Smith River fishing report 12-29-2014.

Fishing conditions overall on the Smith River have been ideal for steelhead fishing this weekend.  Current flows on the Smith are 3,980 cfs/8.92 feet and great color.  The Smith looked great as well upriver on all of three forks and all the way down through the main river as reported by Smith River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  Unfortunately, the Smith is fishing very well but the catching is just starting at this time.  This is traditionally the time that the leading edge of steelhead enter the river and the fishing this weekend proved just that, there were just a handful of steelhead brought into the nets but they were very nice quality steelhead.  The steelhead fishing on the Smith will only get better through January and February and with every storm.  With little to no rain forecasted for the next week expect low and clear fishing conditions as the Smith drops.

Trinity River steelhead fishing report.

The Trinity River steelhead fishing has also been good this weekend with clear river conditions from Lewiston downriver to Cedar Flat.  The Trinity River fishing conditions have been clear and cold with just a few steelhead coming in as well. Trinity River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs reports most fish average 3 to 6 pounds and are a mix of both hatchery and wild steelhead with larger steelhead 6 to 10 pounds.   The flows at Lewiston are at Winter flows of 300 cfs.  Flows in Junction City are 579 cfs and very good color.  The Trinity River has very good bank and drift boat fishing happening now for both conventional and fly fishing.

Eel River steelhead fishing report.

The upper Eel River is fishing with great looking water but just a few steelhead around at the time of this report.  The lower stretches of the Eel are still high and lots of color this weekend.  The lower South fork is close to fishing and will look great this week with the lack of rain in Northern California.

Chetco River steelhead fishing report.

The flows on the Chetco river are very good at the time of this report and the steelhead fishing is improving everyday.  This weekend the Chetco River fished well and fishing was much better Sunday for hatchery steelhead with the decreased flows and great color.  The Chetco River is currently at 2,580 cfs and dropping.  The Chetco River catching was a bit better than the Smith River this weekend as reported by Chetco River fishing guide Dave Jacobs.   Steelhead fishing on the Chetco River will only improve through January and February.

RIVER CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE VERY QUICKLY DUE TO RUNOFF FROM RAINS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL AHEAD FOR CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS AS THEY WILL CHANGE QUICKLY THIS TIME OF YEAR.

The Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing report of the Chetco, Trinity, Eel and Smith River’s are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit the website at http://www.sacramentofishing.com

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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.

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