Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 8/5/2016
Rockfish – The Rockfish bite has been fairly slow out of Trinidad, limits are possible but you have to work for them. The Cape has been blown out for the past week and has prevented most anglers from Rockfishing. Shelter Cove remains the best option for Rockfish with better ocean conditions and a decent bite.
Salmon – The Salmon bite out of Eureka remains hot! A nice grade of Salmon has been caught this past week from inside the Humboldt Bay to just outside the Jaws. The Salmon bite out of Shelter Cove remains steady with fish being caught here and there but not as wide open as Eureka. Although the conditions seem favorable, with low water temps and lots of bait, Trinidad has not been producing nearly as much Salmon as Eureka or Shelter Cove this season. Shore anglers have scored nice Salmon from the North and South Jetties of Humboldt Bay by tossing spoons.
California Halibut – Anglers fishing for California Halibut will have the best chance under the Samoa bridge drifting live bait in 12-25ft of water. The bite remains steady in Humboldt Bay with the best action coming in the afternoon around the low tide.
Pacific Halibut – The unfavorable ocean conditions have prevented most from chasing Pacific Halibut.
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
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PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 902 AM PDT FRI AUG 5 2016 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT TODAY NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. TONIGHT NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 9 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG. SAT NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG. SAT NIGHT NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SUN N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS. TUE N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES NW 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.