Humboldt Ocean Fishing Report 7/09/2015
Salmon fishing has been decent,the boats and kayaks have been getting them. Limits are being caught but not consistently or by everyone. The fish are being caught everywhere but fishing out of Eureka has been best. There’s some good schools near the entrance. A few fish have been seen around the jetties as well.
Has been good since it opened on the first of the month. With the conditions this weekends it looks like there will be more good fishing before it closes on the 15th. Boats out of Eureka and Trinidad have both been finding them.
National Marine Fishery Service Halibut Hotline – (800) 662-9825
CDFW Recreational Groundfish Regulations Hotline – (831) 649-2801
Rockfish/ Ling Cod
Most boats are knocking out quick limits of lings with swim baits. Then switching to shrimp flies for quick limits of Rockfish. This great bite seems to be staying steady. Boats and kayaks are doing great anytime the conditions allow.
The jetties have been fishing well, lots of black rockfish and lings around for anglers willing to work. Jigs and plastics have been taking lots of fish. The anchovies and smelt have been active lately in the bay. Shark and ray fishing continues to improve all over. Crabbing has been decent people are finding some nice Dungeness even.
A weak pressure gradient will result in calm seas this weekend.
PT ST GEORGE TO CAPE MENDOCINO OUT 10 NM- 919 AM PDT THU JUL 9 2015 TODAY NW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES NW 4 FT AT 13 SECONDS. ISOLATED TSTMS. TONIGHT S WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. ISOLATED TSTMS. FRI SW WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. FRI NIGHT SW WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SAT NW WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. SUN N WINDS UP TO 5 KT. WAVES W 3 FT AT 12 SECONDS. MON N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WAVES NW 5 FT AT 7 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