We start off the year fishing for big Smith River steelhead. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Redwood Forest as you drift down one of the last undammed rivers in California, where there are no motors allowed, while casting for the most sought after sport fish in the industry.
- January is the beginning of our season. You get fresh new steelhead runs and cooler temperatures.
- February is a little warmer and there are always fish in the system.
The wild Smith River steelhead trout is one of the most exciting fish to have at the end of your line. Due to the proximity of the ocean, these fish are extremely energetic and aggressive.
These Smith River steelhead are in a class of their own and average around 10 lbs, although 20 lb fish are boated every year.
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. The cost is $250 per person with a minimum of 2 in party, while single anglers are $350. This includes all rods, tackle, safety equipment and an extremely knowledgeable professional fishing guide. A valid California sportfishing license and steelhead report card are required.
What to bring:
- A current CA fishing license
- Current CA steelhead report card
- Good quality rain gear
- Warm clothing
- Snacks & beverages
- Ice chest if you keep a fish
- PFA – Positive Fishing Attitude
Smith River – At a Glance
Early season fishing, from January into February
Stay in Crescent City or Smith River, CA
Wild steelhead in the Smith River Can get really BIG!
Wild scenic river, one of the last undammed rivers in CA
No motors allowed on this river
Chetco and Eel River steelhead fishing also available in January and February