Flows in the river fluctuate between 13 and 700 cubic feet per second. The primary species found in this section of river include white crappie, wipers (white bass x striper hybrid), channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead, bluegill, green sunfish, and yellow perch. The best time for fishing has proven to be from early May through early July. The effective fishing methods include bottom fishing with nightcrawlers and live bait as well as using small crappie jigs fished around structure. Camping on the lower Humboldt River is primitive. Much of the lower river flows through private property and anglers should contact the landowner for permission to access the river or to camp.