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Best Times of the Year to Fish in Del Norte County

September 2, 2014 Outdoors Comments Off on Best Times of the Year to Fish in Del Norte County

Each type of fishing and each area differs. For the best chances of catching your limit, check out these guides to the best times of the year for each area!

Freshwater Fishing

Smith River

For Salmon and Steelhead Trout the best times are January – March

With special regulations you can fish for Cut-Throat Trout in Late April – November

For Chinook Salmon, the peak season is October through January

Klamath River

For Chinook Salmon, fish the Spring Run (May – July), the Fall Run (August – September) or the Winter Run (October – December)!


Bottom Fishing/Ocean Fishing

In May – September it’s Salmon season! Make sure to check with the local fish and game rules for exact dates.

And May – December, fish for Black Snapper, Blue Snapper, Ling Cod, Sea Trout, and Cabazon

During some seasons you can troll for albacore and salmon. Check with your guide.



From the last Saturday in November to July 30th it’s Crabbing Season in Del Norte County!


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