Ocean Fishing Report 5/21/2015


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.

Ocean Marine Forecast

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.

What’s Open


Rockfish

Cabezon

Kelp and Rock Greenlings

Lingcod

Leopard Shark

Soupfin Shark and Spiny Dogfish

Other Federally-managed groundfish and associated state-managed species

Ocean Salmon

Sharks (State-managed)

Pacific Sanddab and Other Flatfish

California Halibut

Surfperch

Sturgeon

Tunas

Dungeness Crab

Mussels

Red Abalone

Other species

Partial Closure*

None at this time


What’s Closed


Pacific Halibut


Reports


Salmon

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.

Pacific halibut

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.


 

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