Smith River Bright with Kings

Smith River

by Kenny Priest

The river opened to fishing on Friday, but Sunday was the day. After peaking at 4,200 cfs early Sunday morning, the Smith was full of bright kings, along with some darker fish that have been holding in the lower river for a while. The increase in flows brought in a bunch of new fish, and the boats working the forks all the way down to the Outfitters all landed fish. The bite got a little tougher on Monday as the river was on a pretty steep drop. With no rain since Sunday, the river has dropped out and is closed as of Thursday morning to fishing above the mouth of Rowdy Creek. It looks like it will be closed for a while, with the next rain forecasted to hit the area late next week or weekend. The daily bag and possession limit is one (1) Chinook salmon and no more than five (5) wild Chinook salmon over 22 inches per year.

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