Chetco River Fish Report 01-24-2008

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Randy Whitney
(530) 367-3656

Hello Steelheaders, The Smith River water level is just over 8ft and that is low. It is also very clear. The good news is, its starting to rain and that should make the fishing much better. We did catch some Steelhead on the Chetco River the other day and we did see some fish caught. Dont wait to long after this rain storm to come up and fish, if you want to catch some of the next push of Steelhead. Its all about the weather when it comes to catching more than the norm.

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