Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 11/11/2016
Dungeness Crab – Dungeness crab season opened with rough ocean conditions and there were small windows of opportunity to soak some pots. For those lucky enough to dump some pots, they were rewarded with a decent catch. Keep watch for the swell conditions for the open ocean or try out bay areas.
Point Reyes commercial crab season will open on Nov. 15, but some areas are closed due to high levels of domoic acid. The commercial Dungeness crab fishery will remain closed between Point Reyes and the Sonoma/Mendocino county line due to safety and will remain in effect until officials determine there are no longer safety risks.
Chetco – Reports have been decent downriver but slowing with the decreased river flow. Roe and plugs have been most effective.
Smith – The salmon fishing has slowed down as the river continues to clear up from decreased flow. The flows will continue to drop based on weather forecasts through the weekend.
Trinity- Fishery crews mapped 52 redds (1,380 total for the year) in the Reaches from Lewiston Dam to Cedar Flat. The fish continue to trickle into Trinity River Hatchery with an increase of 183 to 267 total adult Chinook.
Eel River/South Fork – The fishing has been sporadic along the Eel with reports of large Steelhead being caught in the past weeks. Plugs and bait have been effective.
Dungeness Crab to July 30th
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
All North Coast rivers subjected to low flow fishing closures.
The low flow closure hotline for North Coast rivers is 707-822-3164.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 906 PM PST THU NOV 10 2016 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... TONIGHT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 10 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY DRIZZLE. FRI S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES S 4 FT AT 7 SECONDS...AND W 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN. FRI NIGHT S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES S 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS...AND W 13 FT AT 16 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY. SAT W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 11 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SAT NIGHT SE WINDS 5 KT. WAVES W 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SUN S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. MON S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 9 FT AT 14 SECONDS. TUE W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 10 FT AT 14 SECONDS.