Chetco River salmon fishing will start in September when the large King Salmon will start to show up and slows toward late November. Then we fish Steelhead on the Chetco Mid-December through March. Chetco River steelhead fishing is known to be some of the most productive in the state. Phil also fishes the upper Klamath River near Hornbrook, CA from September 25th through October 25th targeting Northern California king salmon. The Klamath River will have up to 25 thousand King Salmon run through on their way to the Iron Gate Hatchery. Catching 10 to 25 King Salmon per trip is a normal day fishing the Klamath River
The Chetco River is a beautiful river just over the border in Oregon. The Chetco River has a strong run of both King Salmon and Steelhead. The Chetco River is a much easier river to fish for a beginning river fishermen. The Chetco River has a very smooth bottom and does not have near as many snags as the Smith River. With both rivers being so close we have two fantastic choices on the location of where to fish.
All Fishing Trips in California and Oregon are Full Day.