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Klamath fall quotas begin Aug. 15
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 9, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

The salmon rebuilding process is in full swing on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Following last year’s complete ocean and fall salmon river closures, we didn’t have anywhere to go but up. And that looks like exactly where we’re headed. The CDFW has forecasted roughly 93,500 adult fall-run kings will return to the Klamath basin this year, which is a...
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Variety of saltwater options on tap
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by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 2, 2018

Humboldt Bay

Salmon, rockfish, Pacific halibut, and California halibut in the bay – a plethora of options are here for the taking for North Coast saltwater fishermen. After a two-week closure, the Pacific halibut season opened back up on Wednesday. Prior to the closure, the halibut action was wide-open, and the fleet left them biting. Conditions weren’t quite as good for Wednesday’s...
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Eureka salmon showing signs of life
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 26, 2018

Trinidad Coast

If the last couple days are any indication, we may yet have a salmon season out of Eureka. Since the opener on June 1, the fishing – and subsequently the effort – have both been underwhelming. That could all be changing now. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing put in a solid effort on Tuesday down near the Eel...
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Shelter Cove, Fort Bragg boats whack the tuna
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 19, 2018

Shelter Cove

The warm tuna water came within reach of the two ports to our south – Shelter Cove and Fort Bragg – and anglers jumped at the chance to put the season’s first albies on board. Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing out of Shelter Cove targeted tuna on Sunday and Monday and did well both days. “We ran...
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Pacific halibut flying over the rails
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 13, 2018

Eureka Coast

The Pacific halibut bite all along the North Coast has been nothing short of spectacular this week. Since last Thursday when the ocean finally calmed, limits have been the rule. “It’s as good as I’ve seen it,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “There’s been quite a few caught at the Cape in shallow water while rock fishing,...
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Salmon anglers curtailed by windy conditions
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 27, 2018

Shelter Cove

The north winds – typical for this time of the year – are in full effect here on the North Coast. Since late last week, the wind machine has been on high, and shows no signs of slowing down – at least through Monday. There’s been very little offshore activity, though a few boats snuck out on Monday in search...
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