John Coots from Yuba City with a hatchery steelhead caught in the Smith River. Photo courtesy of Mick Thomas/ Lunker Fish Trips
The windows for steelhead fishing on coastal rivers were slammed closed with heavy rain earlier this week, but the fast-to-clear Smith River should drop enough for some action this weekend — until another predicted storm system spikes the river sometime Sunday.
Del Norte is opening its season this year with a brand-new event. The Del Norte Warrior Heptathalon is a fundraiser for the track program that will help the team cover what Del Norte head coach Samuel Escobar estimated amounts to a $200 per kid cost for the team.