Chetco and Smith River Fish Report 01-06-2008

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Albert Kutzkeys
(530) 475-3138

Hello fishermen; Hope you all had a great holiday season and are having a good new year. The new year started out pretty good, the rivers were in good shape and the fishing was good. Just as the fishing was getting great on the Chetco river the rains hits us hard. I was getting limits every day and with some nice Steelhead. Most the fish were about 10 pounds and I did get a couple 15 pounders. We have not been fishing this past weekend with the rivers high and muddy. The only good thing was that the snow level was way down and stopped the run off and the rivers are on the way back down. Yesterday there was a lot of snow on the upper Chetco river and was tough just to drive around. Today the sun is out and it is not raining, the Smith river is at 18 feet and the Chetco river is at 5500 cfs they should be fishing soon. They might go back up when the snow melts. The fishing is looking to be pretty good this year. Hope to see you on the river.