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Date: Monday, December 17, 2007 at 09:59:18
Current Report:
we have been getting some rain last night.

The Smith River has raisen 1 foot and is still going up.< P> This rain will bring in more steelhead this week just before the holidays.

I fish on Saturday with a singal we hooked 3 steelhead and landed 1 a fresh hatchery hen about 9 pounds.

Give me a call at 1 888 367 7411

Capt. David

Merry Chirstmas and Happy Holidays



Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 10:20:07
Current Report:
The Klamath has been fish very good after the month opened up again last Wedensday.

The trip last Wedensday was tuff with the water backed up after the flush we landed several king salmon and a 17 pound Steelhead.

The days after the numbers went up hooking 10 to 25 salmon a day.

The Klamath will fish good through the first several rain storms as there is a lot of salmon still in the ocean.

I do have openings to fish the Klamath and the Smith River as are fall salmon season is getting started on the smaller rivers like the Smith, Chetco.

Please give me a call and lets go fishing. 541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 09:49:53
Current Report:
I have been camped down on the Klamath River since June fishing Steelhead and king Salmon. The fish has not been red hot this summer but at times it has been good. I also fished the Rogue River this summer when the Klamath was slow the Rogue has been tuff there and still I landed some nice King Salmon. I will be going home back to the Smith River late next month. I have some dates open for Oct and Nov for your fall King Salmon at this time I use my Driftboat. I am also booking for winter Steelhead so book early to get the date you want. Good Fishing David


Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 05:43:31
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Klamath River is at 10.02 Feet and 5,940 CFS

. The Rogue River is at 3.34 Feet and 2,770 CFS.

I have been out fishing on the Klamath this week on Monday hooked 3 salmon and landed 1, the next day could not get a bite but yesterday hooked 3 salmon and landed all 3 before 10 am.

I have moved a fish camp to the Klamath River and should stay there as long the fishing is good this summer and still able to fish the Rogue River as that picks up.

The Klamath River is fishing better so far this year then the Rogue River Springer season did.

The Klamath River has been dropping and the temperature is going up at a slow rate daily.

We are picking up a salmon or three most days and others none these past 2 weeks when fishing.

There has not been the big push of salmon yet; this month of June should be good book now for the next few weeks.

The ocean salmon is improving in the bay area and are moving north.

The Regs, for this year are 1 adult and 2 jacks per day for spring salmon and for the fall salmon there is a 2 adult and 1 jack per day bag limit.

The Klamath River fall salmon quota is 10,600 fish and that is a good.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 09:37:37
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Klamath River is at 10.93 Feet and 8,440 CFS

. The Rogue River is at 3.87 Feet and 3,640 CFS.

I have moved a fish camp to the Klamath River and should stay there as long the fishing is good this summer and still able to fish the Rogue River as that picks up.

The Klamath River is fishing better so far this year then the Rogue River Springer season did.

The Klamath River has been dropping and the temperature is going up at a slow rate daily.

We are picking up a salmon or three most days and others none these past 2 weeks when fishing.

There has not been the big push of salmon yet; this month of June should be good book now for the next few weeks.

The ocean salmon is improving in the bay area and are moving north.

The Regs, for this year are 1 adult and 2 jacks per day for spring salmon and for the fall salmon there is a 2 adult and 1 jack per day bag limit.

The Klamath River fall salmon quota is 10,600 fish and that is a good.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 09:24:30
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Klamath River is at 13.40 Feet and 17,000 CFS

. The Rogue River is at 5.42 Feet and 6,770 CFS.

I have fished both the Smith and the Rogue rivers this last month the Fishing has only been fair.

I all so did a half a dozen bird watching trips on the Smith from my drift boat watching many different types of birds from the Aleutian geese to Bald eagle.

I can take up to 4 people at a time.

I also did some fishing around here for my self the red tail perch from the beach can be very relaxing and good table fair.

The crab pots that I have out have been fishing as well.

The Klamath River for spring salmon will start fishing in mid may after the spring water release from the dams is gradual reduced.

The Regs, for this year are 1 adult and 2 jacks per day for spring salmon and for the fall salmon there is a 2 adult and 1 jack per day bag limit.

The Klamath River fall salmon quota is 10,600 fish and that is a good.

I am taking any bookings for all season this year so book early and get the date you want.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 08:46:23
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Klamath River is at 13.40 Feet and 17,000 CFS

. The Rogue River is at 5.42 Feet and 6,770 CFS.

I have fished both the Smith and the Rogue rivers this last month the Fishing has only been fair.

I all so did a half a dozen bird watching trips on the Smith from my drift boat watching many different types of birds from the Aleutian geese to Bald eagle.

I can take up to 4 people at a time.

I also did some fishing around here for my self the red tail perch from the beach can be very relaxing and good table fair.

The crab pots that I have out have been fishing as well.

The Klamath River for spring salmon will start fishing in mid may after the spring water release from the dams is gradual reduced.

The Regs, for this year are 1 adult and 2 jacks per day for spring salmon and for the fall salmon there is a 2 adult and 1 jack per day bag limit.

The Klamath River fall salmon quota is 10,600 fish and that is a good.

I am taking any bookings for all season this year so book early and get the date you want.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 11:35:29
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River is at 11.08 Feet and 7,950 CFS as of 11 AM and rising.

The Klamath River is at 15.31 Feet and 25,400 CFS as of 11 AM and rising.

The Chetco River is at 5.80 Feet and 4,940 CFS as of 11 AM and rising.

The Rogue River is at 5.58 Feet and 7,140 CFS as of 11 AM and rising.

The rivers are coming up a little from rain and they have nice color.

I have been busy going fishing and doing my taxes thank god that is over.

I went down to fish the Eel for several days last week there were a lot of Steelhead being caught we landed 7 Steelhead in 3 days.

I have fished both the Smith and the Chetco and there are fresh Steelhead still coming into the rivers systems.

The Chetco fished very good last Saturday from 3 boats there was 17 Steelhead landed 9 were down runners and 8 were fresh we landed 5 Steelhead.

There is time to go the Smith stays open through April the Chetco closes on March 31.

The Month of April is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

I am looking north to fish the Rogue River spring salmon season it looks like a good year with early reports of salmon been caught daily.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.

Client Testimonial

Hi Dave, It was a cold, rainy, miserable day (real steelheading weather) but you called it right and we scored two nice steelies. My son-in-law's first steelhead trip was a resounding success and he is still pumped up. He says we are definitely coming back in Oct or early Nov for salmon. Only this time my daughter will be along too...she outfishes both of us. Thank you



Date: Monday, March 12, 2007 at 09:09:35
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 11.08 Feet and 7,950 CFS as of 8 AM and dropping .

The Chetco River was at 5.80 Feet and 4,940 CFS as of 8 AM and dropping.

The derby this passed weekend was big there were 56 guides making up 28 teams.

I didn’t place in this one are other half of the team didn’t land a fish.

We did land 3 Steelhead on Friday on the Smith River for a very good showing at the derby because after 2 day and 56 boats only 40 steelhead landed on the Smith River.

The Chetco again out fished the Smith 3 to 1 steelhead landed.

There has been spring like weather the last few days with no rain one would think that the rivers would drop and clear.

The rivers came up a little from snow melt and is holding with nice color.

There is one more steelhead derby this month and it is March 30th, 31.

There is time to go it will last through April.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.

Client Testimonial

Hi Dave, It was a cold, rainy, miserable day (real steelheading weather) but you called it right and we scored two nice steelies. My son-in-law's first steelhead trip was a resounding success and he is still pumped up. He says we are definitely coming back in Oct or early Nov for salmon. Only this time my daughter will be along too...she outfishes both of us. Thank you



Date: Monday, March 5, 2007 at 15:53:48
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 11.38 Feet and 8,640 CFS as of 3 PM and dropping & clearing.

The Chetco River was at 6.21 Feet and 5,580 CFS as of 3 PM and dropping.

There has been spring like weather the last few days with no rain one would think that the rivers would drop and clear.

The nice weather has been great and the rivers a nice color of green but the river height is holding this is from the snow melt up in the mountains.

The Smith River steelhead is now a mix of fresh ones and down runners but we have not seen a lot of down runners at this time.

There is steelhead derby this next weekend.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.

Hi Dave,

Thanks again for a great trip down the Smith.

We had steelhead for dinner and it was wonderful.

I'm putting together the pictures from the trip.

Do you have sound/speakers on your computer?

I'm making a photo show that has music so wanted to make sure you had sound.

Thanks!

Tammy

(aka cast to the left girl



Date: Friday, February 16, 2007 at 06:31:17
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 10.56 Feet and 6,820 CFS as of 6 AM and dropping & clearing.

The Chetco River was at 5.47 Feet and 4,380 CFS as of 6 AM and dropping.

I have been booked everyday for the last two weeks is one reason I haven’t writing any reports.

I liked the low boat pressure on the rivers that I have been fishing.

There was only 2 days we didn’t land a fish and one was last Sunday with the river on a raise the day before Saturday we hooked 7 Steelhead.

There are 3 steelhead derbies in the next 4 weeks.

The fishing will last into mid April with the derbies over most out of town guides will leave making the Smith River quiet and not so crowed to fish again I am looking forward for this time to fish a great river.

I have 5 days open this month Feb and they are the 20,21,25,26,28.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 19:57:17
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 7.05 Feet and 1,440 CFS as of 6 PM and dropping & gin clear.

The Chetco River was at 1.83 Feet and 811CFS as of 6 PM and dropping.

The fishing is going good in spite of low water and sunny skies.

I have been fishing both rivers Smith and Chetco.

The Chetco is were we fished today I saw 5 boats we landed 3 steelhead 1 boat landed 5 steelhead and 2 of the 3 boats landed 2 steelhead each.

The reports was that the Smith fished good also today I talk to 1 boat that hooked 7 and landed 5 steelhead and 2 others that landed 2 and 3 steelhead.

I do have some open dates in late February and most of March.

There are fresh fish coming into the rivers everyday.

The river condition in ideal for Fly-fishing.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 07:17:10
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 7.42 Feet and 1,820 CFS as of 6 AM and dropping & gin clear.

The Chetco River was at 2.14 Feet and 992 as of 6 AM and dropping.

I have been on the Smith River the last couple of days.

Fishing the Chetco River throw this past weekend there are steelhead on both rivers but the Chetco is getting very low.

The Smith is fishing with very little pressure on it yesterday.

Having several bites and three steelhead, on 1 wrapped a rock and broke the leader the other 2 were landed the big steelhead was 34 inches long.

That steelhead was hooked on a tail out and run down river throw the fast water the fight lasted several minutes and landed her in the next pool chrome bright and 14 pounds the second steelhead was 9 pounds.

I have been getting 3 to 5 steelhead bites a trip.

There are fresh fish coming into the rivers everyday.

The river condition in ideal for Fly-fishing.

I have only a few days open in Feb but working with other guides I can get you on the river fishing.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 07:03:53
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 8.26 Feet and 2,840 CFS as of 6 AM and dropping & gin clear.

The Chetco River was at 2.94 Feet and 1,580 as of 6 AM and dropping.

I have been staying on the Chetco River fishing and not fishing in a large crowd that have been on the Smith River.

The rivers are getting very low this is true and it has been very cold so cold that the rod guides freeze up early in the morning.

I am able to find and catch steelhead anyway you must change your approach.

The steelhead hide in the fast slots when there is a lot of pressure and hold there or if light pressure they will move to the shallow water that is warmed up by the sun.

I have seen lager groups of steelhead that I see move because they see me first given the opportunity to pull over and let the steelhead go back to there holding water you can get one to bite.

I have been getting 3 to 5 steelhead bites a trip.

There are fresh fish coming into the rivers everyday.

The river condition in ideal for Fly-fishing.

I have only a few days open in Feb but working with other guides I can get you on the river fishing.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.

I have fished with guide David Castellanos for several years and can personally attest to his skills and knowledge. He is excellent with children and has guided both my son and daughter since they were 11 years old. My son's first fish with Dave was an 11-pound Steelhead and my daughter's was an 18-pound salmon. They're both looking forward to their next trip. 1irishfisher



Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 07:02:54
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River was at 8.26 Feet and 2,840 CFS as of 6 AM and dropping & gin clear.

The Chetco River was at 2.94 Feet and 1,580 as of 6 AM and dropping.

I have been staying on the Chetco River fishing and not fishing in a large crowd that have been on the Smith River.

The rivers are getting very low this is true and it has been very cold so cold that the rod guides freeze up early in the morning.

I am able to find and catch steelhead anyway you must change your approach.

The steelhead hide in the fast slots when there is a lot of pressure and hold there or if light pressure they will move to the shallow water that is warmed up by the sun.

I have seen lager groups of steelhead that I see move because they see me first given the opportunity to pull over and let the steelhead go back to there holding water you can get one to bite.

I have been getting 3 to 5 steelhead bites a trip.

There are fresh fish coming into the rivers everyday.

The river condition in ideal for Fly-fishing.

I have only a few days open in Feb but working with other guides I can get you on the river fishing.

The Month of March is starting to get bookings so pick a date that you can go fishing and give me a call.

If you are looking to go fishing give us a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.

I have fished with guide David Castellanos for several years and can personally attest to his skills and knowledge. He is excellent with children and has guided both my son and daughter since they were 11 years old. My son's first fish with Dave was an 11-pound Steelhead and my daughter's was an 18-pound salmon. They're both looking forward to their next trip. 1irishfisher



Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 13:39:41
Current Report:
River Reports and Flows

The Smith River is at 9.97 Feet and 5,170 CFS as of 12 PM at Jed Smith State Park.

The Chetco River is at 4.78 Feet and 3,500 CFS as of 12 PM.

At this time all the rivers are dropping with nice weather with lite rain in the forecast.

Fished the Smith River on Sunday hooking 3 steelhead and landing only 1 all these steelhead were hot throwing the hook after several runs and a couple of leaps out of the water.

The next 2 days fished on the Chetco River on Monday hooking a 15 #er on the second drift and landed it chrome bright hen.

We ended the day with 2 steelhead landed and mist several bites.

The Chetco River called us back on Tuesday; with 2 steelhead in the boat and sun in the sky it was a great day of fishing.

I do live in Smith River and I have been here for many years with the Oregon border only about 4 miles north of me.

I have openings available so give as a call and go fishing.

541 - 698 – 7029

We are using Rogue rods and Shimano Reels, P Line and Gamakatsu Hooks, Sparr none balls & beads and other products.



Date: January 1, 2007
Current Report:
My computer has been in the shop over this holiday so that's the reason I haven't had current reports. However I'm dictating this remotely to a friend so that you have a report for this New Year...

Just after this last big storm after Christmas, the Smith River on Friday, Saturday and Sunday was fishing really good. It was brought to my attention that there were two 26 pounders landed, although lots of boat traffic. My last day fishing was on Monday on the Chetco. We hooked 9 and landed 7 steelhead to 15lbs. I have dates available next week... give me a call.

541 - 698 – 7029

 


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