Redwood Adventures Tours to Offer Fresh Water Fishing Tour Packages

November 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
ORICK, Calif. – Nov. 29, 2007 –With the seasonal migration and spawning of local salmon and other fresh water fish, Redwood Parks Lodge Company today announced that its guided tours division, Redwood Adventure Tours, is now offering fresh water fishing, spawning observation and culinary instruction tour packages.

The Redwood Adventures Tours fresh water fish tour packages are designed to help area visitors experience the legendary fresh fish migration with a tour that best fits their own interests. Each tour includes any necessary supplies including boat, tackle and bait, meals and expert guides to ensure a unique and safe experience.

“Northern California’s renowned salmon migration brings anglers and nature enthusiasts from around the world right to our backyard.” said John “Johnny Redwood” Russavage, chairman and CEO of Redwood Parks Lodge Company. “With the Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen rivers and Redwood Creek all within a few miles of the Redwood Adventures Village, guests can take advantage of the migration with whatever tour best suites them. Whether visitors are avid anglers itching to pull in a big catch, families wanting to watch hundreds of fish make their way home to their birthplace or a budding chef interested in pairing local salmon with the best beer and wine – we have a tour that is perfect for everyone.”

The following fresh water fish tours and instruction are now available:

Fresh Water Fishing Tour
Professional fishing guides lead visiting anglers out on one of several regional rivers to fish for Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silver) Salmon, Steelhead trout and Cutthroat trout. Each tour begins at daybreak and lasts until later afternoon. While anglers are required to have their own current fishing license and permits, the tour includes a professional fishing guide, boat and all the necessary tackle and bait for the day.

Fishing Tours are available year round and are $250 per person per day. The best months for fresh water fishing are October-March.

Spawn Observation Tour
Redwood Adventures Tours spawn observation tours, lead by biologists and fishery experts, direct participants to a variety of locations to study the migration and spawning of wild salmon. In addition to watching this age old phenomenon, participants will learn about the history, habitat, ecology, cultural and historic importance of salmon on the north coast.

The spawn observation tour is available September-March. Tours can be scheduled in half and full day increments and start at $125.00 per person.

Salmon Culinary Instruction
Redwood Adventures Tours’ expert chef shows visitors a variety of ways to prepare salmon, the most versatile fresh water fish when it comes to preparation. Participants learn traditional Yurok Indian stick-barbeque/smoking techniques and how to clean and cut salmon. In addition to incorporating local ingredients into the salmon dishes, participants will learn the art of pairing the perfect wine/beer to complete each meal.

The salmon culinary instruction is available year round. Please call for seasonal pricing.

“With the rain we have had received so far this year, our rivers are brimming with salmon and trout.” Russavage explained. “Despite a report of a salmon shortage in the Bay Area, our Klamath Basin is full of fish and ready to support any and all anglers and area visitors.”

Redwood Adventures Tours is located off Highway 101 at milepost 124 near Orick in Humboldt County, California on Valley Green Camp Road, approximately halfway between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. The tour office is right next to Redwood National and State Parks’ Elk Meadow recreation area in the Redwood Adventures Village.

About Redwood Adventures Tours
Redwood Adventures Tours, a division of Redwood Parks Lodge Company, is one of a few companies permitted to conduct guided tours within the Redwood National and State Parks. Available tours range from one-hour orientation tours to customizable day tours and multi-night backcountry adventures. For more information or to book a tour please visit or call 866-733-9637.

About Redwood Parks Lodge Company
Based in Orick, California and formed in 2002, Redwood Parks Lodge Company, Inc. is poised to become the leading lodging, hospitality and entertainment company serving outdoor lovers, vacationers, adventurers and travelers visiting the Redwood National and State Parks. The company owns approximately 68 acres of land on three parcels adjacent to or near the Redwood Parks system and bordered by Highway 101 in Orick.

The company’s first phase development is completed, and it has totally refurbished six existing sawmill employee houses into luxurious, 1,200-square foot vacation cabins at Redwood Adventures Village, with each cabin featuring three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, a living room, an attached garage and more. Additionally, the company has secured permission to conduct guided tours, hikes and excursions throughout Redwood Parks and Humboldt County, as well as hold special events/festival services within the parks system.

In the future, Redwood Parks Lodge Company plans to develop a luxury lodge, resort hotels/meeting centers, restaurants, stores and recreational facilities on its three properties adjacent to/surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks. For more information, please visit or, or call 866-733-9637.

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