Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/8/2016
Smith – The Smith remains the best bet for landing a Steelhead. Although the fish are already spawned out, people are having a high rate of success in landing downers on the Smith river. The water is clearing up but is still producing. The predicted rain over the weekend has the potential to improve fishing conditions.
Eel – The Eel river has settled into a nice shade of green and should provide anglers with a decent shot at landing an end of the season Steelhead. The upcoming rain this weekend could potentially muddy the water and raise the rivers, creating unfavorable conditions for anglers.
Shelter Cove – The ocean Salmon season has kicked off with a rocky start. Opening day was fairly productive, with an average of one Salmon per rod, but limits were hard to come by. Since the opening day, anglers have been struggling to find and land many Salmon, and most fish have been of smaller size. The Salmon are out there but catching one is no guarantee.
North of Horse Mountain – The ocean salmon season regulations from Horse Mountain to the Oregon border is still under discussion. We will keep you up to date as the regulation discussion progresses and is finalized.
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
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PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 338 PM PDT FRI APR 8 2016 TONIGHT W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES N 3 FT AT 6 SECONDS...AND W 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SAT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SAT NIGHT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SUN NW WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SUN NIGHT N WINDS 5 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. MON W WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 8 FT AT 16 SECONDS. TUE S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS. WED SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES W 10 FT AT 15 SECONDS.