Now taking reservations for Salmon and Steelhead drift boat trips on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers in October! Line caught King Salmon coming soon to Woodley Island on "F" Dock! Dungeness Crab trips out of Humboldt coming in November! To recieve text notifications for dock sales or charters text 707-616-3716

For more info. contact Patrick Burns

Call (707) 616-3716 or email

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Smith River Fishing Guide

The Smith River is a wild river, which means there aren’t any water diversion or dams to alter the natural flow of the river. Its pristine water flows over giant granite boulders and winds through majestic redwood groves. This river produced California’s State record steelhead weighing 27 pounds, 4 ounces. Salmon in the 50 pound range are caught every year. Salmon fishing on the Smith starts with the first big rain in the fall around October or early November and lasts until December. Steelhead season on the Smith begins in late December and continues through April.