Smith River fishing report 2-12-2015.

The heavy rains have come and gone on the Smith River which experienced high flows over the weekend but are now on a steady drop.  Currently the Smith River is dropping at 10.66 on the Jed Smith Park gauge at the time of this report.  The Smith River is forecasted to steadily drop and clear everyday this week and through next weekend as there is no rain forecasted.  Both bank and drift boat fishermen have reported slow steelhead fishing overall with a few doing fair at best.  The Smith River is famed for its very good steelhead fishing in January and February.  These recent rains may be all that it takes to attract new fresh groups of winter run Smith River steelhead from the ocean.

Chetco River steelhead fishing report.

The Chetco River has also received heavy rains recently and is flowing at 4,840 cfs at the time of this report. There has been a couple of mudslides mudding the river up some but the Chetco River will soon be dropping into prime fishing levels by the weekend. Steelhead fishing on the Chetco was fair on Thursday with several steelhead caught.   The weather forecast here is also nice and dry for the rest of the week and weekend and the Chetco River should remain on a steady drop in flow.  February is a very good time to steelhead fish on the Chetco River near Brookings,Oregon.

Sacramento River sturgeon fishing report.

The Sacramento River in downtown Redding is very muddy right now from heavy rains.  The Sacramento River is high and muddy as you move downriver through Butte City and Colusa.  The Sacramento River is at 52 feet at the Colusa bridge and dropping at the time of this report.  Sturgeon fishing should pick back up later this week as flows drop and stabilize a bit below Butte City.  Flows are forecasted to drop below 50 feet at the Colusa Bridge gauge later in the week.  Sturgeon were being caught before the weekend rains and even in the muddy river conditions.  February and March are prime months to catch white sturgeon on the Sacramento River.

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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