Redwood Coast Fishing

Redwood Coast Fishing provides epic fishing trips in Northern California & Southern Oregon.

Catch the fish of your dreams. Fish the hottest spots with an expert fishing guide. Cruise in comfort in our heated drift boat or roomy jet sled. Experience the stunning backdrop of Northern California's redwood coast.

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Northern California Fall Fishing Season

Salmon and Steelhead

 King salmon in fall

King salmon in fall

Klamath River, Trinity River

Late August and early September brings bright King salmon and fall run steelhead into the lower Klamath River. We fish for them in my power boat out of Klamath Glen.

As September transitions into October, we will follow these fish with my driftboat up the Trinity River, a major Klamath tributary and the Middle Klamath River.  

Fishing at this time of year is typically outstanding and the weather, while cool in the mornings, is usually very warm. Although not noted as being large, Klamath and Trinity salmon and steelhead can make up for the lack of size with their very prolific numbers. We will continue to fish on this river system until there is consistent rainfall. This is the most popular time of year to fish our rivers, so make sure to book well ahead.

Trophy Coastal Salmon

 Huge coastal King salmon in fall

Huge coastal King salmon in fall

 Smith River, Chetco River, Eel River, Elk River, Sixes River

The latter half of October through November and early December usually signals the beginning of another rainy season.

The rising rivers draw in the largest fish of the year, the mighty fall King salmon. Fishing on coastal rivers such and the Eel, Smith and Chetco rivers can yield fish into the 60 pound range. 

These fish are often mint bright, with sea lice still clinging to their undersides. I feel this is the most exciting time of the year, as the years first unsettled conditions can bring unbelievable surprises.