventures. I’ve been fishing for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout on the West Coast my whole life. The fever for fishing is something I was born with. Read more...