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Quotas set for Klamath and Trinity rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 19, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

In an interesting twist of events, the Klamath River will likely provide better fishing opportunities than the mighty Sacramento this season. That’s quite a turnaround from last year when fears of extremely low salmon returns prompted a full closure for ocean salmon within the KMZ and fall kings on the Klamath and Trinity. But it turned out the adult returns...
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Game (back) on! Salmon opener slated for June 1
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 12, 2018



After suffering through a complete shutdown of our salmon season in 2017 within the KMZ, one thing is for certain – absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. Halibut and rockfish are fun, but salmon is king in Eureka – always has been, always will be. And not being able to fish for them last year really stung. Needless...
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Pacific halibut, rockfish openers set for May 1
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 4, 2018



Twenty-five days and counting. That’s how long North Coast saltwater anglers will have to wait before the lengthy offseason is over and we ‘re back on the water. May 1 will bring two openers – Pacific halibut and rockfish. The 2018 Pacific halibut fishery will have four open periods, May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31,...
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Winter steelhead season coming to a close
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 29, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

Last weekend’s storms brought a little more rain than expected, with enough falling to  . keep the majority of the coastal rivers high and off color leading into the final week of steelhead season. As of Wednesday, only the Smith, Chetco, and the very upper reaches of the South Fork Eel were green. And it looks like those are the...
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Rain could put an end to steelhead season
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 22, 2018

Chetco River

Other than the Smith and Chetco, all of the coastal rivers are currently running a little high and off color. And with more storms barreling their way towards the North Coast, the end is in sight for the winter steelhead season. The barrage forecasted for the weekend is predicted to turn the coastal rivers into raging muddy messes. And with...
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Salmon season returns to the North Coast
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 15, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

In a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 359,200 Klamath and 229,432 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming in the ocean,...
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