Smith still producing kings

2009-12-12 18:39:59
Smith River, California - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lower tidewater

<p>Salmon season isn't quite over yet on the Smith River. Anglers fishing the lower tidewater, mainly the Piling Hole and Sand Hole, are still catching lots of fish, some of them still bright.

We've been catching up to 20 or more fish a day, and are still getting limits of bright fish.

It rained today, but the river only came up slightly. More rain is expected Wednesday. Until then, the tidewater should continue to produce big kings.

Fish Species: Salmon
Bait Used: roe, live sandshrimp
Tackle Used: Penn reels, Berkley Air IM8 rods, Eagle Claw hooks
Method Used: back-bouncing, drift fishing, still fishing
Water Depth: 15 feet
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One of Friday's keepers
One of Friday's keepers

Another keeper from Friday,
Another keeper from Friday,

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