Tag Archives: Smith River

Steelhead Finally Trickling In – Nor Cal’s Smith River

By: Mick Thomas Steelhead fishing on the Smith River is different every year. For some reason this year has been exceptionally slow to start. Fortunately, since getting bombarded with rain for the past two weeks things are starting to improve. While December and January was extremely slow the past week has proven that steelhead are […]

It’s Salmon Season On California’s Smith River

By: Mick Thomas There’s a lot of fish in the Smith River, but half of them have already come through the main stem. We’ve had some huge pushes of fish in the past few weeks. That first storm brought a massive number of fish in the system and then the second and third storm brought […]

Big Steelhead Run Happening On Cali’s Smith River

By: Mick Thomas We’ve had more steelhead come through the Smith River than you could shake a stick at this year. In fact, we’ve had one of the largest runs I’ve seen in decades. But, this is fairly common on high water years like we are having this year. A lot of times in dry […]

Lower Smith River Loaded With Salmon

By: Mick Thomas Whereas last year returns were poor this fall we’ve seen a large number of salmon in the Lower Smith River. Last year we had a few early big rains, which pulled the fish through the system faster and minimized the time we could target salmon. Fortunately, we haven’t had those early season […]