More rain is forecasted for Monday, and showers are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. You can also call the National Weather Service at (707) 443-7062 or the office on Woodley Island at (707) 443-6484. But it’s possible they’ll bounce back by Saturday before the flows head back up. © 2020. All were fishable as of Wednesday, but that will likely change with the rain coming on Thursday. By the time this weekend arrives, hopefully the water will have settled out. The forecast will likely change, so before you head out, check the marine forecast at and click on the marine tab. MadThe Mad is forecasted for a steep rise on Thursday as flows are predicted to reach 1,400 cfs early in the morning. A few California halibut also are being caught. A full report will be posted later today. “The fishing was very good, but not red hot like we’ve seen,” said Klassen. 12K likes. The Chetco has been blown out for the past week, although one boat went down last Saturday and got three nice kings in the high water, over 5,000 cfs. The best ways to reduce risk are: Remove the crab viscera and rinse out the body cavity prior to cooking, or boil or steam whole crabs, instead of frying or broiling, and discard cooking liquids. For up-to-date fishing reports and North Coast river information, email Northern California Fishing Report for, Sacramento River Fishing Guide Services, Salmon Fishing Reports, Sturgeon Fishing Reports, Striped Bass Fishing Reports, and Fishing Reports for Shad and Trout. The season was a good one, especially on the quick-clearing Smith, which had more fishable days than all of the other rivers combined. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Brook Trout fishing in Antero Reservoir with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. A few steelhead have already been reported. If you’re looking to get out of the house this weekend, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a fishable river. The forecast will likely change, so before you head out, check the marine forecast at and click on the marine tab. Report Long Island – New York Fishing Report – December 10, 2020 "Endless" striper action, bluefish are still in the mix, 180-pound bluefin, solid tog fishing, jumbo black sea … For more information regarding recreational Dungeness crab fishing regulations and other crab species, please visit the DFG Marine Region website at, River Notes Tuesday will be a transition day with scattered showers not amounting to much. The Mad and lower Eel could see 1 to 2 inches. Book tickets 🎫 online at The Smith should be in great shape on Thursday and Friday, however conditions over the weekend will be marginal due to the incoming storms. The rain will return on Wednesday and Thursday of next week,” Kennedy added. Boats are fishing both reefs, the Sisters, and around the lighthouse.”BrookingsThe salmon bite is back on out of Brookings, with a few fish right outside the mouth of the Chetco and bigger schools a couple miles offshore according to Andy Martin of Brookings Fishing Charters. Redding residents Paul Rother, right, along with his son Cody landed a nice pair of Smith River kings on Tuesday. The daily bag and possession limit is 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon per year. Weekend Marine ForecastThe weekend forecast looks plenty fishable, and lighter winds and lower seas are expected late in the weekend and early next week. This will be a colder system, with snow levels dropping to 2,500 to 3,000 feet. This warning is due to the sporadic detection of elevated levels of domoic acid in the viscera of Dungeness crabs caught off the Northern California coast. Charlie Holthaus, of Weaverville, landed a nice steelhead while fishing the Trinity River Friday, Dec. 11. Mad South Fork EelThe South Fork opened on Thursday. Chetco River We’ve got a few pretty decent storms coming in the next few days and it looks like Sunday might be the only day where side-drifting will be possible,” Coopman added. Plus up-to-date weather reports, including temperature forecasts, wind speed, humidity, and more. The fishing remains about the same, we’re seeing one to three adults a day with a few half pounders mixed in working from Lewiston down to Cedar Flat. “We can expect periods of light rain on Sunday turning into widespread showers in the evening. “In Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, Thursday’s rain could drop up to a half to an inch of rain. The Chetco blew out on Sunday and will probably be too high to fish until the middle or even end of next week reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. When we get another weather window, we’ll have another option.”, Crescent CityThere’s been a few salmon caught this week reports Britt Carson of Crescent City’s Englund Marine. He said, “Last Thursday we landed a half a dozen while side-drifting. With the increase in flows, the rivers should see a pretty good influx of new kings, and should push the older fish into their spawning grounds. With off and on rain in the forecast, both rivers should fish well for the next few days. Report Options Current fishing report This date in previous years Yearly report Yearly report 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Fishing reports are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. This is my blog. Move around to different spots or even trailer to different sections of the river until you find fish. There should be some hatchery fish from Loeb park down. After December when the majority of the salmon have spawned, the river could be opened back up for steelhead fishing. Hammond's Fishing and Boating Center provided the bait and the certified scales for this record fish. As of today November 25 th 2020. {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) Klamath River Steelhead tournament [email protected] According to the river level predictions, it will be on the high side Monday, but should be driftable. The rockfish action was good at the Cape, but not wide-open like the halibut. The Elk had some new fish on Tuesday, mainly on the lower end according to Martin. Be sure and call the low-flow closure hotline, 822-3164, to determine if the river is open prior to fishing. Smith River All crab traps will be required to have a destruct device, must be marked with the GO ID number of the operator of the trap, and may not be deployed during the seven days prior to the opening of the Dungeness crab season. Sacramento River salmon fishing report video courtesy of Dave Jacobs of CALL (530)646-9110 TODAY. The catch and release of Chinook salmon is legal on the Eel and Van Duzen Rivers, but keeping them is prohibited. “Most guides were only getting a fish per boat, with a few guides getting a couple. Lake Ontario Fishing (c/o 1,000 Islands International Tourism Council) 43373 Collins Landing Road Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 United States Smith RiverThe Smith was in fishable shape on Monday but was dropping quickly. Not quite as much rain in the forecast this week as in the past few, but a couple of smaller systems could drop another inch or two to the region. The Smith basin could see up to three-quarters of an inch and Humboldt could see a half. © 2020 Rudow's FishTalk LLC, Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report, November 27 Update: So it’s out with the kings and in with the widely-popular winter steelhead. And that’s if we don’t see any more rain. Smith River “The bite kicked into gear early this week, with anchovies trolled just below the surface working best,” said Martin. Trelly's Fishing Report. The forecast for the next seven days is looking very wet according to Reginald Kennedy of Eureka’s National Weather Service. The Elk is low and clear according to Martin. Conditions finally took a turn for the better on Sunday, and according to Wilson, the halibut bit pretty well. “Fishing was good on Thursday through Saturday and again Monday, but slower for many of the boats on Tuesday. The Elk fishes best during rainy periods. The Smith dropped into perfect shape on Wednesday and should continue to kick out large kings through the weekend. We don’t normally see the first real big push of steelhead arrive until right around Christmas time. For the Humboldt rivers, including the Mad, Eel, and Van Duzen, the rain coming this weekend will put them out of commission for a while. Showers will taper off on Friday evening and Saturday is looking somewhat dry. Cash not an option for fishing license purchase We could really use a good amount of rain to mix things up. “Light rain is in the forecast for Saturday night, with up to a half-inch falling. Shuttles will be available and can be scheduled at check in and will cost $20.00 per vehicle. Charlie Holthaus, of Weaverville, landed a nice steelhead while fishing the Trinity River Friday, Dec. 11. Be prepared to work and spend some time on the river,” said Huber, McKinleyville resident Corey Allen landed a nice king salmon on a recent trip to the Smith River. Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length. We heard about dozens of fish in a day with five keepers among them, and while the exact location wasn’t given away, we note that there are a number of charted wrecks close to Smith Point that lay in the right depth range that would certainly be worth exploring. For more information, contact Mario Gomez at 530-598-0530. December 16, 2020. Frank Marble picked up his third last week. While gusty winds have put a crimp in effort levels recently, we heard from one reader who made it out on the lower Potomac Monday and caught football-shaped fish in the 20- to 25-inch class on white Bass Assassins, and another who trolled above the Rt. “We’re in a transition stage where the older steelhead have started to move down to make room for the fresh ones coming up. A few were caught off the B Street Pier last Friday. ''); I’d expect to hear some really good scores by Friday. Fishing has been pretty good on the Sixes.”, California’s Second District Congressman Jared Huffman landed a nice 35 lb. “We started to see a few more jumbos this week along with plenty of legal sport size crabs. Photo courtesy of Fishing the North Coast Guide Service. On Monday, the swells relented just enough for Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sportfishing to quickly dump a half-dozen test pots offshore. The river is forecasted to jump up to nearly 14 feet on Thursday afternoon, which will likely put it at a dangerous level to drift reports Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. The weekend marine forecast is calling for winds 5 to 10 knots out of the N on Saturday, with waves W 12 feet at 16 seconds. New crab regulations for 2016-2017 Smith River He said, the river hasn’t dropped as quickly as predicted, and should continue to fish really well until we get the next round of storms. Salmon fishing on the Smith has been quite a bit tougher since it dropped back into shape on Monday. Chetco River Will likely be off-color through the weekend. For more information on Dungeness crab, please visit, Oregon commercial crab season delayed We're informing, engaging, and providing transparency to our partners and customers. The meeting will be held at the Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. CDFW is proposing multiple closure options to protect endangered winter-run Chinook, including a motor ban and a fly fishing-only regulation. Anglers heading up the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac continue to report awesome blue catfish catches, mostly on gizzard shad and other cut fish. Very few winter steelhead were caught on any of the rivers, but that should change when they drop back down and turn green. Online Tournament Tackle Shop * indicates required. There were a few bright fish between the North Fork and Social Security, and some fish between Loeb and Ice Box. “The rains brought the Elk back to prime levels, and it will probably be the best bet for the Southern Oregon coastal rivers this weekend. Guides had a fish a rod early in the week before the bite stalled on Tuesday. Friday’s forecast is calling for winds out of the south 5 to 10 knots and 7 foot waves at 15 seconds. “With Ruth Lake full, it won’t drop as quickly. Outdoor News Junior Pro Team Captain, Daniel Ellingson takes a moment to share ice conditions and a fishing report. Drift boats only and no motors are allowed during the competition. As the water drops this week, the fish will slow down and start to hold in the holes and back-bouncing will be real effective.”. Dec 03, 2020. For more info on the new regulations, visit, CDPH warns rec anglers to avoid consuming the viscera of Dungeness crab caught north of Point Reyes It’s predicted to rise all day Thursday, reaching 4,800 cfs on Friday morning. We are seeing two to four fish per trip with flies, plugs, and side-drifting all working about the same. Anglers may keep track of the status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling (800) 564-6479. We’ll see wide-spread showers on Sunday lasting through Tuesday, with most of the precipitation falling in the mountains. Friday’s forecast is calling for 5 to 15 knot winds out of the N and NW waves 6 feet at 7 seconds and W 2 feet at 9 seconds. The Mad is still big and brown and probably won’t fish until sometime next week reports Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors. December 16, 2020. Find a wreck in the 50- to 80-foot zone, drop metal jigging spoons baited with a squid strip or Gulp! The daily/seasonal bag limit is 2 Chinook daily, only one may be unclipped. A series of rain storms moved across the North Coast earlier this week bringing sizable rises to the Chetco and Smith rivers on Tuesday. Sunday looks slightly better offshore, with winds out of the NW 5 to 10 knots and W waves 13 feet at 13 seconds. Rough seas last weekend spoiled what would have likely been a very successful sport crab opener. on a jighead, and serious numbers of these fish can be encountered. Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing reports the Chetco is full of half-pounders at the moment. Fishing Reports - Fishing Locations - Product Buying Guides. After a mere two-hour soak, the pots were pulled with roughly 15 keepers in each. “It feels like a normal year so far. Find “Fishing the North Coast” on Facebook and for up-to-date fishing reports and North Coast river information. Trellys Fishign Report - 1 Meter Cod Shepparton! (approximately 12 nautical miles off shore); and on the south, by 41°26’48” N. lat. The water temp is 65 degrees. The Sixes fished better than the Elk over the weekend and early this week, but was high on Tuesday according to Martin. Before the Chetco blew out on Tuesday, salmon fishing had slowed reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. I will be side-drifting, looking for early steelhead, along with running salmon plugs in some of the more likely salmon holes. Friends of Del Norte County, led by Ted Souza, are proposing two regulation changes that could heavily impact Smith River salmon and steelhead anglers. Van Duzen The water temp is 65 degrees. Photo courtesy of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. Kenny Priest operates Fishing the North Coast, a fishing guide service out of Humboldt specializing in salmon and steelhead. Sunday is looking better, with SE winds 5 to 10 knots and NW waves 8 feet at 11 seconds. There’s been quite a bit of bait hanging in some areas, so I’m hopeful that they’ll find it soon. (approximately 2 nautical miles offshore), and on the south by 40°36’24” N. lat. We have a tentative start date for COD & SEA BASS Starting Monday, 12/21. The much-anticipated sport Dungeness crab season will open on time this year, and the season’s first crustaceans can be legally hauled from the salty waters of oceans and bays beginning Saturday morning. Another reported that fishing the lower Potomac also produced fish for the box, but again, he had to work for ‘em and getting bites on six-inch BKDs fished on 1.5-ounce heads and jigging two-ounce Crippled Herrings took a lot of work. With the forecast calling for off and on rain for the next week, expect both of these rivers to remain the epicenter for coastal king fishing. There were a few boats on the river, with some side-drifting for steelhead and others targeting salmon. According to Reginald Kennedy of Eureka’s National Weather Service, the next chance of rain will be Friday evening, with showers lingering into Saturday morning. 410.216.9309 Also, in waters where the bag limit is zero for trout and salmon, the fish must be released unharmed and should not be removed from the water. AND all 12 anglers were fishing with the BER Float Fishing Reel Top Centre Pin Reels. For this upcoming season, crab traps used to take either Dungeness crab or rock crab can’t be used or deployed in state waters from October 29, 2016 until the Dungeness crab fishery opens at 12:01 a.m. on November 5, 2016, and any crab traps found in ocean waters prior to this seven-day period should be removed from the water by October 28, 2016. With extremely rough seas forecasted for the next few days, Klassen pulled most of his gear and is likely done running trips. Weather aheadWidespread rain is in the forecast for Wednesday, according to Kathleen Zontos of Eureka’s National Weather Service. s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window,document,'script', Find it on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and It should fish around mid-day on Thursday according to Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. Reports from Smith Point continue to headline the striper fishery in the Lower Bay. The weekend weather doesn’t look to promising for a last minute run to the Cape, or anywhere for that matter. Chetco The rivers can be opened up at any time. A wetter system will arrive on Wednesday, with potentially two inches falling,” Kennedy added. Anglers may still keep a daily bag of two Chinook salmon under 22 inches. South Fork “We’re not seeing the jumbos yet, but the crabs are in great shape and really full. With rain in the forecast for at least the next seven days, it could be a while before these rivers drop back down to fishable levels. On the Rainy River… An interesting fall on the river. CDFW will make information public by a telephone recorded message each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as to whether any river will be open or closed to fishing. Smith River According to the group, the financial impact to the fishing guides would be negligible since they rarely fish above the forks. Mad Dungeness crab sport fishery to open statewide Friday’s forecast is calling for SW winds 15 to 25 knots, with waves SW 8 feet at 8 seconds and W 15 feet at 15 seconds. Recreational season will remain open under a warning to anglers not to eat the viscera of crab caught in the affected areas. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Smith was right around 10.5 feet on the Jed Smith gauge. We’ve had these early rains plenty of years, and I don’t think it changes the length of the season at all. It’s likely we’ll see some lulls here and there, but my feeling is this year could be special.” There are good numbers of salmon in the lower Chetco, from Loeb to Social Security Bar reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. According to DFG Senior Marine Biologist Pete Kalvass, who oversees the Invertebrate Management Project, CDFW will begin collecting crab next week for meat yields, weather depending. Connect via Facebook, Instagram, or email. Anglers also can have one cabezon as part of the rockfish limit beginning July 1. Just a Devils Lake outdoor junkie. Prior to the rain, fishing was tough for the masses, but the guys who are out there every day were catching their share. The leader below the bobber or strike indicator must remain suspended in the water column and not resting on the river bottom. We even caught a few halibut up to 77-pounds while rock fishing. The Eel, Van Duzen and Mad all remain off color, but plenty of salmon were spotted moving through these rivers last week. After last year’s domoic acid debacle, which delayed both sport and commercial openers, this is welcome news. Oregon anglers can keep any combination of black, blue, canary, yellowtail and vermilion rockfish as part of that limit, and have a sub-bag-limit of one China, copper or quillback rockfish. As the stripers begin to clear out, we’re expecting catfishing to become more popular; there are plenty of opportunities to catch them from shore and boat throughout the winter. Elk/Sixes “We were mostly running half-day trips prior to the weekend and getting quick limits of black rockfish and a few salmon right in front of the Trinidad Head,” said Sepulveda. Typically, the Elk and Sixes have a later run, so the bulk of the fish are likely still to come.”, Kyle McGill of Grants Pass, Ore., holds a 40-pound king he caught Oct. 25 on the Smith River with a 5.0 MagLip plug while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. We’ll likely see a few early steelhead begin to show as well. And the Smith will soon follow suit. Eel It will likely take a few days of dry weather before it clears. The lings bit really well on Tuesday, with limits up to 28-pounds.”, TrinidadCurt Wilson of Wind Rose Charters and Tony Sepulveda of Shellback Sport Fishing both fished through some tough weather prior to Sunday. These will linger into Monday. All of the North Coast rivers, other than the Smith, were running high and dirty as of Wednesday. Mad River Hatchery ladder now openThe water running down the ladder to the river was turned on last Saturday. The Rivers: We’ll see another break on Friday morning, but more rain is predicted by Friday afternoon,” Kennedy added. Just a Devils Lake outdoor junkie. The river is expected to blow out from Friday through the weekend.”. All North Coast rivers subjected to low flow fishing closures, including the Smith, Eel, Mad, Redwood Creek, and Van Duzen are currently open to fishing. Barbless hooks are required. ... For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434. In a press release issued earlier this week, the state agriculture officials in Oregon announced a delay to the start of the commercial Dungeness crabbing season statewide due to high levels of domoic acid found in some crabs’ flesh. Smith River “There’s a small chance it could be fishable at the top, but I wouldn’t count on it,” Grundman said. The season is expected to re-open on Nov. 7. According to Van Scovk, 25 wild pairs are needed to meet their spawning needs. (approximately 2 nautical miles south of the Eel River mouth). Check back often for the latest news and fishing reports. Hopefully the weather will calm down and the sport guys can tug on some full pots prior to the start of the commercial season. The fall-run Chinook salmon quota on the Lower Trinity River is 183 adult Chinook salmon from the confluence with the Klamath River up to Cedar flat. Smith River The GO ID number is the unique, 10-digit identifier assigned by the Automated License Data System to your profile. I’d expect a few winter steelhead to be in the mix. Trout and steelhead top the list. This system has the potential to drop 2 to 4 inches of rain over the three days, with the Smith basin seeing the higher totals. Trellys Fishing Report. The hatchery hopes to begin spawning on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and then each following Tuesday. The northern California commercial Dungeness crab season is slated to open at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, north of the Sonoma-Mendocino county line. “Rain is going to be heavy at times and we could see 1 to 2 inches,” said Zontos. On Sunday, roe fished below bobbers or with divers worked better.” Up to date, accurate and reliable fishing reports and fishing news for Northern Minnesota. The low flow closure hotline for North Coast rivers is (707) 822-3164. We had a reader check in to say the fish were stacked up in deep water in the channel, however, he also noted that it was tough to get them to bite and as a result, it was a relatively slow pick. CDPH believes that Dungeness crab meat is safe to consume, however, as a precaution, consumers are advised not to eat the viscera (internal organs, also known as “butter” or “guts”) of crabs. Without much rain this week bringing sizable rises to the fishing is some of the North Fork Tuesday and. 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