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Salmon Season Showing Signs of Life
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 8, 2020



Well, it looks like we may have a salmon season on the North Coast after all. After the first month of the season produced basically nothing, salmon are finally starting to show up. The hot spot has been north of Trinidad, near the mouth of Redwood Creek. A handful of private boats found some fish late last week, and the...
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Saltwater Season Ready For a Reset
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 2, 2020



After sitting on the sidelines watching the wind blow for more than a week, it looks like it’s finally laying down, allowing our saltwater fishing season to resume. Boats left the Pacific halibut and rockfish biting, and both should still be there when the boats get back on the water on Friday. The bigger question is will there be salmon....
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Wind curtails wide-open halibut action
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 25, 2020



Halibut continues to be the shining light out of both Eureka and Trinidad as the sizzling bite continued into this week. It’s looking like the only thing that will slow it down is if you can’t get to the fishing grounds. And that’s exactly where we are. After a long stretch of good weather and even better fishing, the ocean...
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Pacific Halibut Flying Over The Rails
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 18, 2020



The Pacific halibut bite on the North Coast is sizzling right now. With salmon virtually nonexistent, offshore anglers have honed in on the halibut, and they are coming over the rails at a record pace. Eureka, Trinidad, and eve Shelter Cove have all experienced some exceptional fishing. And we’re not talking about a couple halibut per boat, we’re talking full...
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Tough Opener For Salmon Anglers
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 11, 2020



Prior to Saturday’s sport salmon opener, the ocean out front of Eureka was swarming with life. Lots of bait, piles of birds and favorable water temps. All of which typically indicate the salmon are close by. By Saturday, those signs had vanished, taking with it any hopes of a salmon bounty. A couple boats landed on some fish and managed...
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Excitement abounds – salmon season opens Saturday
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 4, 2020



The crown jewel of our ocean fishing season will kick off on Saturday, and it couldn’t come at a better time. To say we could use a break or a distraction from what’s happening in the world would be an understatement. Though the effects of the on-going pandemic and protesting will likely take a little luster off the opener, there...
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