location_onNorthern California & Southern Oregon Rivers Fishing
location_onNorthern California & Southern Oregon Rivers Fishing
keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right
Smith & Chetco
The biggest salmon & steelhead in CA.
Klamath River
The "Steelhead Capital of the World".
Lower Klamath
Hard-fighting salmon in all sizes.
Nushagak River
Fishing in southwest Alaska.
Best Fishing Guide ever! I would recommend this trip to anyone that likes to fish, and especially for Salmon or Steelhead. We will be fishing again this year with the same people and staying at the same place. This in itself says a lot about our experience!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jane Doe
Chula Vista, CA.
My son and I had a great experience fishing. We caught 3 fish. The guide was professional and courteous. He new the river and placed us where the fish were. I highly recommend him.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thomas Yockey
Washington state
Totally Awesome!!! Highway 96 is a very remote road through some spectacular wilderness. We started off I-5 and the road kept getting more and more windy and wild as it curved along the Klamath River until we eventually wound up in Willow Creek, maybe 6 hours later. Fantastic trip Gorgeous scenery.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
John Doe
Somewhere, CA.
This amazing river has so many interesting places to stop. Unfortunately MOST have people camping already or panning for gold in the summer months. Nice to visit in other times of the year before it gets too crowed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jack Doe
San Diego, CA.

Klamath, Smith, and Chetco River Fishing Guides

Enjoy the thrill and challenge of world-class steelhead, trout and salmon fishing on Northern California and Southern Oregon rivers.

I am a third generation guide with over 30 years experience. My grandfather Al Kutzkey was one of the first guides in California. He started his fishing lodge on the upper Klamath River in Hornbrook near the California and Oregon borders. The river was said to be the steelhead capital of the World. My grandfather is now in the fishing hall of fame.

My father, Tim Kutzkey was known for being one of the best fishermen around. It was said, " If there were fish in the water, he could catch them". He developed many of the fishing techniques that are still widely used by fishermen today. Tim will always have it in his heart to keep fishing, as he is today on the Klamath River, where he originally began.

Smith & Chetco River Fishing Guide

The Chetco River and Smith river are short coastal streams that are referred to as "Sister Rivers". The scenic Smith River is located in the redwoods about 10 miles north of Crescent City in Northern California. It produces some of the largest salmon and steelhead in California. The Smith River holds the California state record steelhead, which is 28.5 pounds. The Chetco River is located just a few miles further north near Brookings Oregon and also produces large fish. Both rivers fluctuate in volume with the coming of Winter & Spring Rains. Chetco & Smith Rivers are known for producing trophy fish, Chinook salmon ranging up to 50 lbs. and steelhead from 10 to 20 lbs.

Klamath River Fishing Guide

More steelhead are caught on the Klamath River than on any other river on the West Coast due to its reliable year round fishing conditions. An average sized Klamath River Steelhead is 3 1/2 to 5 pounds. There are a variety of fishing methods I use to catch steelhead, from fly-fishing in the Fall to drifting bait in the Winter. I use light tackle because it makes for an excellent fight! Steelhead on this river run from late September through January. Give me a call too book your next Northern California fishing guide & Southern Oregon fishing trips.

JanuarySteelheadSmith River
Chetco River
FebruarySteelheadSmith River
Chetco River
MarchSteelheadSmith River
Chetco River
AprilTroutKlamath RiverCA
MayTroutKlamath RiverCA
JulyKing Salmon
SeptemberSalmonLower Klamath RiverCA
Upper KlamathCA
NovemberSteelheadUpper KlamathCA
DecemberSteelheadUpper KlamathCA
Book Today! Make A Reservation

Cell: 530-941-3474
Email: Albert@KutzkeyFishing.com

Non-Performance--I reserve the right to cancel for unsafe water conditions, unsafe weather conditions, or circumstances beyond our control. If I choose to cancel a trip, I will give a full refund. I work under permit from the US Forest Service which the permit area is located in the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District, Klamath National Forest and a equal opportunity service provider.