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10/26/09
Eel River
Water Condition: Clear  Weather: Mostly Cloudy 
Comments:
  I am new to this and went to watch what is going on. I went out yesterday just before sunset near Ferndale exit. Some fish were jumping in front of me on the opposite side of the river. Not sure if I am allowed to fish here.
Posted by:Harry Kertscher Buzzlite@att.net


05/10/09
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  3. From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 and Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30. At all times, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Closed to all fishing Apr. 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. I copied this from the CDF&G web site.So you can fish from the Dam and down stream. I suggest you check the regs out for your self. They are also different regs for the N. Fork.
Posted by:skyhammer skyhammer skyhammer@wildblue.net


04/28/09
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  Question-Is the Eel River open for fly-fishing steelies near Lake Philsbury the last weekend of April? (Some tell me this part of the Eel River is closed) Please confirm. Thanks
Posted by:Mari Howard mhoward@orexco1031.com


03/16/09
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  Jason all/Most of the steelhead streams in CA close on april 1. the lagoons stay open and have some great cutthroat trout. check the regs before fishing anywhere after april 1. good luck
Posted by:T Ball


03/13/09
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  I am from oregon and am thinking of making a road trip to the eel river on the first weekend of april,can anyone tell me how the fishing has been?I will be fishing for the cutthroat or whatever bites my line.Any info on how to fish the river and what to use would be great. Thanks
Posted by:jason feeeeeks@yahoo.com


12/28/08
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  can anyone tell me if there is anyone reliable for shuttles on the eel? thanks
Posted by:kevin


12/25/08
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: Raining 
Comments:
  Merry Christmas All. Yesterday, I drove down to Garberville to check out the Eel. It was muddy and rising. I then drove up the Van Duzen and the creeks were running high and muddy as was the river. According to the predictions on this site, it looks like tomorrow the Eel will be at its lowest level this week, and the Mad will be at its lowest level on the 27th. If the water clears we may have a chance to get our lines wet the next two days. There are fish in the Eel -- evidently last week (always) they were at the mouth of the Van Duzen and people were catching very large steelhead (10+ pounds). Good luck all.
Posted by:Shane sf@pvnrt.com


12/24/08
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  Todds right! Hows the river look? Long linner or fly it doesn't matter. We are all fisherman. Is the EEl high and muddy in Garberville?
Posted by:Bill Welzbacker w.welzbacker@yahoo.com


10/15/08
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  First of all I know that this page is reserved for reports. But I must comment on the long lining, that is not fishing it should be refered to as snagging. And to top it off you sound so proud of your accomplishment, you even report you kept fish that were foul hooked. This in my opinion is not sportsman like at all, you are not a fisherman your a snagger. I'm not a purist, what I mean by that is I am a gear fisherman not a fly fisherman, but I would rather eat Sh-t that keep a fish that was foul hooked.
Posted by:Fish Head


01/19/08
Eel River
Water Condition: Modoff  Weather: Clear 
Comments:
  The Eel still needs a few more good days it is still a bit high but the fish should be comming up now! The Van Duzen is starting to look real good at the mouth and should be fishable out HWY 36. Hows The Mad?
Posted by:Adam Dias Littlebird54@msn.com


01/17/08
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  How does the EEL river look. Emerald green?
Posted by:PJ L


06/04/07
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  Anyone catching redtail perch at the mouth of the Eel river latley? Would July be a good month to fish in that area? Or is there a better place? Info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by:Dan Nelson moochdawgg@aol


01/23/07
Eel River
Water Condition: Clear  Weather: Clear 
Comments:
  The Piercy area is pretty good, stop by Browns Sporting goods in Garberville they are pretty good at knowing where the locals are catching fish. You're best bet is to keep going north until you start getting into some color and hit the deep holes.
Posted by:Pete S.


12/14/06
Eel River
Water Condition: Blownout  Weather: Raining 
Comments:
  With 3-4 inches of rain over the past few days, the river's one big swath of rising, fast-flowing chocolate milk. Watched a drift-boat load of die-hards (I remember the day...) float past the house in a pourdown mid-morning yesterday, not stopping to fish major runs or holes. A single pontoon boat began to launch this morning and then thought better of it, as large wood debris, including uprooted trees from Trinity River Restoration Project work (complete with orange flagging), began making their way downstream. With rain predicted through Friday, the coming weekend won't be any better. On the bright side, this should put fish on the move, bringing new ones in and redistributing those already in-river, when the water falls and clears between storms. Still seeing an ocassional adult winter stoneflies... landing on my kitchen window.
Posted by:Doc's Fly Company


05/03/06
Eel River
Water Condition: Blownout  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  As of May, the klamath River is still blown-out. It's at 5,610 cfs now. When it dips to 2,000 cfs, it will be fishable again. The river above copco is also blown-out. Hopefully the river will drop in time for the salmon fly hatch around memorial day.
Posted by:Guy Ives sisqgs@sbcglobal.net


01/17/06
Eel River
Water Condition: Modoff  Weather: Raining 
Comments:
  We caught fish last week (Tues.) in the very upper end of the South Fork of the Eel near Leggett, which had visibility of about 36". Today I caught this nice buck in the Garcia River at about 9:00am. You can see from the photo there was about 30" of visibility in the river. We then went and fished Alder Creek where neither my buddy or I touched a thing but did see one caught in the hole below the parking area. Alder Creek also had about 30" of visibility. On the way home we checked the Navarro and it was way blown with about 2" of visibility...muddy. Unfortunately it started raining hard at about noon today so I would imagine most rivers will be blown out for the next three or four days. I guess my point is, don't always believe what you read. If you want to fish and think a river might be in shape, research a little deeper, make some calls and check flows on the web. I'm glad we've been taking our chances lately, we've been hitting a few fish here and there. Stoti
Posted by:Stoti


10/30/05
Eel River
Water Condition: SlightlyOff  Weather: Clear 
Comments:
  fish log piled at fulmore down to fernbridge. fish for two hours testerday afternoon hook 8 kings landed 6 lost two to barbless hooks three 25+.two 33+ and one king pen that topped the handheld scale at 45 pounds goood day hit on little cleos prefered the silver color river just waiting to open wide up lots of fish for catch and realse
Posted by:brian leroy briansbigfish@sbcglobal.net


07/05/05
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  I always thought a Chad was a Shad and that a Steelhead was a Steelie! "People that live in glass houses should not throw rocks" Learn how to spell yorself before critisizing-sp? others!FM
Posted by:Fisher Man


06/22/05
Eel River
Water Condition: N/A  Weather: N/A 
Comments:
  Just wondering if beyond the Steelhead and Salmon runs in the winter ... is there any type of fishing happening during the summer months? I saw someone mention Chad? Bass? Catfishing? I would greatly appreciate any feedback! Thanks Scott Kandler
Posted by:Scott Kandler skandlerdc@aol.com


Eel River
Water Condition: Clear  Weather: Clear 
Comments:
  saw a few rollers finally at fulmore...seals got at least one of em
Posted by:john jfksteelie@sbcglobal.net

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