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Rockfish, tuna still viable options out of Eureka
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Eureka Coast

Even though the calendar is creeping towards November, there’s still a few viable options for Eureka offshore anglers. A few boats ran for tuna out of Eureka on Monday, and even more made the trek out of Crescent City. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing made the run from Eureka and found good conditions roughly 45 miles from the...
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 Chetco Bubble fishery kicking out some big kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

The Chetco bubble season got off to another slow start, but quickly rebounded with plenty of big kings hitting the net over the weekend. “Fishing was fair on Saturday and good on Sunday once everyone figured out where the fish were,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing out of Brookings. “Big swells to 10 feet and strong northwest winds...
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Weather, water lining up for Friday tuna run
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by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 4, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

Humboldt tuna fisherman looking for a little redemption may soon get another opportunity. The ocean on Friday is looking good, and the warm water is close – roughly 30 miles northwest of the Eureka entrance. The middle of September produced some of the best tuna fishing anyone can possibly remember, but the fishing since has been mostly a bust. A fleet of boats ventured...
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Klamath River seeing good return of kings
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by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Klamath River - Upper - OR

In case you haven’t heard, the Klamath River is chocked full of salmon. And it has been for quite a few weeks now. What makes this story remarkable is this it's coming on the heels of the river being completely closed to fishing after Aug.15 last year due to the projected low returns. The CDFW predicted roughly 93,500 fall-run adults...
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Catch em’ while you can – halibut season closes after Friday
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by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

North Coast offshore anglers will have one less option come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2018. The quota of 30,940 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based...
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Adult quota met, jacks only on the Lower Klamath
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by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Eureka Coast

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced on Wednesday that the adult fall Chinook quota has been met and the lower Klamath River from the Hwy. 96 bridge in Weitchpec to the estuary goes into a size restriction as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Fishing will remain open on the lower river (with the exception of the...
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