Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 9/25/2015
Fishing on the Klamath has been up and down. With the commercial gill-net fisheries closing and the mouth-snag quota already met there have been big pushes of fish up the Klamath. The cold water coupled with the higher than normal water flow are moving the Salmon up the Klamath faster than usual. This has led to a mixed success rate where one day the fishing is hot and the next day you really have to work for your fish. Even on slow days most anglers are averaging one Salmon per rod. The Salmon are averaging 10-15 pounds while the Steelhead are averaging around 6 pounds. Eggs have been the best bait for both Salmon and Steelhead. The water has dropped so hopefully the fish will hole up and next week will be stellar.
Rockfish/ Ling Cod
The Rockfish bite has started to slow down but limits are still fairly easy. The Cape is still the best bet when the weather allows. A large variety of Rockfish have been caught recently.
There is still a lot of bait in the Humboldt Bay. One person used a Sabiki rig to pull up some Smelt, and although he didn’t manage to catch a Halibut he released two Coho Salmon next to the Coast Guard Station. Smaller Halibut have been caught by seals near the oyster farms with the potential for larger ones next to the Coast Guard Station. Woodley Island Marina has live bait which is the best bet for catching an elusive California Halibut.
Local boats took advantage of the weather and made a Tuna run. There were no reports of any fish caught, but there was a butchered Tuna carcass on the beach in Trinidad. We remain hopeful that with the warmer waters and improving conditions the bite will turn on.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 826 AM PDT THU SEP 24 2015 TODAY NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. TONIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. FRI NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. FRI NIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SAT N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS...AND SW 2 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SUN N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
Kelp and Rock Greenlings
Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish
Other Federally-managed groundfish and associated state-managed species
Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish
None at this time