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Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 08:33:34
Current Report:
North Coast Reports

We fished for low water salmon yesterday and landed 14 salmon to 30 plus pounds.

We landed both hens and bucks and we released all of the hens that we landed to help to keep a strong run of salmon on the Smith River.

The rain started yesterday and has rained all night this will bring in more salmon and also the steelhead.

This is the time to start to steelhead fish but I will run a few combo trips for both fish if booked soon I do have open dates for the next couple of weeks.

Happy Holiday to all

Good Fishing David

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Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 08:31:58
Current Report:
North Coast Rivers

I have been fishing on the Smith River and staying busy. The salmon return this year has been nothing short of fantastic.

The Rowdy Creek Hatchery has gotten 1,866 salmon that returned there so far and I think that the hatchery will get more before it is over this is a record return.

Yes the river is low and the salmon are stacked in the holes and there are spawners in the fast water so pass them up and fish the holes.

The catching has been very good the salmon are getting dark with bright salmon in the mix.

The fight is good and are not like the upper KLamath river dark salmon they are a golden brown and some are with red sides.

The best day this past week was landing 18 salmon to 35 pounds by one angler in the day.

The holidays are coming soon with no trips booked until after the first as the holidays draw near then I will travel to spend the time away and with family.

The Steelhead season will start soon with a good rain, now is the time to make a date for the winter steelhead returns for the dates you want and not for the date that I have left on the books.

Thank you Happy Holidays to all.

David

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Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 17:15:53
Current Report:
North Coast Rivers

The Smith River hatchery got over 200 salmon in a 24 hours starting Wednesday night.

The Chetco River opened today Thursday the 19th and the fishing was great I had a single and he hooked 8 salmon and landed 5 salmon the big salmon went close to fourty pounds.

We only keep one chrome bright 30 pounder and was done fishing by 1 pm.

I do have open dates for next week so give me a call.

The Steelhead season will start in a couple of weeks so call early to book the dates you want.

The holiday season is coming fast and I do have gift certificate that will make a good present.

Thank you

David

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Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 11:52:52
Current Report:
Northern Coastal Rivers Reports

The Smith River was remained with rain yesterday and at this time the Chetco River is closed.

The flows are the Smith River is at 2,440 CFS and is at 7.95 Feet the Chetco River is 1,520 CFS and 2.86 Feet.

The mouth of the Smith River has blown open with the ruff ocean and is over 150 feet long.

There are fresh salmon pouring into the system and moving up river quik fish is working at this time and the water has color to it.

I do have dates open these month to fish salmon on the Smith River and on the Chetco River when it opens.

I am starting to get bookings for Steelhead fishing in late December and that can make a fisherman happy as a Chrismas present in a form of a gift certific.

Lets go fishing

Thank you

David

541 698 7029



Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 17:31:11
Current Report:
North Coast Reports

We have been only getting showers so the upper Smith River is not open at this time.

The Smith River estuary is fish very good with a lot of salmon showing throw the day and good numbers landed.

I fished the Chetco mouth to the 101 hwy bridge for several trips the last trip we hooked and landed 3 salmon to 36 pounds with a 32 and a 12 pounder.

I helped net the Chetco River yesterday for the hatchery brood stock and in two tries we net over 100 salmon sent 65 salmon up to the hatchery and released all others.

The Chetco River will not open until Nov.7 th.

These fall salmon season is looking to be a good one so get going and come fishing for some big salmon.

Good fishing David



Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 09:15:12
Current Report:
North Coast Reports

The Smith River opened on Wednesday at 4600 CfS and 8 plus feet.

The fishing was good for only two days as the river dropped fast and now we are in need of more rain.

The push of salmon up river was fantastic the numbers were 5 to 10 salmon per boat.

This is the start of the small coastal river fall run salmon the run will last into Dec. depending on the amount of rain

Book your trip now to get the best dates.

Good fishing

David



Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 19:05:56
Current Report:
North Coast Fishing Reports

The fall salmon season has been very good with several river that I fish.

The Klamath was doing good until the mouth filled in with sand a couple of weeks ago.

The Rogue River was a good chose this summer with many large salmon landed.

The Chetco River was another chose I did several trips there and landed king salmon every trip from a small jack to a 36 pounder landed last wednesday.

I fished the upper klamath by yerka on Friday and we landed 6 they were a little dark but fought well.

The rain is here and I hope that the Smith River will open soon but all of you down south are getting the rain at this time we recieved very little my rain gage was at 1 inch.

I call several people to fish and booked thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week but I am open after Saturday to fish the Smith River.

Good Fishing

David



Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 15:49:33
Current Report:
The last two days on the Rogue River was on fire with King Salmon.

There were more salmon landed in the last two days then in the last two weeks the numbers were in the double digits for most boats.

These is turning to be one of the best years for the Rogue River salmon that I have seen in a long time.

There are a lot of big salmon landed and some jacks salmon Now entering the Rogue.

I have called many people to come fishing and if you didn't get a call from me I am sorry there is only so much time in a day to reach everyone that I know.

If you are reading this and want to go fishing ( Go Soon ).

I will fit you into a fishing trip on my boat.

I have been fishing the Klamath River and the Rogue River and for the next six weeks both will fish very good.

Thank you

Keep a tight line and land more fish.

David

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Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 18:05:03
Current Report:
The Klamath is fishing very good these past few day were very busy on the river. There were a lot of salmon moving into the holes now. The commercial gill nets are over as of Friday there are nets but not the same. This is making the salmon to be able to move into the system. I do have some open dates so give me a call. (541) 698-7029 Thank you David


Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 19:02:42
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

The Rogue River is fishing good with some nice big salmon coming in my big salmon for the week was caught by an long time client Will Virkler from L. A. it weighed in at 33.5 pounds at Jots resort.

The Klamath River is fishing good with a lot of salmon coming into the river, fishing there we limited out for 3 days in a row with are big salmon weighing in at 23 pounds.

The summer steelhead are in the Klamath River and will continue until Sept.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 21:43:39
Current Report:
The Rogue River has been running ď hot ď on some days and ok on others this past Sunday was a hot bite with limits landed by most boats and some 40 pounders in the mix.

There was one guide boat that landed 9 king salmon been in the right place at the right time pays off .

The bite on Monday dropped off but it was still a good day.

The Klamath River steelhead bite has been early in the AM and hasnít been red hot.

The King Salmon on the Klamath River will start this next month and it should be a good season with 2 fish limit and a hatchery steelhead and 1 jack salmon for a daily limit.

I still have open dates for both August and September at this time so call early to reserve the dates you want.

Good Fishing

David



Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 21:41:49
Current Report:
The Rogue River has been running ď hot ď on some days and ok on others this past Sunday was a hot bite with limits landed by most boats and some 40 pounders in the mix. There was one guide boat that landed 9 king salmon been in the right place at the right time pays off . The bite on Monday dropped off but it was still a good day. The Klamath River steelhead bite has been early in the AM and hasnít been red hot. The King Salmon on the Klamath River will start this next month and it should be a good season with 2 fish limit and a hatchery steelhead and 1 jack salmon for a daily limit. I still have open dates for both August and September at this time so call early to reserve the dates you want. Good Fishing David


Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 07:03:20
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

The Rogue River is at 2,400 CFS and is 3.09 feet.

The Klamath River is at 3,600 and is at 9.00 feet.

The summer steelhead run has started on the Klamath River and will continue until Sept with little presure on the river, at this time hooking up to ten steelhead a day is the norm.

The Rogue River fall salmon run has started and now you can keep wild king salmon as of July 11th .

This is the time to fish the Gold Beach Bay for fresh large king salmon trolling the bay can be fun and exciting for the fight of a big king salmon.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:24:08
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

The Rogue River is at 5,150 CFS and is 4.67 feet.

The Klamath River is at 13,400 and is at 12.45 feet.

Spring Chinook being caught on the Lower Rogue River.

The begining of the Rogue River Spring Chinook season has been really really good!

This is one of the salmon that we have caught on the Klamath River I can not remember a better start in my 12 years of guiding.

It is still very early in the run cycle.

Who knows what will happen the days to come.

Book a Spring Chinook Salmon trip!

The first reported Spring Chinook was taken Wednesday the 4th of March a 21.5# Spring Chinook.

River water temps rose to 48 degrees and for the light pressure catches have been decent with several Springers breaking the 30# class reported.

The Springer bite will be up and down the next couple of weeks with water tempature flucuations.

I have landed some nice spring salmon so far this season with several weeks to go fishing.

The fall season starts in August is the best month on the Rogue River and the Klamath the best month is September.

Book your summer fun fishing trips early as the best dates are taking early.

The Council's adopted for the fall salmon an allocation of 30,800 to the Klamath River Recreational fishery and 30,900 to the Klamath Tribal fisheries.

I am booking trips for king salmon to start in May and June on the Klamath River.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 22:13:14
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

The Rogue River is at 4,100 CFS and is 4.13 feet.

The Klamath River is at 12,000 and is at 12.04 feet.

I will only be on the Rogue River fishing a couple of days this week and will let you know how it was.

I have heard that there are some nice salmon coming in but it is tuff with clear water the salmon are moving through every day now.

I will be down on the klamath River on Saturday for the river clean up that is put on every year by the locals.

The Council's adopted for the fall salmon an allocation of 30,800 to the Klamath River Recreational fishery and 30,900 to the Klamath Tribal fisheries.

The California Fish and Game commission actually sets the river recreational quotas and regulations, and I don't know what they or the Department are considering as far as bag limits.

I have heard that there might be a three adult salmon limit per day.

I am booking trips for king salmon to start in May and June on the Klamath River.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 07:15:33
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

I have landed several spring salmon on the Rogue River these past two weeks.

Now is the time to book a trip to fish the Rogue River.

I am booking trips for king salmon to start in May and June on the Klamath River.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 07:13:58
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports I have landed several spring salmon on the Rogue River these past two weeks. Now is the time to book a trip to fish the Rogue River. I am booking trips for king salmon to start in May and June on the Klamath River. Looking to go fishing then give me a call. 541 698 7029 Oregon Thank you and go fishing. David


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 08:56:15
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

There has been rain over this passed weekend in the amount over 4 inches.

The Smith River at this time is at 12,000 CFS and the height is 12.67 feet.

The Chetco River is at 5,900 CFS and the height is 6.59 feet.

The rivers are dropping into good shape, this will bring freash steelhead into the rivers.

There have been several spring salmon landed on the Rogue River these past two weeks so I started to run throw the Jetboat that has been in storage to get it ready to fish now is the time to book a trip to fish the Rogue River.

The month of March should be a good one as it has been in the past and there is the spring steelhead on the Smith River in April and also on the upper Rogue River.

I am booking trips for the next couple of months for spring steelhead and king salmon to start in May on the Klamath River.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 07:37:06
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

There has been rain for the last couple of weeks with the rivers going up and down.

The Smith River at this time is at 12,100 CFS and the height is 12.72 feet.

The Chetco River is at 9,720 CFS and the height is 8.66 feet.

This has been a tuff year for steelhead fishing with NO water to to much water but there are steelhead to be found.

I fished a singal for 2 days and we landed 3 steelhead to 11 pounds on the Chetco River.

The month of March should be a good one as it has been in the past and there is the spring steelhead on the Smith River in April and also on the upper Rogue River.

I am booking trips for the next couple of months for spring steelhead and king salmon to start in May on the Klamath River.

Looking to go fishing then give me a call.

541 698 7029 Oregon

Thank you and go fishing.

David



Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 07:35:17
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports There has been rain for the last couple of weeks with the rivers going up and down. The Smith River at this time is at 12,100 CFS and the height is 12.72 feet. The Chetco River is at 9,720 CFS and the height is 8.66 feet. This has been a tuff year for steelhead fishing with NO water to to much water but there are steelhead to be found. I fished a singal for 2 days and we landed 3 steelhead to 11 pounds on the Chetco River. The month of March should be a good one as it has been in the past and there is the spring steelhead on the Smith River in April and also on the upper Rogue River. I am booking trips for the next couple of months for spring steelhead and king salmon to start in May on the Klamath River. Looking to go fishing then give me a call. 541 698 7029 Thank you and go fishing. David


Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 08:12:07
Current Report:
North Coast River Reports

The rain has helped the rivers on the north coast with over 1 inch of rain this morning the rivers are on a raise.

The Chetco is at 1,750 CFS and 3.25 feet and more rain for Thursday.

The Smith River is at 2,000 CFS and 7.68 feet.

This raise will move the steelhead into the rivers and the steelhead that have been holding up will move to there spawning grounds.

I do have some dates open give me a call. Thank you good fishing. David



Date: Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12:15:44
Current Report:
North Coast River Report

The Chetco river is at 1.64 feet and 674 CFS is the flow.

The Smith River is at 7.29 feet and 1,680 CFS is the flow.

There has been a lack of rain for a long time and the rivers are low and clear.

There are steelhead in the systems you have to fish thinking low clear water conditions and you can find steelhead.

The pressure on the rivers is light this helps me fish under these conditions you work harder for your steelhead and then not I fished these way for years.

There are pockets of the river that are holding steelhead and with the low flow you can work them to get your fish.

Thank you

David

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Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 18:25:26
Current Report:
North Coast river reports

I started the new year on the river and have fished 9 out of 10 days with only the 2nd off from high water.

The rivers today were about perfect the Smith River is 5,510 CFS and a height of 9.90 feet.

The Chetco River has dropped to 3,050 CFS and is 4.52 feet.

The fishing has been tuff on both rivers with some getting 1 to 2 steelhead a boat to 0.

The big Steelhead for us on the Smith River this week was a 15 pound buck.

The big Steelhead for us on the Chetco River was a 12 pound buck.

I do have open dates to fish you in late Jan and Feb I am about half booked up.

Call to book a date early to get the best time this steelhead season.

Thank you

David

 


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