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Ocean King Season to Begin on May 25
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 18, 2019



After absorbing a full closure of our ocean salmon fishery in 2017, it appears the salmon stocks are getting stronger by the year. And with numbers trending up, the North Coast was given a lengthy season in 2019. After being behind closed doors for a week, the PFMC emerged on Tuesday and set the seasons for the West Coast for...
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Salmon Season Opens Saturday at The Cove
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 11, 2019



It’s finally getting to be that time of the year again as the North Coast recreational salmon season will kick-off this Saturday from Horse Mtn. south to Point Arena, which includes the Shelter Cove and Fort Bragg areas. Large numbers of salmon, 274,222 Klamath and 379,632 Sacramento are said to be swimming in the ocean, which brings with it loads...
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Perch’n on the Peninsula Slated For Saturday
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 3, 2019



The Samoa Peninsula Fire District will be hosting their 10th Annual Perch'n on the Peninsula Surfperch Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry Fundraiser this Saturday, April 6 at the Peninsula Elementary School (located across the street from the Samoa Cookhouse). This is a fun filled family-oriented fishing event that benefits the Samoa Peninsula Fire District Volunteer Organization. Adult fishing tournament entry...
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Steelhead Season Ending on a Wet Note
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 28, 2019



It doesn’t appear the rainy weather will come to an end any time soon, but unfortunately, the winter steelhead season will. Enough rain has fallen over the past week to keep the majority of the coastal rivers high and off color, essentially washing away the last week of steelhead season. As of Wednesday, the only green water available was to...
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Late Season Storms Impacting Steelhead Anglers
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 20, 2019



The late-season storms barreling their way towards the North Coast are a huge benefit to all of our rivers and the fish that travel through them. But they can also be quite the burden to steelhead anglers. Chetco and Smith river fishermen will reap the rewards of the March rains, while anglers looking for additional opportunities on the Eel, Van...
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Lengthy Ocean Season Ahead for Salmon Anglers
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 13, 2019



Encouraged by the number of salmon swimming off our coast and predicted to return to the rivers, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Tuesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from the OR/CA border to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 274,222 Klamath and 379,632 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming...
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