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Rivers on the rise – steelhead fishing on hold

Posted on: January 20, 2019

Devin Peterson, right, holds a nice hatchery steelhead landed earlier this week while fishing the Smith River with guide Sam Stover, pictured left. Photo courtesy of Sam Stover (left). Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Jan. 17, 2019 The fierce round of storms pounding the North Coast has brought a sudden stop to the winter […]

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Fishing the North Coast: Smith, Chetco best bets for green water

Posted on: January 10, 2019

Photo: Jon and Patty Stocum caught this hatchery steelhead on the Eel river last weekend. Must of gotten lost? Fishing the North Coast, Fishing Report By KENNY PRIEST | The Times-Standard January 9, 2019   If you’re on the hunt for green water this weekend, you’ll want to head north. The Smith and Chetco will […]

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Slow start to the steelhead season

Posted on: January 3, 2019

Mad River hatchery tagged steelhead photo courtesy of Charlie Holthaus Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Jan. 3, 2019 It’s been somewhat of a sluggish start to the winter steelhead season on the North Coast, and it’s hard to put a finger on exactly why. All of the coastal rivers saw a good rise on […]

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Ruben Rios Jr., of McKinleyville, landed an early-season winter steelhead while fishing the Mad River on Saturday. The coastal winter steelhead season should be in full swing following the latest round of storms. (Contributed/Sage Romberg)

Fishing the North Coast: Winter steelhead season set to take off

Posted on: December 20, 2018

Photo Caption: Ruben Rios Jr., of McKinleyville, landed an early-season winter steelhead while fishing the Mad River on Saturday. The coastal winter steelhead season should be in full swing following the latest round of storms. (Contributed/Sage Romberg) Fishing the North Coast By KENNY PRIEST  December 19, 2018 | The Times-Standard For North Coast river anglers, […]

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Photo courtesy of Mike Stratman or Redwood Coast Fishing

Rain, Steelhead on the way

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Photo courtesy of Mike Stratman/Redwood Coast Fishing Fishing the North Coast report by Kenny Priest Winter steelhead season has yet to kick into gear on the North Coast, but changes are a brewing. We have a couple decent storm fronts headed our way that will put all of the coastal rivers on the rise. If […]

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Coastal rivers await steelhead

Posted on: December 7, 2018

Fishing the North Coast fishing report Kenny Priest | Posted on December 6, 2018 With very little rain over the past week and the rivers on the drop, the end is likely in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The season has been somewhat of a disappointment to fishermen as only […]

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Latest Fishing Report: Mad is closed to fishing

Posted on: November 28, 2018

Fishing the North Coast Report: The Mad, Van Duzen, and South Fork of the Eel will all be closed to fishing starting Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 according to California Department of Fish and Wildlife. To listen to a recording about North Coast Rivers and low flow closures, call (707) 822-3164 for more info. Note: Should be a brief […]

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Two hatchery steelhead can be kept on the Trinity

Posted on: October 30, 2018

Steelhead Photo caught on a 4.5 MagLip by JD Richey Sportfishing (https://fishwithjd.com) Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest October 25, 2019 Weekend Weather “A weak front will pass through on Friday, but most of the precipitation will fall to our north,” said Kathleen Lewis of Eureka’s National Weather Service. “We don’t expect much rain […]

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Fishing Report Oct. 11

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Trinity River Steelhead photo courtesy of JD Richey Sportfising Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Thursday, October 11 2018 Upper Klamath quota update In a press release issued on Wednesday, the CDFW projects the recreational catch of fall Chinook salmon will meet the Upper Klamath adult fall Chinook Salmon quota below Iron Gate Dam […]

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Fishy Mixer & Meeting

Posted on: October 4, 2018

Want to volunteer for a river clean up, or get involved with the science and water monitoring program on the Mad River, or sign up for the Humboldt Steelhead Days fishing contest? Join Mad River Alliance and 5th District Supervisor Steve Madrone on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the historic Mad River Grange, starting at 5:30pm […]

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Steelhead making their way up to the Trinity

Posted on: October 4, 2018

Photo of Trinity River Steelhead by HSD angler Charlie Holthaus Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest October 4, 2018 Klamath/Trinity River Quotas: As a reminder, the fall Chinook (adult salmon) quota was met on the lower Klamath River. Sport Fishing is still open from the Hwy. 96 bridge in Weitchpec to the estuary, with […]

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Low-Flow Restrictions begin Oct. 1 for North Coast rivers

Posted on: October 1, 2018

Photo of the Mad River from Sept. 22, 2018 by Dave Feral Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest Low-Flow Restrictions begin Oct. 1 for North Coast rivers From September 1 for the Mad River only and October 1 for all other streams through January 31, any of the stream shall be closed to all angling […]

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