Smith & Chetco River Fishing
The beautiful Smith River is located about 10 miles north of Crescent City. The Chetco is located just a few miles further north near Brookings, Oregon.
Referred to as "Sister Rivers", The Chetco and Smith are short coastal streams. The beautiful Smith River located in the redwoods about 10 miles north of Crescent City. It produces some of the biggest salmon and steelhead in California. In fact, the Smith holds the CA state record steelhead, which is 28.5 pounds.
The Chetco, located just a few miles further north near Brookings Oregon, also produces some whoppers. Both rivers fluctuate with Winter & Spring rains. They are known for trophy fish, Chinook salmon ranging up to 50 lbs. and steelhead from 10 to 20 lbs. make quite a thrilling fishing experience.