Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 10/30/2015
Fishing has remained slow to decent on the Humboldt river systems as we await the next big rain. Large King Salmon enter the Klamath at this time of year so the potential to land a trophy fish is increased. After the rainfall on predicted on Sunday we should see many of our local rivers rise and hopefully an influx of bright chrome Salmon into our rivers. Depending on the amount of rainfall Humboldt County receives we may see fishing on the Smith open up.
As this years ocean season comes to a close, Shelter Cove remains the best bet for a King Salmon. Kings are still being caught in Shelter Cove with some Silvers thrown in the mix. Live bait on a 1oz sliding weight has been the most productive strategy lately.
Rockfish/ Ling Cod
Rockfishing season closes Sunday and should reopen May 15th of next year. This weekend provides the last shot for Rockfishing this season but unfortunately the weather will prevent most anglers from venturing out. The swells are predicted to be on the large side but with little wind this weekend. Those determined to make one last trip before the season closes can try south of Trinidad Harbor where Trinidad Head prevents the large swells from reaching you.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 900 AM PDT FRI OCT 30 2015 TODAY W WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. TONIGHT S WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 6 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. SAT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 9 FT AT 16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN. SAT NIGHT S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 11 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SUN W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 14 FT AT 14 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 12 FT AT 13 SECONDS. TUE N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 10 FT AT 11 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