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Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


Windy Conditions Slow Wide-Open Salmon Bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 18, 2022

If you love to salmon fish and have yet to hit the ocean, you are seriously missing out. The number of fish swimming offshore of Eureka, and the entire North Coast for that matter, is impressive. It’s been at least 10 years since we’ve seen fishing this good so you’ll want to take advantage while the fish are here and...
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Quick update with some opening dates
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 18, 2022
Lake Sabrina

Quick update with some opening dates. THE SABRINA STORE Friday May 27th 8am - 6pm daily thru June 16th Snacks, drinks, tackle, gifts etc. BOAT RENTALS As soon as the water comes up 5-7ft we can float some boats. We have no estimate on launch date at this time thanks to the cold snap last week which practically stopped the runoff, low initial reservoir level, drought...
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Trinity River is On The Downflow
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 17, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

We had some rain this past week but not enough to help Trinity Lake. The good news is the river at Willow Creek is dropping and some fun can be had fishing for trout and smolt with ultralight gear. Kimtu and Big Rock are fishy for those little guys. It is mostly catch and release but occasionally one can land...
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Weather Slows Eureka King Opener
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 5, 2022

With no advance scouting, the dozen or so Eureka boats struggled to find schools of salmon during Sunday’s opener. In a typical year, we’ll see rockfish and Pacific halibut open a few weeks prior to salmon, giving anglers some clues on where the bait is stockpiled and where the birds are spending their time. But this year, there was no...
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MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host the 32nd annual RMEF World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, at the RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival on July 22-23, 2022, in Park City, Utah. Participants will face off for the opportunity to win more than $45,000 in cash, hunting gear and other prizes. "Last year, we had some amazing head-to-head competitions...
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After a two-year delay brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salmonid Restoration Federation was at last able to hold its 39th annual meeting in-person from April 19-22 in Santa Cruz, California. The theme of “Reconnecting with Resilience” was applicable to both the fisheries professionals in attendance as well as the fish we study, as many of us gathered with our colleagues...
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