Humboldt’s Fishing Report 5/29/2016
Salmon – Salmon fishing at Shelter Cove is slow. The bite is so poor that many anglers are switching to Rockfishing instead of trolling around all day. The ocean conditions are expected to calm later this week and should entice some into Salmon fishing.
The Salmon season has stayed strong since opening day out of Eureka. Boats are reporting quick and easy limits right outside the mouth of Humboldt Bay in 150 ft of water.
The Trinidad Salmon season started off slow and has remained slow. A few fish were caught today out at 180 ft but the bite was far from hot. There are nice bait balls but not many fish are biting.
Rockfish – Rockfishing has been hot off the Cape and at Shelter Cove but is fairly slow out of Trinidad. The strong winds the past few days have prevented most anglers from venturing too far out but as the ocean settles down later this week the Rockfishing options should improve.
Dungeness Crab – Dungeness crab fishing remains hot. Shelter Cove along with Trinidad have reported crab limits within the hour for most crab fishermen.
Surf Perch – Surf Perch fishing along the Humboldt coast is a good option for anglers who are landlocked by stormy weather. The beach across from Stone Lagoon has provided the best action but King Salmon and Samoa Beach have also been producing.
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
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PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 255 PM PDT SUN MAY 29 2016 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT TONIGHT N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. MON NIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS... AND NW 2 FT AT 14 SECONDS. TUE NW WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND SW 2 FT AT 14 SECONDS. TUE NIGHT N WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 8 SECONDS... AND SW 2 FT AT 14 SECONDS. WED N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. THU N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 7 SECONDS...AND SW 3 FT AT 12 SECONDS. FRI N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND SW 4 FT AT 14 SECONDS.