Fall Salmon Bite Is Heating Up
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 19:29

Fishing here on the North Coast started off with a bang for me in mid September.  As we neared the end of the month fishing got a little spotty.  Limits of large Kings were taken through the third week.  The last week tested our skills and we worked hard to scratch out a few fish a day.  The Fish we had locked down seemed to dissapear over night.  I ventured up river and never really seemed to find a very aggressive school of fish.  This is typical for this time of year.  It's still early for the fall run where I fish and as we get further into fall more fish will stack up in the river and fishing will become more consistent.  Check out my FaceBook Page www.facebook.com/North-Coast-River-Adventures-with-Patrick-Burns-329601780487370/timeline/

Fish on!    

Winter Steelhead Wrap Up
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 09:23

The Winter Steelhead season came to end for me in March.  It played out to be much like I had expected.  The fishing was challenging in the beginning but picked up in mid season and towards the end.  The Eel River was fishable through out most of the season due to lack of rain which was nice because its close to home although I would not have minded more precipitation this winter.  All in all I had a great season.  On the tough days we made the most of it by never giving up and our persistence almost always paid off.  On the days when the fishing was good we got to relax a little more and take in our surroundings rather than constantly focussing on every detail of our presentation.  For updated reports check back or email me. Thank you to all those who fished with me this winter.

Keep cool and fish on...

Another shot at Smith River Salmon on the horizon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:18

Fishing on the Smith River is tough right now due to low and clear conditions.  With a bump in the river level forcasted for Thursday and Friday things could get spiced up a bit.  More precipitation is forcasted for next week which could bring the Smith up to a optimum level for fishing.  

Keep calm, fish on

Cooler weather should heat up the fishing
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 13:19

I fished Sunday and Monday and fishing seemed to be about the same as the last time I was on the water. We managed to put fish in the net each day with scores between 3-5 fish per day, mainly salmon and a couple of steelhead. We had to work hard for what we did catch beings the fish were a little reluctant to bite. I predict with the inland temps cooling down the fishing will improve and we will start seeing better scores. I will be back on the river this weekend and through the following week. Check back soon for an updated report. I still have a few spots available for October so if you want to have a great day of fishing on one of Northern Ca. most secluded rivers give me call. (707) 616-3716

Fish on,

Patrick