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Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 09:22:33
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Winter Steelhead Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: The rains come yesterday. This morning there is patchy blue skies this is going to drop the rivers again. If the weather holds it will start to melt the snow pack. The days of Steelhead fishing are starting to fill up. I will be running multiple boats this year again for larger groups. You must book early for the best dates. I did find that last year that March was a very good month to fish, there were a lot of them and very few boats. The Smith River water level is at 18.92 and the CFS is 34,700. The Chetco River water level is at 16.09 and the CFS is 32,300. I am taking bookings for the winter Steelhead Fishing in California & Oregon. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 08:23:08
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Winter Steelhead Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: The rain slowed down and the rivers are dropping this morning there is patchy skies with some blue up there. The Smith Rivers dropped over 3 feet and CFS dropped 11,000. I think it will fish by Tuesday or Wednesday this week. The days of Steelhead fishing are starting to fill up. I will be running multiple boats this year again for larger groups. You must book early for the best dates. I did find that last year that March was a very good month to fish, there were a lot of them and very few boats. The time now is Dec.29th 8Am the rivers are dropping. The Smith River water level is at 15.04 and the CFS is 18,900. The Chetco River water level is at 10.29 and the CFS is 12,200. I am taking bookings for the winter Steelhead Fishing in California & Oregon. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 15:15:41
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Winter Steelhead Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: The rain slowed so I went North to fish the Elk River on Wed 18. We fished plugs and bounced eggs. We found 5 Salmon landed 3 biggest 22#'s. The Rains hit hard with high winds. The Smith come in to shape on Monday Dec.23. Started fishing for Steelhead Landed 3 adults and 6 half Pounders. Fished the Smith on Tuesday Dec 24 and found several Steelhead, Landed 1 adult and 4 half pounders. Fished the Smith a half day and hooked 4 Steelhead and landed 2. All the rivers are blowned out at this time and is raining. The Smith was up to 23 ' mid day Friday the 27th and by Saturday the 28th it dropped 5 feet and went from 60,000 CFS to 33,000 CFS. I think it will fish by Wednesday or Thursday this week. The days of Steelhead fishing are starting to fill up. I will be running multiple boats this year again for larger groups. You must book early for the best dates. I did find that last year that March was a very good month to fish, there were a lot of them and very few boats. The time now is Dec.28th 3Pm the rivers are dropping. The Smith River water level is at 18.21 and the CFS is 31,400. The Chetco River water level is at 11.70 and the CFS is 16,400. I am taking bookings for the winter Steelhead Fishing in California & Oregon. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 09:07:07
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: The Rain that we got opened the Smith River on Wednesday Dec.11, We fished from the forks to ruby park. We saw hundreds of King Salmon on their Reds on your drift down. We fished plugs and bounced eggs. We had 2 Salmon on 1 break our leader with our plug and the other released. We fished lower Smith on Thursday Dec 12th from ruby to sarina. We did find chrome bright fish with sea lice about 22#'s. The rains started earlier that Thursday and it has rained sense it is now Saturday Dec 14th and raining. In my rain gage I have gotten over 5 " in 2 days. This is good it will bring in the Steelhead into the Smith and the Chetco. The rivers north like the Elk and the Sixes this will bring in King Salmon. The Elk River Hatchery has gotten over 2 hundred King Salmon back in the last 3 days. I will be fishing there as soon as it clears up. The days of Steelhead fishing are starting to fill up. I will be running multiple boats this year again for larger groups. You must book early for the best dates. I did find that last year that March was a very good month to fish, there were a lot of them and very few boats. The Smith River water level is at 16.58 and the CFS is 25,100. The Chetco River water level is at 11.43 and the CFS is 15,600. I am taking bookings for the winter King Salmon Coast Rivers of Oregon and Steelhead. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 09:16:40
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: We are now only able to fish the tide water of the Smith River for the fall salmon. We fished Sat.nov.30th on the Smith landed 2 and had a couple of tack downs on the bobbers but didn't stick nice weather. Fished again on Monday, Dec.2th, on the smith the hooked 3 salmon 1 jack. The big salmon went 32#'s and it was chrome bright it took 40 min to land I was using 10 # leaders and a loose drag. I had the next 3 days off, I went crabbing 2 of they and did very well fresh crab is good. We were on the smith again Dec.6th.It was a tuff day of fishing the sun was out at 65 degrees And blue skies. We were able to find a few salmon looked hi and low for them all day hooked 4 and landed 2 the big salmon went 28#'s and chrome bright. I wish the rains to come we need them. The days of Steelhead fishing are starting to fill up. I will be running multiple boats this year again for larger groups. You must book early for the best dates. I did find that last year that March was a very good month to fish, there were a lot of them and very few boats. The Smith River water level is very low. The Chetco River water level is very low. I have open days in December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 06:24:26
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: We are now only able to fish the tide water of the Smith River for the fall salmon. I fished on the Smith River on the Sat. 23; I fished a young couple it was a half-day trip we hooked 3. Two brook off and landed 1, 28#er. Back to the Smith on Sunday the 24 Th. I fished 2 CHP officers they hooked 4 and landed 4. The 2 they keeped was a 38#er and a 32#er. Fun fished with 2 friends Mon. and Tue. In the 2 days I hooked 4 salmon 1 of my friends hooked 7 Salmon and the other didn't get a bite, they say that practice makes perfect. I fished a father and son on Wed. Keith and Chet he was 10 years old that was a lot of fun it was a joint Effort dad held the rod and Chet reeled the fish in this worked. They hooked 3 and landed 3 the first 2 were Ok the fish were a 28 #ER and a 20 #ER. The last 1 was Very Big and it was a lot for Keith to handle but The Joint fight worked we landed it after a fight that I thought would never end the KING SALMON weight in At 46 pounds we went to Hiouchi store to use their scale. The Smith River water level is very low. The Chetco River water level is very low. I have open days in December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 09:02:55
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Chetco on Monday the 18th.We drifted from ice box down and didn't touch a fish we used kwikfish all day. We went to the Smith on Tuesday drifted the lower from the towers to rowdy creek we hooked 3 on bobbers they were dark fish. Fished the Smith on Wednesday and went bobber fishing we went to the tidal water of the piling hole that was good landed 5 salmon 2 were bright and 3 were turning dark the large salmon was dark and released it went to 30 #'s. Thursday was a day to be off. On Friday I was at the Chetco with Oregon Dept Fish & wildlife getting brood stock to go to the Elk River Hatchery. These fish are raised there and are returned to the Chetco. I helped to seine net tide rock in 4 passes we netted about 45 king salmon we returned some and kept 33 fish. This net is 200 feet long and it took about 15 people to handle the task from pulling the net to grabbing the fish to running them to the truck. There was several over the forty pound mark. The Smith River needs rain. The Chetco River is open but it needs rain. I have open days in November and December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 08:51:15
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Smith River on Tuesday 12th hooked 2 but didn't land them are rained about 1 inch. Fished on the Chetco Wednesday 13th. We got to Loeb Park and there were 15 empty trailers and 4 boats in the water with motors. We went up high to South Fork and didn't see anther boat all day. We hooked 3 Salmon landed 1 it went 32#'s and landed 2 nice cut throat trout. Fished the Sixes River on Friday 15th the river was low we did find 1 salmon that was biting and landed it but not much else. As I am writing this it is RAINING and fishing tomorrow might be good with fresh fish coming in be here. The Smith River water level is 6.53 feet and 862 CFS. The Chetco River water level is 3.58 feet 1,070 CFS. I have open days in November and December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 05:52:21
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Smith River on Monday we fished the lower river. We fished plugs all day the river look great nice weather. We hooked 5 Salmon landed none not good 2 plugs came back in with bent hooks. Are big fished that we had to the boat about 6 times looked to be over forty pounds the fight went 30 min. then got off just out of reach of the net -----barb less hooks. The Smith River is at 7.88 and dropping but it is raining. The Chetco River is open the level is 5.62 and dropping but raining. I have open days in November and December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, November 11, 2002 at 06:08:15
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Smith River on Saturday the water come up from the rain but it was full of leaves and I had tuff fishing the leaves would fail our plugs so fast it seamed that they were not in the water much. From my rain gage in the last three days it shows that we have gotten over 5.5 inches of rain. The Smith River pecked at over 11 feet on Sunday about 2 PM by 9:30 PM it is at 10' .25" and dropping. The Smith River should fish well tomorrow if the rains slow down. The Chetco River is open but in needs a couple of days to clear. I have open days in November and December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, November 4, 2002 at 20:17:08
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Fall Salmon Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the lower Smith River estuary. I fished Ed Rice from Washington the last 4 days he hooked over 20 Salmon and landed 12 Salmon in 4 days of fishing he went home yesterday very happy. We were fly fishing for these very large king salmon. I learned a lot from Ed in those 4 days and I was able to fish beside him I hooked about 6 salmon and landed 2, those king salmon put up a great fight. Thank You: Ed Rice I am looking forward to fish with you again The Smith River is closed to fishing at rowdy creek up. The Chetco River is closed to fishing from the 101 bridge up. I have open days in November and December. I am taking bookings for the Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons and Winter Steelhead Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 05:55:00
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The fall Salmon are starting to stage in the lower holes of the Smith River and on the Chetco River.There is a lot of Salmon in both rivers.The chetco will be closing to low flows on friday if we have no rain from the 101 bridge up.The Smith River is closed from rowdy creek up.We fished on the Smith River yesterday Fly Fishing we hooked 2 salmon but landed none.The salmon are jumping all over and that changes as dose the tides that brings them in to the river. I will be fishing again today.


Date: Monday, August 26, 2002 at 08:23:14
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Rogue River fishing Reports: Hello fishing on the Rogue River. The Rogue River fish are very large so far a 57#er is the biggest fish that has been caught in the bay. The Rogue River Salmon Derby was on Saturday. On Saturday I saw a 50#er landed the fisherman was not in the derby the fish that won was a 43#er. The Salmon were very active jumping all over the place. The best bites have been the incoming tide to a couple of hours after high tide. We trolled the bay with bait, spinners, and a combination. The water is at 63 degrees and holding and the weather is great nice cool sunny days. I have been getting some nice fish just not a lot of them the fish are not coming easy 1 to 2 fish a trip. I am available to take you fishing it is only going to get better.


Date: Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 09:13:02
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Rogue River fishing Reports :: Hello fished on the Rogue Friday. The Salmon were very active jumping all over the place. The best bites have been in the after noon. The incoming tide to a couple of hours after high tide is the best. We trolled the bay with bait, spinners, and a combination. We hooked one and the salmon won it swam away to fight other day. There is a lot of very large Salmon in the bay right now. The water is very warm. I am available to take you fishing it is only going to get better.


Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 23:47:31
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Rogue River fishing Reports and Flows Hello fished on the Rogue Saturday. We trolled the bay with bait spinner combination. We hooked two and landed them both the first one went 20# and the second Salmon went 24#. The water is very warm. We fished on Monday and didn't get a bite. I will be back on the water on Friday.


Date: Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 19:37:03
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Rogue River - Klamath River Spring fishing Reports Hello fished on the Rogue on Friday the spring run is slowing down the moss is very thick and your rods need to be cleaned very often. The summer Chinook run will start at any time in the next few weeks. We fished on the Klamath River on Saturday. It was crowded we got there late it was about 6:30 am when our boat was in the water. To find a good spot was hard. The spring run is good up on the Klamath River. The month of June is very good there. I was asked why I don't give a report on the springer fishing??? There are more fishermen, then there are great fishing spots. It is best not to tell all where you are fishing and how good it was. That spot won't be there tomorrow. I am fishing so if you want to go call or E mail me. Thank you


Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 10:39:08
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Rogue River fishing Reports and Flows Hello fished on the Rogue Tuesday, The fishing picked up after the rain. We landed only one Salmon it was about 15 pounds. It was very crowded we got there late. To find a good spot was hard. Fished on the Klamath on Friday we landed one Salmon there. The spring runs will pick up on the Klamath River. The month of June is very good there.


Date: Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 23:36:49
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Rogue River fishing Reports and Flows Hello I am back from my spring break. I went to Italy on vacation. I saw the country there. I fished in the Mediterranean Sea twice the water was blue and the fish were different then they are here. The food was great. The women are beautiful. I had a good time. I will start fishing now.


Date: Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 07:48:24
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows The Smith looks good the river is green and there is steelhead interring the Smith River into the month of May with the spring rains the steelhead keep returning to the Smith Rivers it was F & G that closes the Smith River. There is very little boat pressure with spring type weather this is a good time to be steelheading. I went for a driftboat test drive on Thursday with gene he has never caught a steelhead so I brought a rod for him flouted a couple of hours and gene landed his first Steelhead for a total of 2 with out trying. I fished a father and son on Friday the young boy of 13 has never fished for Steelhead 'Will' is his name. Will hooked 3 Steelhead on his own and landed 2 of them his father ' Mike ' handed Will his rod once and Will landed that 1. Mike hooked 2 more and landed them for his self we had a great day of fishing and Mike is very Happy for mike has a new Steelhead partner in Will his son. THANK YOU again Mike. I want to thank all of my clients that fish with me that call for a report or E: mail and to say hi We had a great time fishing with you. I know that the fishing trip is not over when the boat hits the bank at the end of the day it lasts forever and until we fish again for some more memories. I could Wright a long list of thank you 's to you all and this is my short list THANK YOU. I will take a spring break and start fishing on the Rogue River. The Rogue River is only a short drive of about 35 miles from my place in Smith River. I will fish there throw October, The Rogue has a spring Chinook run, a summer Chinook run, a fall Chinook run and a fall Silvers run that I fish. I do travel to other rivers to fish when they are fishing good. The Smith River is at 8.69 Feet and dropping the flow is 3,036 CFS. The Chetco River is at 3.96 feet and dropping the flow is 1,740 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, March 25, 2002 at 07:33:35
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows The Smith looks good the river dropped a half a foot from yesterday and should fish. There is very little boat pressure now and with spring type weather this is a good time to be steelheading. The Rogue: The next River that I will be fishing has been giving up Spring Chinook. The first Chinook was landed on February 24 2002. There was 2 landed that day one was 30 # and the other was a 34 # nice spring Salmon. Now that it is late in March the count has been over one hundred and the big springer so far was caught on March 21 and it weighted in at 43 #. I have one steelhead trip to go for the season; I will take a spring break and start fishing on the Rogue River. The Rogue River is only a short drive of about 35 miles from my place in Smith River. I will fish there throw October, The Rogue has a spring Chinook run, a summer Chinook run, a fall Chinook run and a fall Silvers run that I fish. I do travel to other rivers to fish when they are fishing good. The Smith River is at 9.98 Feet and dropping the flow is 5,153 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.86 feet and dropping the flow is 2,530 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 07:41:15
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows I fished on the Smith on Friday with 2 boats in total we landed 6 Steelhead 4 on plugs and 2 on bait, nice fish all between 7 and 10 #. We fished on the Sixes River in OR. On Saturday with 2 boats in total landed 9 steelhead 7 on plugs and 2 on bait it rained all day. We didn't land any large steelhead all of them were 6 to 12 #. We only saw one other boat all day that is good fishing to me. P.S. John Thank You for your service and help you did good. The rain amount in 2 days was about 1 3/4 inches I still have open days this season this is your last call. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 10.62 Feet and dropping the flow is 6,424 CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.20 feet and dropping the flow is 2,880 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 08:14:01
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows I fished on the Chetco, I had a single the weather was great and water was green but not gin clear. We hooked one in the second slot after the put in that ran down stream for the Rocks and that battle was won by the steelhead it was fresh. We landed a fresh hatchery hen about 8 #'s and a small one. The rains washed all the down runners out to the ocean there were none in the river I will fish again on Friday. I still have open days this season this is your last call. It is going to rain again this weekend next weeks fishing will be good. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 9.32 Feet and dropping the flow is 3,999 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.66 feet and dropping the flow is 2, 340 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, March 18, 2002 at 19:16:25
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows I will be fishing tomorrow and give you an update. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 9.48 Feet and dropping the flow is 4,265 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.89 feet and dropping the flow is 2,560 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 20:59:25
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows With this rain we did land some fresh steelhead in the rivers. We fished on the Smith on Thursday hooked three landed 2, the big fish 12 # buck. Fished the Chetco on Friday hooked 6 landed 4 nice steelhead got bite a couple of other times. This will make March fishing good throw the end of the season. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 10.02 Feet and dropping the flow is 5,228 CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.49 feet and dropping the flow is 3,200 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 07:06:51
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows It is good to get some more rain. With this rain we will see fresh steelhead in the rivers. We have gotten over 2 1/2 inches of rain yesterday. There were clear skies last night and the river dropped. The Smith went from 14 foot to 12.14 feet over night and dropping. The Chetco went from 10.23 foot to 7.82 feet over night. This will make March fishing good throw the end of the season. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 12.14 Feet and dropping the flow is 10,050 CFS. The Chetco River is at 7.82 feet and dropping the flow is 6,620 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:45:46
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished in the derby this weekend hooked fish on both rivers none landed. The Chetco out fished the Smith again 130 steelhead on the Chetco to 86 steelhead on the Smith for a total of 216 steelhead and a release ratio of 98.4 %. It is good to get some more rain. With this rain we will see fresh steelhead in the rivers. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 9.04 Feet and dropping the flow is 3,735 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.43 feet and dropping the flow is 2,130 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished in the derby this weekend hooked fish on both rivers none landed. The Chetco out fished the Smith again 130 steelhead on the Chetco to 86 steelhead on the Smith for a total of 216 steelhead and a release ratio of 98.4 %. It is good to get some more rain. With this rain we will see fresh steelhead in the rivers. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 9.04 Feet and dropping the flow is 3,735 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.43 feet and dropping the flow is 2,130 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 08:13:21
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished in the derby this weekend hooked fish on both rivers none landed. The Chetco out fished the Smith again 130 steelhead on the Chetco to 86 steelhead on the Smith for a total of 216 steelhead and a release ratio of 98.4 %. It is good to get some more rain. With this rain we will see fresh steelhead in the rivers. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. The Smith River is at 9.04 Feet and dropping the flow is 3,735 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.43 feet and dropping the flow is 2,130 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, March 3, 2002 at 05:17:11
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Chetco River and the fishing was slow there was a lot more boat traffic and we were fly fishing. We never touched a fish; all the other boats said the same thing no fish we saw 8 boats all day. It will be good to get some more rain. I will be on the Smith River today. I am getting ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. I will be fishing steelhead until the end of March I have the very last day all ready booked there is other days open still. The Smith River is at 8.73Feet and dropping the flow is 3,095 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.20 feet and dropping the flow is 1,930 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 23:03:43
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Chetco River and the fishing has been good. Yesterday I fished 1 person Don C. he hooked 7 steelhead landed 4 of them and we had the river to are self and saw 1 other boat all day. Today I fished Dave W. and Dick S. we hooked 5 and landed 4 of them the wind made it hard to fish and again we only saw 1 other boat it is nice to fish quite water. I am going to get out my jet boat and wipe off the cobwebs from it and start to get ready for the spring run of Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River. I will be fishing steelhead until the end of March I have the very last day all ready booked there is other days open still. The Smith River is at 9.33Feet and dropping the flow is 4,016 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.71 feet and dropping the flow is 2,390 CFS. I have open days in March. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 18:08:08
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Chetco River on Monday we hooked 4 nice steelhead landed 3 of them 2 were bright wild hens the bigger one about 12 pounds and the third was a spent buck, the bite was slow. We saw only one other boat all day, the Chetco was green and the sun was shining. We fished the Chetco on Tuesday it was a repeat of Monday the weather was sunny and the Steelhead were biting. We hooked 8 Steelhead that were on for a fight, all the steelhead were on for some time we landed 5 and release all but 2 Steelhead. We hooked up in the first slot that steelhead was landed a 9 pound hatchery hen that we kept. The fishing was good those 2 days Thank You Mike D. and Pat M. see you in a couple of weeks. The Smith River is at 10.17Feet and dropping the flow is 5,515 CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.60 feet and dropping the flow is 3,330 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 05:53:49
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Chetco River on Thursday we landed 2 steelhead the bite was slow. The Cal OR Derby is a 2-day fishing event. The Celebrity guest this year is Brig. General Chuck Yeager. The Chetco River gave 101 steelhead and the Smith River gave 31. The derby is a catch & release 100 % the big steelhead came from the Smith River the steelhead was 34 inches long. The rain will change things a lot today it is raining now at 5 AM this morning. We received 1.1 of an inch of rain, the started about 6 PM last night. The Smith River is at 11.49Feet and raising the flow is 8,395 CFS. The Chetco River is at 6.21 feet and raising the flow is 4,100 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 05:12:35
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Smith River yesterday, fishing on a raising river is tuff the color was green and I saw two steelhead landed from the bank. We will go again today and hopping the catching is better for us. The Cal / Or Derby starts fishing Friday and I will be fishing in the derby it is a 2 day event fishing on the Smith River 1day and on the Chetco River the next. The amount of rain from the night before to yesterday we received 1.1 of an inch of rain. The Smith was a the raise all morning then turned about 1:00PM starting to drop as of now 1.5 feet. The Smith River is at 12.17Feet and dropping the flow is 10,120 CFS. The Chetco River is at 6.77 feet and dropping the flow is 4,890 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 09:02:12
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I fished on the Smith River yesterday, fishing was tuff for everybody we hooked 2 steelhead and landed 1. I fished Joseph from San Mateo the last 2 days he hooked 8 steelhead and landed 5 steelhead in 2 days of fishing he went home yesterday very happy. The rain started yesterday and as of 9Am this morning we received .75 of an inch of rain. The Smith River at this time is raising but in the last 12 hours the river come up only 1/10 of an inch. The Smith River is at 8.77Feet and raising the flow is 3, 155 CFS. The Chetco River has on new info on the computer at this time. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 at 04:59:34
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I went to the Chetco River on Thursday hooked 3 steelhead landed 2 small ones. Fished the Smith River yesterday, fishing 1 person we hooked 6 steelhead. We hooked 1 that was smoking the reel, the Steelhead took a run of 75 yards rolled on the surface throw the hook. We landed 4 there was 3 hens and 1 red sided buck of 14#. The Smith River is at 8.81Feet and dropping the flow is 3, 214 CFS. The Chetco River is at 4.68 feet and dropping the flow is 2,360 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 20:41:59
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I went north to the Sixes river on Sunday in Oregon hooked five landed three nice Steelhead. I fished the Chetco on Monday I had one person it was a very good day Hooked five or six, landed four Steelhead big fish 12#. I will be on the Chetco tomorrow Feb 14 happy V day to u"s. The Smith River is at 9.59Feet and dropping the flow is 4,452 CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.09 feet and dropping the flow is 2,770 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 21:47:07
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I went north to the Sixes river on Sunday in Oregon hooked five landed three nice Steelhead. I fished the Chetco on Monday I had one person it was a very good day Hooked five or six, landed four Steelhead big fish 12#. I will be on the Chetco tomorrow Feb 14 happy V day to u"s. The Smith River is at 9.59Feet and dropping the flow is 4,452 CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.09 feet and dropping the flow is 2,770 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 05:41:21
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I was on the Smith River on Sat. Feb 9, 02. We had a high river today but very green. We hooked up a couple of times and the steelhead won the battle. The Smith River is at 11.43Feet and dropping the flow is 8,250 CFS. The Chetco River is at 7.30 feet and dropping the flow is 5,730 CFS. I got a call from a client and his back went out so I have three days open these week Feb 14,15,16,02. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 06:52:56
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I was on the Smith River on Wed Feb 8, 02. The Smith turned all day long to a better shade of green but we had no luck. The Smith River is at 12.73Feet and dropping the flow is 11,700 CFS. The Chetco River is at 8.41 feet and dropping the flow is 7,750 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com CAST


Date: Friday, February 8, 2002 at 06:34:24
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I was on the Smith River on Wed Feb 6, 02. We landed two Steelhead on plugs. We had light showers this morning that won't change the rivers. I will be on the Smith tomorrow. Thursday Feb.07, 02. The rain hit hard all day long, the River was raising to 14.65 at the time we pulled off at ruby 2PM. The Smith River height went up to 17.54 Feet 28,510 pecking at 11PM. The Smith River at 6 AM on Feb.08, 02. The Smith River is at 15.28Feet and dropping the flow is 19,720 CFS. The Chetco River is at 10.71 feet and dropping the flow is 13,500 CFS. I have open days in March my Feb. is full. I am taking bookings for the Spring, Summer and Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com CAST


Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 20:56:12
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I was on the Chetco River today. I was fishing last week We fished the Smith 1 day and the Chetco 3 days I just got rapped up and was not able to give my reports. We hooked two Steelhead1wild and 1hatchery it was a little high and the fishing was tuff. We had light showers this morning that won't change the rivers. I will be on the Smith tomorrow. I have several days open in March. The Smith River is at 9.81Feet and dropping the flow is 4,841CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.76 feet and dropping the flow is 3,520 CFS. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Monday, January 14, 2002 at 07:48:12
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I was on the Chetco River. The reports on the Chetco River the day before sent me North. I heard that there is a lot of fish are in the lower river. I wanted to fish quite water so we fished in the Forest Service up from the crowds. We landed 4 very nice fish up to 15#'s and 2 were hatchery fish. We only saw 3 boats all day. I like that type of fishing its not all a numbers game that makes a good day its how it is spent. I talked to 5 different guides on the Chetco the count was from 2 up to 7 fish. We have light showers this morning that won't change the rivers. The Smith River is at 9.59Feet and dropping the flow is 4,452CFS. The Chetco River is at 5.47 feet and dropping the flow is 3,010 CFS. My next report will be in a week, I am going to Sacramento ISE show. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 21:15:33
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I did not fish today or tomorrow. I will fish on Sunday. I was E: Mailed several times a father & son to fish Friday & Saturday. I didn't request a deposit by mail they would have fish before the deposit arrived. This is the reason that a deposit is needed. I will go on, to the fish that saw today. Both the Smith River & the Chetco River fished very well. The numbers were good on most boats. I talked to 12 different guides 7 on the Smith & 5 on the Chetco the count was from two + up to six fish each. The fishing will only get better for the next few days. The Smith River is at 10.64Feet and dropping the flow is 6,466 CFS. The Chetco River is 6.69 Feet and dropping the flow is 4,600CFS. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 07:59:34
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I have not fished in the last couple of days. I was out on Monday with about 2.5 inches of rain the Smith River was a fishable shade of green. We plunked and hook one and lost it. We saw a driftboat land a nice Steelhead that was plunking, it is all ways worth a try [ you can't catch fish from the hotel ] There were a lot of plunkers out fishing from the banks. I will be on the water tomorrow. The Rivers will fish this weekend and Saturday is open. The Smith River is at 12.04Feet and dropping the flow is 9,789 CFS. The Chetco River is 8.47 Feet and dropping the flow is 7,710CFS. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Friday, January 4, 2002 at 05:08:22
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I hope you have a very happy New Year. Fished the Smith there were not a lot of boats there were a lot of plunkers out fishing from the banks. The Smith was high water we made a quick drift to Ruby and call it a day. We fished are way down river, side drifting bait. I will be on the Smith today. The Smith River is at 11.61Feet and dropping the flow is 8,692 CFS. The Chetco River is 7.15 Feet and dropping the flow is 5,310 CFS. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com


Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at 05:14:10
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Winter Steelhead Fishing Reports & River Height & Flows Hello: I hope you have a very happy New Year. Fished the Smith there was a lot of people out fishing from the banks. Yesterday on the Smith at dark 7am the parking lot had only 2 empty boat trailers Worked the forks hooked a nice one and lost it [keep the pressure on the rod at all times] We fished are way down river, side drifting bait. We hooked 2 more landed one and a couple of half pounders. I will be on the Smith today. The Smith River is at 11.81Feet and rising the flow is 9,192 CFS. The Chetco River has no current reading. I have open days throw the season it is time to be fishing. Call me at (541) 698-7029 or E: Mail at DriftBoatDave@ HotMail.Com

 


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David Castellanos
PO Box 3261
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(541) 698-7029
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