The Chetco dropped into perfect shape

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

Mark Parrish holds a steelhead he caught and released Dec. 30 while fishing the Chetco River with his daughter, actress Janel Parrish, and guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. They landed five steelhead side-drifting roe and Corkies.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Wild Rivers Fishing

by Kenny Priest

The Chetco dropped into perfect shape for plunkers last Monday and was in good shape for drift boats by Wednesday reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. He said, “From Thursday through the weekend, guides were averaging three to six steelhead a day, with a good mix of hatchery fish on the lower river. Steelhead were spread out from the South Fork to Social Security Bar. Flows dropped to 2,000 cfs Sunday evening, but blew out big time on Monday and likely will be too high all week.”

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Nor Cal Fish Reports Reports
for Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Mad River: Predicted for additional bump in flows Friday
Eel River: Will need a solid 10 days of dry weather before it’s fishable
Eel River - South Fork: The South Fork peaked at 12,200 cfs Tuesday
Van Duzen River: Could fish late next week depending on snowmelt
Smith River: The Smith blew out Monday