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Russian River near coast in July?

Hello all,

I've got a few days in Monte Rio coming up at the end of July, and am looking for advice on fishing in the area, either on the Russian r. or the coast. Thanks.
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Doubt that the Russian is even open during the summer. Suggest that you post this on http://www.kiene.com/forums/ Bill Kiene owns a Sacramento
Fly Shop and is a spey pages sponsor. You should get some good advice
there. Enjoy your stay. Lots of wine tasting possibilities.
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Don't know the russian that well but my guess is that you could get into some smallmouth with a spey rod.

I also know that there are still shad around in some Cal rivers and that they will likely be around later than most years, but I don't know if that is the case in the russian or not.

My most useful advice: when in Sonoma, visit the Russian river brewery in Santa Rosa. It may be the best in California.
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Thanks lsteinb and jbc--help appreciated.
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Don't know the russian that well but my guess is that you could get into some smallmouth with a spey rod.

I also know that there are still shad around in some Cal rivers and that they will likely be around later than most years, but I don't know if that is the case in the russian or not.

My most useful advice: when in Sonoma, visit the Russian river brewery in Santa Rosa. It may be the best in California.
What JBc said plus Stumptown brewery is worth trying. Its in G-ville. As for fishing all the summer dams are up so your bets bet is small mouth bass early before all the canoers and kayakers show up. Shad fishing is pretty much over but I heard rumors of stripers. Good luck
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Don't know the russian that well but my guess is that you could get into some smallmouth with a spey rod.

I also know that there are still shad around in some Cal rivers and that they will likely be around later than most years, but I don't know if that is the case in the russian or not.

My most useful advice: when in Sonoma, visit the Russian river brewery in Santa Rosa. It may be the best in California.
There are small mouth in the Russian from Healdsburg up through Cloverdale that I know of for sure. As for Shad (the river has a heck of a good run) I'd call a local fly shop and check on the timing of the run. Down in the Del Rio area I've had 50 fish days. Best fished with a 'full sinking' clear 'slime line;' don't know the 'why' of that, but it made a hell of a positive difference for me. (Lived in Healdsburg for many years.)

There's another place up 101 where the river runs just below the road (easy hike down to the river) that (can't remember the name of the place to save my soul) has a tale that this rock face was where some Indian jumped off to his death as he lost the 'woman of his dreams. Anyway, go in there with a light fly rod and Wolly B's! Yazer!!

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