NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

Eel River near Garberville
The Eel River Near Garberville

There are hundreds of rivers in northern California. Some are large and well-known; many are small and less well known. We focus on those that offer two things together; reasonably good fishing and a nice overall experience. We start with an area and then attempt to tell you where you might consider camping and fishing. We don't rate the fishery. Recommended reading would be California Fishing by Tom Stienstra or Flyfishers Guide to Northern California edited by Seth Norman. This is very much a work-in-progress.

A very useful tool is the California Dept. of Fish & Game (DFG) website, where you can obtain considerable information.

Click on this link for a list of rivers that we have begun to cover and then click on a river name for a write-up on that river. This is nothing more than a rudimentary beginning.