Kenny Priest


 Potential closure for Klamath/Trinity springers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

At last week’s meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, starting the process of a status review to be completed by the CDFW. The one-year review will determine if a CESA listing by the Commission may be warranted. After reviewing the best scientific data available,...
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Increased Allocations for Pacific Halibut in 2019
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by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

Some good news coming out of the fishing world – finally. During the ninety-fifth annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), it was announced that our Pacific halibut allocation for California will be set for the next four years at 39,000 pounds. This is approximately 8,000 net pounds greater than our 2018 quota. According to Tom Marking who sits...
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Storms Likely to Blow out Humboldt Rivers
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 31, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

Mother Nature can be so cruel at times. For the first time in nearly a month, the Mad, Van Duzen, and the South Fork of the Eel are all on the verge of turning emerald green. It’s the color that will make any winter steelhead angler giddy. But no sooner will they be in prime shape, rain will once again...
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Green Rivers Headed Our Way
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 24, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

Our coastal rivers finally received the flushing and scouring they desperately needed. Last week’s storms brought the rivers to their highest levels of the season, providing ample water for steelhead to make it back to the streams and creeks where they originated. The extra flows will also trigger the fish that are still swimming in the salt to begin their...
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Rivers on the rise – steelhead fishing on hold
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 17, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

The fierce round of storms pounding the North Coast has brought a sudden stop to the winter steelhead season. From the Chetco south to the top of the Eel River system, you’ll be hard pressed to find any water that resembles anything close to green. And the dirty water conditions may be with us for a quite a few days...
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Smith, Chetco best bets for green water
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by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 10, 2019

Chetco River

If you’re on the hunt for green water this weekend, you’ll want to head north. The Smith and Chetco will both be on the drop and should be in prime shape. All stretches of the Eel, Van Duzen, Mad and Redwood Creek are currently blown out, with very little relief in sight. A chance of rain is in the forecast...
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