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Offshore angling hampered by wind
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 28, 2020



It was a very quiet holiday weekend, especially for the boats that wanted to head offshore. The north wind was prevalent out of Eureka all weekend, never letting up enough to allow boats to venture outside Humboldt Bay. But, judging by the number of boats, kayaks, and even bank anglers fishing in the bay, there was clearly a pretty good...
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Salmon Quotas Set for Klamath and Trinity Rivers
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 21, 2020



Following last year’s low returns and with only 186,600 adult Klamath kings said to be in the ocean this fall, anglers are facing a much lower sport quota in 2020. During last Thursday’s meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted bag and possession limits for the Klamath Basin based on a quota of 1,296 fall-run adults. The Commission also...
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Offshore Conditions Look Good For Friday
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 14, 2020



If you’ve been waiting to feel the tug of a big ole’ halibut or a feisty lingcod, Friday looks to be the day. As of Wednesday, the forecast was calling for winds up to 5 knots and waves 5 feet at 12 seconds. Those are ideal for both halibut and rockfish, as well as salmon in Shelter Cove. Ocean conditions...
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Rockfish, Pacific Halibut Set to Open Friday
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 30, 2020



On Tuesday, the CDFW announced that the May 1 Pacific halibut, rockfish, and salmon openers would open as planned. The timing couldn’t be better as the entire North Coast could use a nice little distraction about now. As our community starts to get more and more divisive on which businesses can and can’t open and what we as individuals should and shouldn’t...
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Decent season ahead for ocean salmon anglers
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by Kenny Priest, APRIL 9, 2020



Expecting the worst and hoping for the best, North Coast ocean sport salmon fishermen received some good news this week. Following last year’s low Klamath returns and with only 186,600 adult kings said to be in the ocean this fall, heavy restrictions were likely eminent. But that wasn’t quite the case as the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) came up...
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Steelhead season ending on somber note
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by Kenny Priest, MARCH 26, 2020



The 2020 winter steelhead season is winding down here on the North Coast, and it’s one we’ll likely never forget. Right now, as we head into uncharted territory with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, the steelhead rivers have become our place of solace. As the virus continues to spread and our movements become more restricted, it’s been nice to have a...
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