Humboldt Ocean Fishing Report 6/24/2015
Salmon fishing has been improving the last few days. Eureka has seen a few days of good fishing. Limits have been common again for boats who know what they’re doing. Conditions and bait have been perfect. The shelter cove commercial fisherman have been doing very well lately. If these Salmon move north the fishing could improve dramatically.The size of fish caught lately has been improving as well 16-20 pound kings have become more common.
The recreational fishery for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is closed for the month of June. It will be open July 1-15th 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 has continued to be outstanding. Lot’s of large 20 to 40 lb fish have been taken recently. Most boats are knocking out quick limits of lings with swim baits. Then switching to shrimp flies for quick limits of Rockfish. The cape and Trinidad are both great options for anglers seeking bottom fish.
The jetties have been fishing well when the conditions are good. Ling Cod and Rockfish are being caught. Jigs and swim-bait’s produce well on clear water days and bait on the more murky days. With the recent dredging anglers have seen some murky water out there. Perch and bait-fish fishing in Humboldt bay have been good. Eureka bay and Arcata bay have seen some good shark and ray action. California halibut fishing should be getting good as well.
The ocean conditions are a bit rough currently. This weekend looks much better. Pressure in the region will be on the rise through Thursday. This will bring strong northerly winds and high sea. By the weekend a low pressure system will bring light southern wind and great fishing conditions.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 218 PM PDT WED JUN 24 2015 TONIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG. THU N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS...AND SW 2 FT AT 15 SECONDS. THU NIGHT N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 9 FT AT 9 SECONDS... AND SW 2 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG. FRI NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS. FRI NIGHT S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SAT SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SUN NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES W 4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. MON NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES NW 5 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