Van Duzen

Upper Van Duzen River, CA

Located in Northern, CA


Van Duzen River Fishing:


The Van Duzen river originates in the North coast region of California and empties out into the Eel river. Stretching approximately 63 miles the Van Duzen is a renowned hot spot for Salmon and Steelhead fishing. The Van Duzen offers up Chinook, Coho and Steelhead fishing opportunities, but on years where there is significant drought the river may be closed to protect the potentially endangered fish. Check with the California Department of fishing and Wildlife for closure information.



Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish

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This river generally offers fishing opportunities years round except for conservation closures.

**See California fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 salmon or 2 steelhead per day.

**See California State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners.



See Regs.



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Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended in the hot spots!


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