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Smith River
At a Glance

Fishing here in November

Stay in Crescent City or Smith River, CA

Wild scenic river, one of the last undammed rivers in CA

No motors allowed on this river

Variable season due to rain

Kevin Brock - California's most-booked fishing guide

Kevin Brock, professional Northern California fishing guide

Smith River King Salmon Fishing
with Pro Guide Kevin Brock

Bright king salmon from the Smith River

The Smith River is known for crystal clear waters, towering redwood trees, and is home to a run of huge, bright King Salmon. While the average king salmon (chinook) weighs 18-25 pounds, each year salmon are caught up to 60 pounds, and sometimes even larger.

In November, professional Northern California fishing guide Kevin Brock leads daily guided fishing trips on the Smith River, fishing for these hard-fighting bright Smith River king salmon.

Kevin Brock's Guide Service is operated under Special Use permit with the Six Rivers National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.

Cost: All guided fishing trips are full day trips and cost $225 per person. This includes all rods, tackle, safety equipment, fish cleaning and a knowledgeable professional fishing guide.

Smith River Water Levels

Water levels in the Smith River can change rapidly when storms come through, and can make a difference in fishing success. When the flows are low or dropping, the fish can "hole up" and not travel. When the water levels are increasing or high, the fish move freely and new salmon and steelhead travel up the river quickly.

What You'll Need to Bring on your Smith River Salmon Fishing Trip

  • A current CA fishing license
  • King Salmon report card
  • Good quality rain gear
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks & beverages
  • Camera
  • Ice chest for your lunch, drinks and fish
  • PFA - Positive Fishing Attitude
Nice king salmon from the Smith River

Recommended Accommodations for the King Salmon Fishing on the Smith River

Hiouchi Motel: (707) 458-3041
2097 Hwy 199 Hiouchi, CA
http://www.hiouchimotel.com
Next to Hiouchi Café for breakfast

Ship Ashore: (707) 487-3141
12370 US Highway 101 North
Smith River, CA 95567
http://www.ship-ashore.com

The Grotto: (707) 464-3815
150 Starfish Way
Crescent City, CA 95531-4476

Express Auto Rentals: (707) 464-7813
775 US Highway 101 North
Crescent City, CA 95531-2307

Lucky 7's Casino: (707) 487-7777
350 North Indian Road
Smith River, CA 95567-9474
http://www.lucky7casino.com

Elk Valley Casino: (707) 464-1020
2500 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531
http://www.elkvalleycasino.com

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