Humboldt Ocean Fishing Report 9/3/2015
Ocean Salmon season for Northern Humboldt closes on September 7th but remains open from Horse Mountain to Point Arena until November 8th. The hot Salmon bite has started to slow as the fish make their way to the rivers. The best bet is still Trinidad with most success found mooching around the mouth of the Mad River. Large balls of bait have been found in the shallower waters along the shore.
The Salmon run is kicking off at the mouth of the Klamath! The Salmon/Steelhead are starting to bite and fishing is only going to improve over the next month with the water releases. The big push of Kings/Steelhead are also starting on the Trinity River.
Rockfish/ Ling Cod
Limits of Rockfish and Lingcod are fairly easy when the wind and swells stay down. A larger lure on the bottom with a shrimp fly above has produced easy limits of both Rockfish and Lingcod. Boats and kayaks are doing great anytime the conditions allow.
The jetties have been OK, lots of Rockfish and a few Lings around for anglers willing to put in the work. Jigs and plastics have been taking lots of fish. The anchovies and smelt are still sticking around. Halibut have been spotted in the bay but no reports of any caught.
Tuna conditions look great but no reports of any success yet.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 230 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING TONIGHT N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. FRI N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. FRI NIGHT N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SAT N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SAT NIGHT N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS... AND SW 3 FT AT 18 SECONDS. SUN N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND SW 3 FT AT 19 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS...AND SW 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS. TUE N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND SW 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS.
Kelp and Rock Greenlings
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Other Federally-managed groundfish and associated state-managed species
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
None at this time