North Coast & Rivers


Ruth Lake Bass tourney coming in May
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 21, 2017

Ruth Lake

The Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 11th annual Ruth Lake Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 6. Blast off  begins at 6:00 a.m. Entry fees are due May 1. Entries are $150 per team (includes Big Fish). First Place is $1,500 and second place is $1,000. Big Fish will win $100. One in five payback based on full...
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Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 20, 2017

Klamath River - Middle

The fall-run Chinook fishery on both the Klamath and Trinity rivers will be closed in 2017. The California Fish and Game Commission last Thursday voted to close both rivers to the take of any size Chinook salmon after the fall seasons begin — Aug. 15 on the Klamath and Aug. 31 on the Trinity. Many factors led us to this...
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Salmon season set for Shelter Cove
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 13, 2017

Shelter Cove

KMZ areas closed for season The axe officially fell on Tuesday: Salmon ports from Eureka to Gold Beach will remain off limits for recreational salmon fishing this year. Because of the historically low numbers of adult Klamath River fall Chinook — a lingering effect of five years of drought water mismanagement, and poor ocean conditions — the PFMC reaffirmed their decision...
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Tough start for Cove salmon anglers
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 6, 2017

Trinity River - Upper

Saturday’s recreational salmon opener at Shelter Cove was much as advertised, a very windy day on the salt with a little fishing and not much catching. Four boats launched into some pretty rough water and howling winds and the report was only one shaker landed. The ocean calmed down on Tuesday, and a few boats took advantage. The scores weren’t...
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South Fork closes March 31
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 30, 2017

Eel River - South Fork

The South Fork is fishable above the East Branch, and should fish below Benbow on Friday if the rain doesn’t pan out. You’ll want to take advantage as the South Fork will close on Friday, March 31. ...
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Main stem out of shape
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 30, 2017

Eel River

“The main stem is still big and brown,” said Paul Grundman of Rio Dell’s Grundmans Sporting Goods. “We’ll need a couple weeks of dry weather before it drops into shape.” ...
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