High and Off Color

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

The Chetco remains high and off color following the recent rains, with no green water in sight. Flowing at 9,200 cfs on Wednesday, it’s predicted to peak at nearly 20,000 cfs on Sunday evening.

Arcata resident Mike McCasland landed this nice hatchery steelhead on a recent float down the Chetco River. The Chetco, along with most of the coastal rivers, remain unfishable due to the recent storms.

Kenny Priest operates Fishing the North Coast, a fishing guide service out of Humboldt specializing in salmon and steelhead. Find it on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and www.fishingthenorthcoast.com. For up-to-date fishing reports and North Coast river information, email [email protected].

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Fishing the North Coast Reports
for Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

: El Niño returns — steelhead season on hold
Chetco River: Been Slow
Smith River: Decent Scores Last Weekend
Eel River: Good Color
Eel River - South Fork: In Great Shape
Van Duzen River: Perfect Shape Last Weekend
Mad River: Pretty Quiet
Trinity River - Upper: Some Color