Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 12/18/2015
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.
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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.
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish