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Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:13:26
Current Report:
Happy Holidays

The rain and showers and snow over the last 10 days have the rivers up and the steelhead with some salmon coming in to the coastal river systems.

The Smith river is near perfect condition today under 10 foot and running just over 6,000 cfs.

The big steelhead so far this season was a 21.5 pound buck landed in the last 2 weeks on the Smith River.

I have been fishing north a few days back and found some salmon fishing and will be able to fish these salmon for the next several weeks.

The bookings are filling up with only a few week days open in January but the weekends are still open.

Give me a call and set up the time to catch some fish.

Thank you happy holidays to you all.

David at Cast Guide Service

(541) 698-7029



Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:12:36
Current Report:
Happy Holidays

The rain and showers and snow over the last 10 days have the rivers up and the steelhead with some salmon coming in to the coastal river systems.

The Smith river is near perfect condition today under 10 foot and running just over 6,000 cfs.

The big steelhead so far this season was a 21.5 pound buck landed in the last 2 weeks on the Smith River.

I have been fishing north a few days back and found some salmon fishing and will be able to fish these salmon for the next several weeks.

The bookings are filling up with only a few week days open in January but the weekends are still open.

Give me a call and set up the time to catch some fish.

Thank you happy holidays to you all.

David (541) 698-7029



Date: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:13:54
Current Report:
Smith River & Chetco River on the north coast.

Dave, Thanks again for the drift trip and putting us on top of the fish we had a great time. Thanks, Bill I fished Friday, Saturday & Sunday this past weekend.

The trip on Friday we started on the lower Smith-there were at least 12 other boats on this part of the river fishing.

We managed to land a 32 pound chrome buck on a kwikfish. the big buck fought hard and took 20 minutes to land.

That was the only fish that bit us; we saw 2 other fish landed on are travel down river.

The second drift we went up to the forks. There were only a few boats around. We started to back bounce bait; the bite was soft and missed a couple of bites.

The client was bouncing bait and felt a bite on the raise of the rod and said it is only a small one and set the hook and then reeled down to set the hook again and couldn't lift the rod, then said it bigger then I thought.

I have never had a salmon run so far so fast! The salmon caught the current and peeled off a 120 yards of line. The drag was tight, but he was taking so much so fast, I tightened it more.

The salmon took us over the first break, through the next hole and I pulled over in a back eddie and fought this 41 pound buck until they both were tired.

This salmon wouldn't fit in my fish box under my set very well- the head was bent and the tail was to.

Saturday morning we went to the Chetco River starting off with pulling plugs. We hit a salmon in the first run- it was about 8 pounds. Went to the side and released him.

That was the only salmon that we got that morning for it was raining very hard and the river was on a raise with high winds. We pulled off the Chetco by 10 AM. the water was going to blow out brown with about 2 inches of rain that morning.

Stopped for a hot cup of soup and then went back to the Smith River. The rain slowed down with the water looking good and green. Went fishing and landed only 1 more salmon back bouncing. This buck salmon went 38 pounds and helped to save the day.

I do have openings these next couple of weeks so give us a call.

I will be guiding on the Trinity River if you want to fish there now, for steelhead and the steelhead are going to start on the Smith River soon.

I do have Gift Certificates for that lucky person in your life and what a surprise it will be to get one for a Christmas present.

Thank you, Capt David



Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 06:21:36
Current Report:
Smith River & North coast Reports.

I went fun fishing yesterday in the driftboat to get tuned up rowing by myself.

I rowed for 3 hours pulling plugs ( kwikfish )and landing 2 king salmon both released it was fun and a challenge.

The river flow was 2,754 CFS it rained all day and some times very hard earlier this morning the flow was up to 14,100 CFS peak so far the rain stopped and in 2 hours it dropped to 12,500 CFS.

This is the first big river raise of this fall and all the rivers now will have salmon pouring in.

If you have been thinking of fresh salmon now is the time to go fishing but don't wait to long because the steelhead will be in the river shortly.

The past couple of years on the Smith River the month of December has been the best month for steelhead fishing.

I do have openings available so give us a call to book a fishing trip.

I have gift certificates for Christmas and birthdays for that special someone.

Good Fishing

Capt David

(541) 698-7029



Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 20:51:23
Current Report:
The rain dropped a little over 1.5 inches Friday and Saturday.

The Smith River opened on Sunday morning and came up to 2753 CFS.

We fished the Smith River on Sunday landed 8 salmon most small jacks to 8 pounds.

I saw a lot of dark salmon landed today and with some more rain coming in the next couple of days will bring fresh salmon into the system.

There were a lot of fishermen out on the river today fishing all types of way but I only heard of a couple of large salmon.

I have some openings to fish the next couple of weeks.

Call to set up a salmon trip on the North coast rivers.

Thank you

David



Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 19:43:38
Current Report:
Oct 26 2008 Northern Ca. & Southern Or. Fishing Report. The Smith River has been fair to good with salmon landed by both boat and bank fishermen on most days. The Chetco river has salmon in it ODF&G netted the river on Thursday on 1 pull of the net produced up to a 100 salmon and they took 63 of them for broodstock up to the Elk River hatchery and released the rest back into the Chetco. I saw about 40 of those salmon to be 30 #'s plus that was a good site these next Thursday ODF&G will net the Chetco again. The Chetco River will open up for the first time this fall on Saturday Nov.1. The rain is coming these next weekend and the rivers will be open the salmon will start there run up these rivers. I do have open days this coming week for salmon trips so give us a call. Thank you Good Fishing David (541) 698-7029


Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 12:22:57
Current Report:
Oct 2 2008 Northern Ca. & Southern Or. Fishing Report. The Smith River has been good to me over the last two weeks we landed 23 nice chinook king salmon with 6 over 30 pounds. The two big salmon went 45 pounds on Saturday 27th and a bigger 49 pounder on Monday 22nd. The salmon was still biting on Monday the 29th landing 3 nice salmon 18,& 31,& 32. The biggest day for landing salmon was on Saturday 27th landed 6 salmon and keeping 4 the two that we released 1 was a wild coho ( silver ) about 10 pounds and the other was a jack salmon. The fall rains has started today with a prediction of 2+ inches of rain this weekend. I do have open days this coming week for salmon trips so give us a call. Thank you Good Fishing David


Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 21:31:16
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The king salmon I am holding was 50 pounds and the king salmon George Morrisen is holding was 22 pounds. These king salmon were caught on the Smith River. The Klamath is at 8.35 feet and 2,380 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.58 feet and 1,720 CFS and dropping.

I have fished both the Klamath River and the Smith River these past 2 weeks.

I have had more big salmon on the Smith then on the Klamath. I canít see fishing on the Klamath River with the nets in the river.

There were 5 trips that I had on the Smith River and we landed salmon on 4 of them last Sunday we landed 3 and the big salmon went 32 pounds and 24 and 18.

Monday landed 2 salmon a 26 and a 17 pounder.

Thursday hooked 4 landed 3 and kept 2 - a 8 pound and a 12 pound salmon.

Fished on Saturday today and landed 2 nice salmon a 22 pounds salmon and my biggest king salmon so far these year a 50 pounds monster 47.5 inches long and girth of 30 inches.

I do have dates open so book early to get the dates you want.

I am booking trips on the Smith River for its fall run of king salmon as with many other rivers like the Trinity, Chetco, Elk, Sixes, and the Klamath and Rogue.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 07:29:42
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

This is one of three king salmon landed on the Rogue River on Monday Sept. 8th. The salmon weight in at 34 pounds at Lex's landing. The Klamath is at 8.32 feet and 2,330 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.10 feet and 2,420 CFS and dropping.

The Klamath River has a good return of jacks salmon again this year and very large salmon the Tribal commercial nets have been stopping the bigger salmon to this point with a total count of 16,000 salmon in 5 weeks.

At this time the Commercial nets are pulled as of Monday Sept.8th and now some big fish will make the trip up river.

I was told that the Commercial netting is not over for they are asking for another 9,000 salmon wait and see.

I was on the Klamath River on Sunday and landed only small king salmon.

Fishing on Monday on the Rogue River we landed 2 King Salmon and 1 hatchery Coho or Silver at 13.4 pounds nice fish but the prize of the day was a King Salmon that weight in at 34.3 pounds.

I am booking trips on the Smith River for its fall run of king salmon as with many other rivers like the Trinity, Chetco, Elk, Sixes, and the Klamath and Rogue.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 03:18:49
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

This is one of three king salmon landed on the Rogue River on Monday Sept. 8th. The salmon weight in at 34 pounds at Lex's landing. The Klamath is at 8.89 feet and 3,380 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.30 feet and 2,710 CFS and dropping.

We got some rain on the coast this past Wednesday about 2 inches were I was.

I have been fishing both the Rogue and the Klamath rivers.

I have had good fishing on the Klamath for half pound steelhead on both bait and fly there a few jack salmon in the river and will only get better.

There were several days that I fished in Gold Beach there has been times that the bite was going strong I landed several king salmon in the past two weeks trolling the Rogue bay.

The big salmon went 44 pounds this past week.

I am booking trips on the Smith River for its fall run of king salmon as with many other rivers like the Trinity, Chetco, Elk, Sixes, and the Klamath and Rogue.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 06:55:45
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

This is one of three king salmon landed on the Rogue River on Monday Sept. 8th. The salmon weight in at 34 pounds at Lex's landing. The Klamath is at 8.78 feet and 3,160 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.43 feet and 2,910 CFS and dropping.

The Klamath steelhead are here in big numbers and the salmon are moving through .

I am booking Klamath river summer steelhead now in August.

The Klamath steelhead fly fishing is a lot of fun it dose help if you can throw a line.

I am booking Rogue river fall king salmon starting in August there are three derbies in a row Aug 9th 16th & 23rd get in to the fun catch some big king salmon meet some new friends at the dinners .

I fished the Rogue there on Saturday the first derby there was 125 entering and only 13 salmon the winner was a big fresh 37 pounder.

The bite improved the next couple of days at the change of the tides yesterday there was a morning bite and a evening bite for a total of 60 salmon.

These week and next I will be fishing on both the Rogue and Klamath rivers.

I do have some open dates late this month and next month the salmon fishing will only improve in the next few weeks.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 07:01:29
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 8.78 feet and 3,160 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.43 feet and 2,910 CFS and dropping.

2 nice Klamath River Salmon I am booking Klamath river summer steelhead now in August.

The Klamath steelhead fly fishing is a lot of fun it dose help if you can throw a line.

I am booking Rogue river fall king salmon starting in August there are three derbies in a row Aug 9th 16th & 23rd get in to the fun catch some big king salmon meet some new friends at the dinners.

Last month I make several trips up to the Rogue River the fishing has been tuff the water flows are high there have been some large salmon landed this last week.

I will be fishing both rivers I have several trips booked on them both and I do travel to the river that is fishing the best.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 08:41:14
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

Rogue River Salmon The Klamath is at 8.78 feet and 3,160 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.43 feet and 2,910 CFS and dropping.

I am booking Klamath river summer steelhead now in August.

The Klamath steelhead fly fishing is a lot of fun it does help if you can throw a line.

I am booking Rogue river fall king salmon starting in August there are three derbies in a row Aug 9th 16th & 23rd get in to the fun catch some big king salmon meet some new friends at the dinners.

Last month I make several trips up to the Rogue River the fishing has been tuff the water flows are high there have been some large salmon landed this last week.

I will be fishing both rivers I have several trips booked on them both and I do travel to the river that is fishing the best.

Klamath River fly caught steelhead being released Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 08:00:25
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 10.58 feet and 7,430 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 3.69 feet and 3,330 CFS and dropping.

I am booking Klamath river summer steelhead July to the start of August.

I am booking Rogue river fall king salmon starting in August.

I will be fishing both rivers I have several trips booked on them both and I do travel to the river that is fishing the best.

I went on a vacation this last week and had a very good time.

I went to Reno Nv. We started there on Friday down Hwy 44 stopping at Hat Creek to fish for trout and landed several small trout and seeing some larger trout but they would not bite.

We went to the Reno Pro Rodeo on Friday night and Saturday night on Saturday was the championship finals.

There was other entertainment I roomed at Harrahs Hotel four nights.

The event for Sunday was a concert at the Reno Ballroom in concert was Crosby,Stills & Nash there performance was great.

The trip didnít end there on the way home stopped over night in Redding and fished the Sacramento river trout on a guided trip landing several fat trout to 4 pounds and a fight with a king salmon on a fly rod.

The month of July I am booking salmon & steelhead trips.

Give me a call and lets go fishing.

While the ocean is shut down to salmon fishing this year the Klamath river will be open.

The quota for adult fall run salmon this season is an incredible 22,500.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10:07:28
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 11.93 feet and 11,600 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 4.39 feet and 4,590 CFS and dropping.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips now through July.

I am booking Klamath river summer steelhead July to the start of August.

I am booking Rogue river fall king salmon starting in August.

The Rogue River had a good bite this last week with several king salmon landed on the lower river .

The Klamath river is were I set up my fish camp.

I will be fishing both rivers I have several trips booked on them both and I do travel to the river that is fishing the best.

The Klamath river spring salmon run is fishing good some days to zero on others I have had 4 hooks ups in a day.

The winds have been blowing hard for several days now and making for a ruff ocean.

While the ocean is shut down to salmon fishing this year the Klamath river will be open.

The quota for adult fall run salmon this season is an incredible 22,500.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 09:23:57
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 16.65 feet and 32,700 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 6.90 feet and 10,600 CFS and dropping.

The hot weather has melted the snow packed in the mountains and the rivers were on the raise the Klamath went up 10,000 cfs and the Rogue went up 3,000 cfs the rivers are dropping with the rogue falling slower.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Spring Chinook salmon have begun entering the lower Klamath River, making their way upstream into the Trinity River where they will return to the hatchery or eventually spawn early this fall.

While the chrome-bright salmon make their way through the portion of the Klamath in Del Norte County, anglers from throughout the West try their luck for what is undoubtedly one of the best-tasting and hardest fighting on any salmon.

"It's been picking up," reports veteran lower Klamath guide David Castellanos of Smith River, who has set up fish camp at Golden Bear RV Park for the season.

"They were releasing lots of water from Iron Gate and Trinity dams and now they've stopped and the river has been dropping."

Castellanos, who also operates www.smithriverfishing.com, has been on the scene on the lower Klamath since the first fish of the season began showing up.

Springer fishing usually continues to be good into July.

Castellanos already has enjoyed a three-fish day.

Spring salmon, commonly known as springers, are prized because of their oily meat.

The salmon enter a handful of rivers, including the Klamath, Rogue, Umpqua and Columbia, as snow begins to melt from headwater mountain ranges, and then hold in the upper stretches of those rivers until the fall to spawn.

Only rivers that drain from mountains with large snow packs have springers.

Because the fish don't spawn until the fall, and they don't eat once they return to fresh water, the spring-run salmon are as fat as footballs and live off their oils and fats until they spawn.

Springers quickly move through the lower sections of rivers before holding in the cool headwater pools for the summer.

To catch them, anglers usually fish from jet boats, anchoring and waiting for the fish to come by.

"It's a fast-flowing river so you have to be tight to the edge," Castellanos says of fishing the Klamath.

"I like to keep to four and a half feet of water."

The springers will migrate upstream in the slower water close to shore, following the inside bends and path of least resistance.

Spinners are the go-to lure for Klamath springers.

Most guides and experienced anglers make their own, but a large selection also is available at Englund Marine in Crescent City.

Many anglers will use a wire spreader with a foot-long dropper and two-foot leader.

Castellanos is very particular about his leader and dropper lengths. He uses a 15-inch dropper and 28-inch leader. He ties the spreader to his P Line mainline and uses a graphite rod from Rogue Rods to walk his rig downstream.

The rods are then placed in the rod holders until a fish strikes.

Klamath springers are known to hammer a spinner and then take off full speed. Some fish, despite being relatively small compared to fall-run Chinook, have spooled anglers without even slowing down.

Anchor fishing for Klamath springers typically continues into mid-July. When water temperatures increase, anglers will begin trolling spinners in the estuary.

The quota for adult fall run salmon this season is an incredible 22,500.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 20:48:14
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 13.89 feet and 20,800 CFS and dropping.

The Rogue is at 5.17 feet and 6,210 CFS and dropping.

Salmon caught yesterday I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

The Rogue River had a good bite this last week with a raise in the water temp with several king salmon landed on the lower river .

The Klamath river is where I set up my fish camp again this year this weekend.

I will be fishing both rivers. I have several trips booked on both and I do travel to the river that is fishing the best.

The season is starting with a few boats have been scoring fish on the lower river just upriver from Klamath Glen.

The springers are taken on the anchor with spinners on a spreader set up as they travel up river and they are fast swimmers.

The run picks up as late May through June is usually the best time to be here for springers.

While the ocean is shut down to salmon fishing this year the Klamath river will be open.

The quota for adult fall run salmon this season is an incredible 22,500.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 11:56:11
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Klamath is at 14.71 feet and 22,600 CFS.

The Rogue is at 5.39 feet and 6,700 CFS.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

The Springers on the Rogue River picked up the last couple of days the big salmon went 37 pounds. The wild salmon must be released on the Rogue River until June 1st the spring rains are helping the salmon run.

The Sacramento River strippers are on the bite the size are small mostly males with the bigger females soon to follow.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 06:31:33
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 9.55 feet and 4,860 CFS .

The Chetco is at 4.10 feet and 2,600 CFS.

The Klamath is at 14.71 feet and 22,600 CFS.

Steelhead caught yesterday The Rogue is at 5.39 feet and 6,700 CFS.

March can have unstable weather we fished on Sunday the weather was great the sun was out and warm the river green and up.

The steelhead werenít biting well we hooked 2 and brought no fish to the net.

Yesterday the river dropped some with light rain to showers most of the day but the steelhead were biting we hooked 8 steelhead brought 6 to the boat and landed 5 steelhead there was 3 down runners and 2 fresh steelhead the big steelhead went 33 inches 14 pounds .

The March rains at this time is bring in more fresh steelhead there is time to fish and I do have openings give us a call.

The Smith River spring steelhead fishing can stay good with spring rains and the Smith stays open through April.

I have gotten a couple of early bookings one for June spring salmon fishing and one for Sept fall salmon fishing on the Klamath River.

There is one more derby at the end of March.

I do have openings in March and in April for spring steelhead.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 09:19:28
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 8.44 feet and 3,090 CFS .

The Chetco is at 3.24 feet and 1,740 CFS.

The Klamath is at 14.17 feet and 20,200 CFS.

The Rogue is at 4.45 feet and 4,710 CFS.

We fished on the Chetco river the last Wednesday and landed two steelhead.

We saw are first spring black bear and a bank on the upper Chetco he saw us and ran for the hills fast so fast I could not take a photo of him.

The Derby started the next day my clients were a couple of business men from the Oregon coast.

They were there to enjoy them self and with two bars that was not hard to do they obtained one of two Raiderettes at the dinner to fish with us the next day.

The Raiderette named Cherie didnít fish much before so in the morning we practiced casting for about ten minutes Cherie was a fast learner and mastered casting very well in know time.

I would have to say that Cherie was my highlight of the Derby not only was Cherie on the cover of the Raiders calendar and very { good looking } was that Cherie was down to earth, fished well, and a trooper in the boat.

The second day of fishing was not the same we left from the hotel an hour behind everybody it was apparent that the clients wanted to relax, talk and drink beer on this river the ice chest weighted about forty pounds.

So much for me competitive nature I just tried to pleased them and make them cast once in a while.

The spring steelhead { called blue backs } are coming into the systems and with the rain last weekend the run backs are coming down the rivers.

I have gotten a couple of early bookings one for June spring salmon fishing and one for Sept fall salmon fishing on the Klamath River.

There is a Cal - Or derby this weekend ,I will be fishing for them again.

There is one more derby at the end of March.

I do have openings in March and in April for spring steelhead.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David

541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 07:41:12
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 8.85 feet and 3,700 CFS .

The Chetco is at 3.43 feet and 1,910 CFS.

The Klamath is at 14.76 feet and 22,800 CFS.

The Rogue is at 4.89 feet and 5,600 CFS.

We fished on the Chetco river the last 4 days.

The 4 days fishing the Chetco we landed 6 steelhead to 12 pounds and missed several bites with several steelhead that came close to the net but did get off .

The spring steelhead { called blue backs } are coming into the systems and with the rain last weekend the run backs are coming down the rivers.

I have gotten a couple of early bookings one for June spring salmon fishing and one for Sept fall salmon fishing on the Klamath River.

There is a Cal - Or derby this weekend ,I will be fishing for them again.

There is one more derby at the end of March.

I do have openings in March and in April for spring steelhead.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 07:55:43
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 9.55 feet and 4,860 CFS .

The Chetco is at 3.94 feet and 2,430 CFS.

The Klamath is at 15.50 feet and 26,300 CFS.

The Rogue is at 5.23 feet and 6,340 CFS.

We fished on the Chetco river the last 6 out of 7 days, I fished the Cal - Ore derby last weekend where you fish the Chetco one day and the Smith the next.

The Smith gave up only 14 steelhead in two days the Chetco gave up 65 in the same two days the good news was 100 % catch and release Derby.

The six day fishing the Chetco we landed nine steelhead to 15 pounds and missed several bites with only one day with out a steelhead landed.

There was a fifty pound King Salmon landed on the Chetco last Friday during the Steelhead derby nice fresh fish but did not count.

I have gotten a couple of early bookings one for June spring salmon fishing and one for Sept fall salmon fishing on the Klamath River.

I have taken today off for it is my fifty birthday, I just wanted to thank everybody that called and E mailed and sent cards you are just clients but good friends thank you.

I do have openings in March.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 05:06:55
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 10.32 feet and 6,330 CFS .

The Chetco is at 4.87 feet and 3,460 CFS.

The Klamath is at 14.66 feet and 22,400 CFS.

The Rogue is at 6.40 feet and 9,200 CFS.

We fished on the Chetco river yesterday and landed three fresh steelhead two wild and one hatchery the big hen went twelve pounds.

I was fishing the Smith the day before and got two bites but landed no steelhead.

The rivers are at a good height from snow melt and have been about the same for the last four days with a raise in the after noon.

The sun was out and the temp was in the high sixties with no rain for several days.

I have a couple of days open this week if you want to go fishing.

The month of February is filling up fast the days I have open Now are,18 ,19, 20, 21, 27 I know that these dates will not last long.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Friday, February 8, 2008 at 22:16:45
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 10.26 feet and 6,210 CFS .

The Chetco is at 5.07 feet and 3,700 CFS.

The Klamath is at 14.44 feet and 21,400 CFS.

The Rogue is at 6.41 feet and 9,220 CFS.

We fished on the Chetco river the last 3 days of fishing we hooked eight steelhead and landed three.

The boat pressure was high with over forty boats each day .

The Smith river has been giving up one to five steelhead per boat a day with the same amount of boats.

I have a couple of days open this week if you want to go fishing.

The month of February is filling up fast the days I have open Now are, 10th,13, 14, 15,16 ,18 ,19, 20, 21, 26, 27 I know that these dates will not last long.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 19:07:36
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 10.82 feet and 7,308 CFS .

The Chetco is at 5.55 feet and 4,330 CFS.

The Klamath is at 15.62 feet and 26,900 CFS.

The rogue is at 6.95 feet and 10,700 CFS.

The last 3 days we saw sun shine the Smith River fished good yesterday the boats were plunking and 5 boats landed 20 steelhead.

We fished the Chetco River today hooked 7 Steelhead and landed 3 hatchery steelhead 2 bucks and 1 hen the water looked good a nice green color.

I have the same group for tomorrow things should be better.

I have a couple of days open this week if you want to go fishing.

The month of February is filling up fast the days I have open Now are, 10th,13th--16th 18th -- 27th, I know that these dates will not last long.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

I am booking Klamath River Spring Salmon trips May 15th through July.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Friday, February 1, 2008 at 08:05:03
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 13.45feet and 14,200 CFS .

The Chetco is at 13.45 feet and 7,050 CFS.

The Klamath is at 17.25 feet and 35,300 CFS.

The rogue is at 8.71 feet and 16,200 CFS.

We have been getting rain Wednesday the rivers blow out and looking at them they were muddy .

They dropped over night but the weather forecast is more rain coming with high winds the prediction is 3 inches by Sunday.

I called my next three trips and cancelled there trip and rebooked them on another date.

The month of February is filling up fast the days I have open Now are, 10th,14th--16th 18th -- 27th, I know that these dates will not last long.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 17:31:07
Current Report:
Northern Cal & Southern Oregon rivers fishing report.

The Smith is at 8.88 feet and 3,750 CFS .

The Chetco is at 4.33 feet amd2,840 CFS.

The Klamath is at 13.04 feet and 15,600 CFS.

The rogue is at 4.76 feet and 5,330m CFS.

We have been getting light rain and with dropping temp. some snow flurries. The rivers are raising but the rain is needed for they are low. The biggest part of this storm went south and the rain shows just got here 2 days ago. The Chetco River has been fishing better then the Smith but the Smith has produced 2 steelhead over 20 pounds this month. I have a couple of days open this week if you want to go fishing. The month of February is filling up fast the days I have open Now are, 10th,13th--16th 18th -- 27th, I know that these dates will not last long.

Give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

I do have other guides working with me to insure you a day on the river.

Thank you good fishing.

David 541 698 7029



Date: Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 20:31:40
Current Report:
The Smith River is at 13.57 feet and 14,600 CFS and dropping.

The Chetco River is at 7.83 feet and 8,140 CFS and dropping.

With the holidays over it is time to get going.

I had two trips this week Monday & Wednesday fished both days on the Chetco River.

The Mondays trip we hooked 5 steelyard and landed 3 two of the steelhead were hatchery and one wild to about 12 pounds.

The trip on Wednesday we got several bites and only landing 1 hatchery hen it went 14 pounds.

I canceled my trips for this weekend with a big storm that came in and will fish again Wednesday or Thursday depending on the river and rain.

I do have many days open for Jan and the weekend at the end of the month is still open for now.

The Steelhead run so far has been good.

Lets go fishing give me a call.

(541) 698-7029

 


Driftboat Dave and Sixes River 45 lb. Salmon 12/00

Cast Guide Service
David Castellanos
PO Box 3261
Harbor, OR 97415
(541) 698-7029
EMAIL: driftboatdave@hotmail.com

 


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