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Tuna fever hits Humboldt
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 20, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

Tuna fever is spreading quickly amongst Humboldt County saltwater fishermen. There’s warm water sitting off the coast of Eureka, and there’s patches lined up all the way to Charleston, OR., giving anglers a few different options. A small three-day weather window opened up for Eureka on Wednesday, and a few boats made the 27-mile run straight west to the where...
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CA halibut: More than an offshore alternative
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 13, 2017



Having a backup plan — whether in life or in fishing — is always a good idea. In fishing, having a solid plan B can sometimes save the day, or even a season. For Eureka anglers, heading offshore to fish for salmon, halibut or rockfish is always plan A. With no salmon season and lots of wind and rough seas...
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Bumpy ocean predicted for the holiday weekend
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 29, 2017

Klamath River - Lower

On one of the most popular holidays for anglers looking for a little offshore adventure, it looks like the ocean may be a little lumpy for the weekend. Inland anglers who are considering making the long trek to Humboldt to enjoy our beautiful, coastal weather and to hit the ocean will want to pay close attention to the marine forecast...
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Rockfish on the rebound
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 22, 2017

Eureka Coast

There’s finally some good news coming out of the West Coast Fisheries. Two important West Coast groundfish stocks that were formerly overfished have now been rebuilt according to a news release issued this week by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). Bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish, which are managed by the PFMC, were under strict rebuilding plans that have constrained West Coast...
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Two-week halibut closure begins Friday
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 15, 2017

Eureka Coast

The first of four sport Pacific halibut seasons off of California will come to a close after today, June 15. So far, the halibut fishing has been spectacular out of Eureka and Trinidad. The North Coast has always been known for its salmon, but it’s quickly becoming a halibut mecca as well. The first season, which opened on May 1,...
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Eureka Halibut
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 8, 2017

Eureka Coast

“After being tied up at the dock for a few days, we finally got back on the water Tuesday,” said Skipper Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “The halibut are still biting; we hooked four and landed three, so the fishing is still pretty good. There’s also lots of petrale and sand dabs around as well. Inside Humboldt Bay,...
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