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Wind Keeping Salmon Anglers at Bay
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 20, 2019



North winds – typical for June – are flexing their muscles all along the North Coast. Since Saturday, the high pressure offshore combined with a thermal trough inland has generated some strong northerly winds and hazardous seas. And it looks like those conditions will stick around through at least Sunday. There’s been very little offshore activity, though a few boats...
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Fishing the North Coast: Eureka, Trinidad salmon fishing heating up
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 13, 2019



The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up on the North Coast. The salmon bite out of Eureka and Trinidad sizzled this week. Tuesday was good, but it went wide-open on Wednesday. The Eureka charters had full limits by 10 a.m. and the Trinidad boats did equally as well, if not better. And for the first time since the season...
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Fishing the North Coast: Solid Salmon Opener Out of Eureka
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 30, 2019



Kenny Priest/For the Times-Standard “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Had Benjamin Franklin lived on the North Coast, he may have edited his famous quote to include king salmon out of Eureka. The season is only a few days old, but Eureka once again looks like the place to be if you want to...
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Chetco Fall Kings on The Decline
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 16, 2019

Chetco River

Fall Chinook salmon returning to the Chetco are on the decline, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing some pretty drastic cutbacks. In a press release issued on Monday, the ODFW is proposing temporary harvest limits and closures for coastal wild fall chinook fisheries due to low escapement in 2018 and poor forecasts for this year. Preseason...
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Slow Start For Pacific Halibut Anglers
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 2, 2019



Day one of the 2019 Pacific halibut season is in the books, and the reports from Wednesday’s opener weren’t quite as good as expected. A few of the Eureka charter boats made the run straight out, fishing between the 51 and 47 lines, hoping to land on a bunch of hungry halibut that haven’t seen a bait in six months....
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Fishing the North Coast: Recreational saltwater season set to begin
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 25, 2019



Next Wednesday kicks off another ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and Pacific halibut are set to commence. And with a lengthy salmon season only a month away, we’ll be going full bore before you know it. Without abalone or razor clams to fill in the gaps, it will feel good to be back on...
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