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King action hit and miss off the coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 21, 2018

Eureka Coast

It’s been awhile since the North Coast has played second fiddle to other parts of the state when it comes to sport salmon fishing, but that’s the reality right now. Unlike the ports to our south, who are enjoying some of the best salmon fishing that anyone can remember, the large concentrations of keeper-size salmon have yet to move into...
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Eureka salmon bite remains inconsistent
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 14, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

Since the opener, the sport salmon season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. It started out with a bang, but the fish have been pretty fickle since. With no established pattern or consistent sign, charter and sport boats have been on the hunt almost daily. “Every day has been different,” said Capt. Tony Sepulveda of Shellback Sport Fishing....
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Ocean loaded with small kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 7, 2018

Trinidad Coast

One thing we know for sure after the first week of salmon season on the North Coast – the future looks very bright. According to reports, there is no shortage of small kings from Shelter Cove all the way to Crescent City. Boats fishing out of Eureka and Trinidad have been weeding through the undersized fish and filling their boxes...
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Return of the king! Salmon season opens Friday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 31, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

It’s been a long wait, but the time is finally here. After suffering through a complete shutdown of our salmon season in 2017, beginning Friday morning sport salmon anglers will once again set their sights on ocean kings. I’m not sure whether it’s the year-long hiatus or the fact that nearly 360,000 adult Klamath kings are said to be swimming...
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Conditions permitting, halibut and rockfish on the bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 24, 2018

Eureka Coast

When the ocean conditions have been right, both the halibut and rockfish bite out of Eureka has been pretty spectacular. The only thing that has slowed down either fishery has been the wind. And there’s been plenty of it since late last week, although it finally relented enough on Wednesday for the Eureka fleet to get back on the water....
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Eureka halibut action remains red-hot
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 17, 2018

Eureka Coast

After a short break due to rough seas, the red-hot halibut bite picked up right where it left off last Thursday. On Monday, a few boats went out of Eureka and fished in marginal conditions. The current was ripping and the wind was blowing, which made it nearly impossible to keep your bait close to the bottom. A few fish...
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