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Fall Kings Yet to Show on The Klamath
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by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 22, 2019



The fall run of Klamath River Chinook has yet to really take off, which is a little unusual heading into the third week of August. There’s been flurries of fish moving in the estuary, but not many are choosing to head upriver as of yet. Reportedly, the commercial boats have been seeing lots of salmon offshore of the Klamath mouth....
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Epic Week of Tuna Fishing for the North Coast
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by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 15, 2019



And what a week it was! The onslaught began last Wednesday out of Crescent City and didn’t let up until Tuesday afternoon. From Fort Bragg to Brookings, and every port in between, boats loaded up on the tuna. Scores were all over the board, from high teens up to seventy for some boats. The numbers, however, seemed irrelevant. The best...
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Tuna fever hits the North Coast
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by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 8, 2019



Tuna fever is spreading like wildfire along the North Coast. Last week’s two-day window fueled the flames, but now we’re dealing with a full-blown inferno. Warm, easily-accessible water that’s loaded with tuna will do that to you. The ocean forecast for the next few days is as good as it gets, and plenty of anglers will be taking full advantage....
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Eureka salmon back on the bite
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by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 1, 2019

Eureka Coast

It appears the lull is over. Salmon are once again on the bite out of Eureka – in pretty much the same location they’ve been all season. Table Bluff in 180 to 200 feet of water seems to be the one spot that’s consistently holding fish. A handful of sport boats were the first to capitalize fishing over the weekend on...
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Humboldt Bay Kicking Out The Halibut
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 25, 2019

Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay continues to kick out some quality-sized California halibut, and there doesn’t seem to be a shortage. The fishing has been really good for the entire month of July, but has gotten even better the last week for boats drifting live bait in the north and middle channels. “The California halibut bite really hit its stride through most of...
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Eureka Salmon Bite Turns Inconsistent
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by Kenny Priest, JULY 18, 2019

Eureka Coast

Inconsistent would be the best way to describe the salmon fishing out of Eureka at the moment. The beach bite that was holding steady for a few weeks off of Table Bluff has finally dried up. The last couple days the action has been slightly south of the entrance in 170 to 200 feet of water, roughly 8 miles offshore....
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