The quality of fishing in this region is exceptional. The Wild Scenic Smith River hosts a healthy population of Salmon, Steelhead, and sea-run Cutthroat Trout throughout the river’s annual cycle. The renowned Smith River has produced numerous Steelhead over 25 pounds including the current California State record of 27 pounds, four ounces! Wheather fly fishing, gear fishing or snorkeling, you will be impressed. There are four other world class rivers within striking distance; the Klamath River, Trinity River, Chetco River, and the mighty Rogue. Supporting this regions moniker as the “Wild Rivers Coast.”
If the salt is more your game, ocean fishing will definitely not disappoint. We have astounding bottom fishing, where one can catch limits of large Lingcod, Black Cod, Cabazon and numerous other species of Snapper. Seasons permitting, there is also Pacific and California Halibut, and Salmon fishing. Don’t forget about the crab fishing for which Crescent City is renowned. In past seasons, Dungeness crab are so prolific that we are the largest producing crab port in the entire state of California, prevailing over much larger ports like San Francisco.