Mattole River

Details

Location:
Petrolia, CA
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.30236, -124.35416
Description:

The Mattole River is a river on the north coast of California. A short section of the river flows through upper Mendocino County, but the vast majority of its 62-mile (100 km) run is through Humboldt County. The river and its 74 tributaries drain about 304 square miles (787 square km), including the eastern side of the King Range, and flows through Mattole Valley before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. For most of its length, the river is only a few miles (~6-7 km) east of the King Range National Conservation Area. About halfway to the ocean, near Honeydew, California, the river passes by Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Mattole River is located in the southwest corner of Humboldt County. Located 65 miles south of Eureka, there is approximately 26 miles of fishing water from the mouth to the town of Honeydew. The Mattole River with no dams has a wild population of steelhead. Please show respect for what it represents. Mattole River is what rivers in the coastal area were like 50 to 100 years ago. There are no hatchery fish introduced to this river. Catch and Release is the policy for these waters. These wild fish need everyone's help to continue to thrive. Fish and Game strictly enforces all regulations on this river.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Swimming Area
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Map for 40.30236, -124.35416
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Fish

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Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Guides

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Brice Dusi's Guide Service

Join Brice Dusi on a guided drift boat trip down one of the North coast rivers. Experience a fun filled trip catching salmon and steelhead on light tackle. Drift boats are not only an enjoyable way...
Eureka, CA, United States United States
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John Klar's Salmon/Steelhead Sportfishing

Fish with a seasoned, serious, and highly skilled professional guide for salmon and steelhead on all Northern California rivers, and Striped Bass on the Sacramento River. In operation since 1986 and...
Fortuna, CA, United States United States
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Kenny Armstrong's Norcal River Fishing Adventures

We specialize in jet boat and drift boat fishing of the magnificent rivers of the North coast. The Chetco, Eel, Klamath, Mad, Mattole, Smith, Trinity and Van Duzen rivers. All of these Rivers are ju...
McKinleyville, CA, United States United States
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Rivers West Outfitters

Rivers West Outfitters for Salmon Trout Steelhead Fishing on Califonria North Coast and Oregon Southern Coast
Klamath, CA, United States United States
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Seiad Valley Guide Service

Seiad Valley is located approximately midstream on the "Klamath River" in the State of California. Famous for being the Steelhead Capital of the World, this location enables a large portion of the r...
Seiad Valley, CA, United States United States

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