Smith and Trinity River steelhead fishing 12-26-2014.

Current fishing conditions on the Smith and Trinity River are very good for this weekend and upcoming week.  Many coastal steelhead rivers and creeks are forecasted to come down into fishable levels throughout this upcoming with what looks like a week of dry, sunny weather.  The Smith River is currently 10.8 feet or 7,600 cfs, dropping and clearing.  This is traditionally the time of year that many of our coastal rivers like the Smith see the leading edge of the seasons steelhead runs.  Especially after big rains like the Smith just had, conditions are great right now for both bank and boat fishing.

The Trinity River is too coming into shape with steelhead scattered throughout the upper section of river from Lewiston down through Junction City.  Currently the Trinity is at its Winter releases at Lewiston of 300 cfs.  Flows at Junction City are  790 cfs and dropping.  Fishing conditions are very good for this weekend and upcoming week for both bank and boat fishing opportunities for steelhead 3 to 6 pounds and larger steelhead 8 plus pounds.

 

 

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Dave Jacobs

Professional Guide Dave Jacobs is licensed to operate in both California and Oregon. Dave Jacobs is a licensed guide with The California Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as a current licensed Oregon guide registered with The Oregon State Marine Board. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed to operate in the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest on the upper Chetco River in Oregon, licensed to operate in the Six Rivers National Forest on The Smith River, Klamath River, Trinity River and South Fork Trinity River. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed with the Bureau of Land Management to operate on the upper Trinity River from Lewiston California downriver to Grays Falls on the Trinity River. Guide Dave Jacobs also holds a Merchant Mariner Credential with The U.S. Coast Guard and is certified in both CPR and First Aid. We are an equal opportunity provider.