Humboldt Ocean Fishing Report 5/21/2015
The ocean conditions for ocean fishing are going to be fair. A series of weak low pressure troughs will move through the region through Friday, maintaining light to moderate north to northwesterly winds and low seas across the waters. Northerly winds and steep seas will increase this weekend as an offshore high pressure system strengthens increasing the pressure gradient.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 830 AM PDT THU MAY 21 2015 TODAY NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. TONIGHT NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. FRI NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES W 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS. FRI NIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS. SAT N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 8 SECONDS. SUN NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 8 SECONDS. MON NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS...AND W 4 FT AT 14 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
Salmon fishing has been slow from Eureka to Crescent City. Average sizes where in the 8-10 lb range with some reports up to 20 lbs.
The recreational fishery for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is closed from May 16, 2015 through May 31, 2015 and is expected to reopen on June 1, 2015 pending review of the season catch and confirmation that the season quota has not been taken. For more information about changes to Pacific halibut regulations in 2015, please visit the Pacific Halibut web page. You can also call one of the following fishing hotline numbers for the latest information regarding the season status:
National Marine Fishery Service Halibut Hotline – (800) 662-9825
CDFW Recreational Groundfish Regulations Hotline – (831) 649-2801
Rockfish/ Ling Cod
Ocean fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod (21-24″) have been a good supplement to salmon fishing, with reports of Black Rockfish, Vermilion, Cabazon and others.