Flows generally range between 10 and 700 cubic feet per second and the primary fishes include white crappie, wipers (striped bass x white bass hybrid), channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead, bluegill, green sunfish, carp, and yellow perch. The best time of year to fish is from late spring to early fall. Productive methods include fishing with nightcrawlers, live bait, and small crappie jigs. All camping on the lower Humboldt River is primitive and much of the lower river runs through private property. Anglers are urged to contact landowners for permission to access or to camp.