Eureka Boats Back on the Salmon after Break in the Wind

Eureka Boats Back on the Salmon after Break in the Wind

(May 26, 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...

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Windy Conditions Slow Wide-Open Salmon Bite

(May 19, 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...

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Salmon Plentiful Off the North Coast

(May 12, 2022) After sitting on the sidelines for nearly a week due to terrible ocean conditions, the Eureka fleet was finally back on the water Tuesday. And the salmon were waiting. Early...

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Weather Slows Eureka King Opener

(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...

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Super Sunday Awaits Saltwater Anglers

(April 28, 2022) The Super Bowl of saltwater sport fishing will take place this Sunday on the North Coast as salmon, rockfish and Pacific halibut are all set to open. It's pretty rare...

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Spring Rains a Bonus for North Coast Rivers

(April 21, 2022) With very little rain falling throughout our region from January to March, most of us were already preparing for summer. However, the April showers hitting the coast are providing a...

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Generous Ocean King Season Set to Open May 1

(April 14, 2022) With a strong ocean abundance of Sacramento salmon and the Klamath numbers trending upward, North Coast sport salmon anglers were rewarded with a generous ocean salmon season. The season within...

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Ocean Salmon Seasons to Be Set This Week

(April 7, 2022) Back in mid-March when the recreational salmon season alternatives were released to the public, it was a pleasant surprise to see some fairly generous season options on the table. And...

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Steelhead Season Comes to a Quiet Close

(March 31, 2022) Winter steelhead anglers just can't catch a break. Thursday, March 31, will mark the end of another abnormal steelhead season here on the coast. While the fishing was excellent, the...

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Tough Conditions for Late Season Steelhead Anglers

(March 24, 2022) As we move toward the last weekend of winter steelhead season on the coast, river conditions continue to be less than ideal. Not only for the anglers but for the...

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Decent Season Ahead for Ocean Sport Salmon Anglers

(March 17, 2022) Even though ocean abundance forecasts have increased over the prior year for both the Sacramento River and Klamath River Fall Chinook, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) is taking a...

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Ocean Kings More Abundant in 2022

(March 10, 2022) The number of adult fall-run Chinook salmon forecast to be swimming off the coast of California seems to be trending upward from last year. That was the good news delivered...

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Parched Rivers Set to Receive a Little Rain

(March 3, 2022) As we wait patiently for our "Miracle March," there is at least some rain in the immediate forecast. While it's not much, anything at this point is beneficial. Currently we...

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King Count Remains Low on the Klamath

(February 24, 2022) The Pacific Fishery Management Council released its "Review of 2021 Ocean Salmon Fisheries" report last week and the news wasn't great for salmon anglers, though the numbers are trending upward....

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CDFW Seeks Input on 2022 Pacific Halibut Season

(February 17, 2022) California anglers who are interested in the recreational Pacific halibut fishery are invited to participate in an online survey to help inform the CDFW about angler preferences for open fishing dates during...

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Most Coastal Rivers Remain Open for Now

(February 10, 2022) Another week of beautiful rain-free weather on the North Coast, which is exactly what we don't need. Two of our coastal rivers have succumbed to low flows and are now...

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