Commercial Fishing

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Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/17/2017 Reports Reports:  River flow conditions and fishing were good for the Chetco, Smith and South Fork Eel River last week. The upper Trinity River has also provided more opportunities for fishing due to river conditions. The South Fork Eel River was an emerald green and nice to see some […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/17/2017


Pacific Fishery Management Council Vancouver, Washington – The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted three public review alternatives for the 2017 salmon seasons off the West Coast of the United States. The Council will select a final alternative at their next meeting in Sacramento, California on April 6-11. Detailed information about […]

Pacific Fishery Management Council Chooses Options for 2017 Salmon Season ...


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/3/2017 Reports River Reports:  WINTER STORM WARNING from 3/3/2017 Friday to 3/6/2017 Monday 10:00 am River flow conditions and fishing were good for the Chetco, and Smith towards the beginning of the week. The upper Trinity River has also provided more opportunities for fishing . Most coastal rives […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 3/3/2017



CDFW-2017 Salmon Forecasts Point to Reduced Fishing Opportunities Commercial and sport anglers have received unwelcome news on the predicted return of Chinook salmon this year to California waters. State and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning Chinook and the expected abundance for the upcoming fishing season […]

CDFW-2017 Salmon Forecasts Point to Reduced Fishing Opportunities 3/1/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/24/2017 Reports River Reports:  River flow conditions have been poor for the Chetco and Smith at the beginning of the week and not so favorable for other coastal rivers as usual. Most coastal river flows are high with poor clarity. Although rain is in the forecast, flows are predicted to […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/24/2017


Provided by CDFW Northern Region Total in-river run and hatchery returns in 2016 were the lowest since comprehensive basin-wide estimates began in 1978. Escapement to natural spawning grounds was the second lowest on record. 2016 Klamath Basin Megatable

Klamath Hatchery Returns in 2016 Lowest Since Estimates began in ...



Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/10/2017 Reports River Reports:  River flow conditions have been decent for the Chetco and Smith but not so favorable for other coastal rivers. Most coastal river flows are high with poor clarity and predicted to rise next next week. There might be small window this weekend. Steelhead are finally making there way […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/10/2017


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/3/2017 Reports River Reports:  River flow conditions have been good for the Chetco and Smith but not so favorable for other coastal rivers. The coastal rivers were clearing up but precipitation is in the forecast until mid-next week. Steelhead are finally making there way into the river systems, with most action […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 2/3/2017


Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 (PST) by The Columbia Basin Bulletin U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Wednesday determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington. In recent years, each of these fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in […]

Department of Commerce Declares Fisheries Failures for Nine West Coast ...



Federal judge calls for collaborative approach to reduce fish deaths By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Monday, January 30, 2017 A federal judge is set to issue an order in the coming weeks for two federal agencies and a group of local tribes and environmental organizations to work together to develop […]

Judge set to order feds, tribes to work together on ...