Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 5/13/2016
Salmon – Salmon fishing at Shelter Cove has been hit or miss for the past few days. One report mentioned that the Salmon are feeding on baby crab and their stomachs are full of them. Most boaters are fishing these bait clouds with mixed success.
Salmon season kicks off Monday the 16th north of Horse Mountain with a daily bag limit of 2 and a minimum size limit of 20 “.
Pacific Halibut – Pacific Halibut started off strong but is beginning to slow down. The Pacific Halibut fishery closes on the 16th and is set to reopen on June 1st.
Rockfish – Fishing on the North and South jetties has improved over the week. Some nice sized Lingcod and Rockfish have been reported in the past few days. The water clarity has improved as the ocean settles down.
Recreational Groundfishing season opens up for boat based anglers this Sunday the 15th in the Northern Management Zone.
Dungeness Crab – Dungeness crab fishing has been hot the past week. Recreational harvest of Dungeness crab is open South of the North Jetty. The reports from Fort Bragg, Shelter Cove and King Salmon have all been of full pots.
Surf Perch – Surf Perch fishing along the Humboldt coast is a good option for anglers who are landlocked by stormy weather. The beach across from Stone Lagoon has provided the best action but King Salmon and Samoa Beach have also been producing.
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
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PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 245 PM PDT FRI MAY 13 2016 TONIGHT SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES SW 2 FT AT 5 SECONDS... AND NW 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SAT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 3 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SAT NIGHT W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SUN NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 4 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SUN NIGHT N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 6 SECONDS... AND NW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND NW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. TUE N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS...AND W 2 FT AT 14 SECONDS. WED N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.