Josh Smith Guide Service

Josh Smith Guide Service is located in Crescent City and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Josh aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! You’ll be using light tackle and will be drift fishing. You’re looking at 8-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Salmon, and Steelhead, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your boat for the day will be an 18’ Willie Boats vessel that fits up to 3 anglers at any one time.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. Don’t forget to buy a fishing license before the trip!

Bait isn’t included in the trip price, so make sure to check with the captain what your options are before the trip.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Josh Smith Guide Service.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 30 - Mar 31
    Full-service Salmon and Steelhead trips along the beautiful Northern California river systems.

About the Captain

Josh Smith
Crescent City, California, United States
ID & License verified
Member since January 2023
Capt. Josh runs trips out of Crescent City aboard an 18’ Willie Boats craft. These waters are known for Steelhead and Salmon and he will show you how to catch them. With extensive knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Willie Boats (Drift boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 99HP Yamaha engine.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Smith, Eel, and Mad Rivers

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:


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FAQs about Josh Smith Guide Service

Josh Smith Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip – Steelhead (8 hours)

Trips booked with Josh Smith Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle

Josh Smith Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Smith, Eel, and Mad Rivers)

Josh Smith Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Josh Smith Guide Service include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)