Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 12/18/2015


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 12/18/2015


Reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Smith – The Smith was the first river system in Humboldt County to have water levels drop enough to provide stellar fishing conditions. On Wednesday the river was bright green and produced a hefty amount of Steelhead. The storm showing up today will pump the Smith back up to un-fishable levels. There are a lot of fish in the water and once the water clears back up, the fishing should turn on.

Trinity – The Trinity river water clarity has been the least effected by the past storms. The river has been clear and cold with a good amount of Steelhead around. The winter run Steelhead have not shown up yet but should be making their way up the Klamath and lower Trinity.

Eel/South Fork – Fishing has been open for the past week but has remained blown out. The river was almost fishable Thursday but still slightly too muddy. As the next set of storms pass though we expect the rivers to clear by next week.

Mad – Similar to the Eel river, the Mad’s muddy water has not cleared enough to provide anglers with ideal fishing conditions. Next week should provide all Humboldt County anglers with a good shot at landing a Steelhead when the waters clear up.

Low Flow Closure Hotline: (707)-822-3164


Ocean Marine Forecast

PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM-
836 AM PST FRI DEC 18 2015

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT


TODAY
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
SHOWERS LIKELY.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 13 FT AT 13 SECONDS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

SAT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES SW 3 FT AT 5 SECONDS...
AND W 12 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES SW 4 FT AT 4 SECONDS...AND W
11 FT AT 13 SECONDS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES SW 5 FT AT 5 SECONDS...AND W
14 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

TUE
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 2 FT AT 5 SECONDS...AND W
13 FT AT 15 SECONDS. 

What’s Open

Rivers

Steelhead

King Salmon

Oceans

Leopard Shark

Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish

Sharks (State-managed)

Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish

Surfperch

Sturgeon

Tunas

Mussels


What’s Closed

Pacific Halibut

Ocean Salmon

Rockfish

Lingcod

Cabezone

Dungeness Crab

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