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Windy Conditions Slow Pacific Halibut Bite
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 23, 2022



Halibut continues to be the focal point out of both Eureka and Trinidad after another week of sizzling action. Eureka charter and sport boats fishing a few miles on each side of the entrance in 250 to 300 feet of water reported quick limits. The Trinidad boats have done equally as good straight out of the harbor. And it’s looking...
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Klamath/Trinity Rivers 2022 Salmon Season Set
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 16, 2022



With the number of ocean kings destined for the Klamath River trending upwards, Klamath/Trinity river anglers will have a few more fall Chinook salmon to harvest this fall. During last month’s meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted bag and possession limits for the Klamath Basin based on a quota of 2,119 fall-run adults.On the Klamath, the fall season...
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Pacific Halibut Takes Center Stage
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 9, 2022



With the closing of the first part of our salmon season, offshore anglers now have their sights set on Pacific halibut. And since Monday, there’s been a slew of them coming over the rails for both the Eureka and Trinidad fleets. The Eureka boats have had a little tougher go on account of the abundance of black cod lurking on...
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Eureka Boats Leave the Salmon Biting
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by Kenny Priest, JUNE 1, 2022



Last Friday and Saturday produced some of the best ocean sport salmon fishing we’ve seen in years — or maybe ever. It was nearly impossible not to get limits if you were anywhere near the right spot. And then the winds blew in and the seas turned rough, keeping the fleet tied up Sunday and Monday. Ocean conditions were much...
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Eureka Boats Back on the Salmon after Break in the Wind
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by Kenny Priest, MAY 27, 2022



After sitting on the sidelines for four days, the weather finally cooperated Monday and the Eureka boats were back on the water looking for kings. Salmon have been easy to come by this brief season and Monday proved no different. Quick limits were reported by the handful of boats. “The best bite was straight out front in 280 feet of...
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Windy Conditions Slow Wide-Open Salmon Bite
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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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