We have a complete directory of all boats. Most boats got the opportunity at a fish but there were plenty of skunks. “In Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, Thursday’s rain could drop up to a half to an inch of rain. You can also call the National Weather Service at (707) 443-7062 or the office on Woodley Island at (707) 443-6484. This warning is due to the sporadic detection of elevated levels of domoic acid in the viscera of Dungeness crabs caught off the Northern California coast. Van Duzen Weekly Fishing Report. South Fork (approximately 12 nautical miles off shore); and on the south, by 41°26’48” N. lat. After last year’s domoic acid debacle, which delayed both sport and commercial openers, this is welcome news. River downstream from the Bar Creek. Sunday is looking equally as bad, with winds out of the east up to 5 knots with west waves 14-feet at 16 seconds. With the rivers dropping and turning green, the first wave of steelhead should begin to make an appearance. Scott called in to report a solid day of mixed bag fishing for our private charter coming from Stamford, CT. Dungeness crab size and bag limits are now uniform statewide. After a mere two-hour soak, the pots were pulled with roughly 15 keepers in each. The much-anticipated sport Dungeness crab season will open on time this year, and the season’s first crustaceans can be legally hauled from the salty waters of oceans and bays beginning Saturday morning. Snow on the Alps and more rain will only help,” Huber added. It will need another good shot of rain and a pretty good rise to bring in the next wave of kings. “Lingcod and rockfish action have been fair with the big tides. Upper Trinity Monday sounded like the fishing was good, but it was very slow again on Tuesday. Minimum flow: 600 cfs The Humboldt rivers, including the Mad, Eel, and Van Duzen will need a little more time in between storms before they’re fishable. Fishing slowed on Sunday. Friends of Del Norte County, led by Ted Souza, are proposing two regulation changes that could heavily impact Smith River salmon and steelhead anglers. The rockfish bite continues to be good when the boats can get out. For more information, visit http://eelriver.org/interactiveresources/fish-count/, The Rivers: The Smith and Chetco will be the first to drop and clear, and the plunkers should arrive in force. Anglers are reminded that from the power line crossing at RM 2.2 upstream to Nook Creek (RM 14) from Sept. 1 through Nov. 3, angling is restricted to fly angling and bobber angling only, with 1 single point hook. He said, the river hasn’t dropped as quickly as predicted, and should continue to fish really well until we get the next round of storms. There were good numbers of bright kings caught near the North Fork, Moffet Rock and Tamba. 20 seasonal, no more than 5 may be unclipped. As of Wednesday, 55 Chinook salmon have been trapped according to hatchery manager Andrew Van Scoyk. “The rains brought the Elk back to prime levels, and it will probably be the best bet for the Southern Oregon coastal rivers this weekend. The season was a good one, especially on the quick-clearing Smith, which had more fishable days than all of the other rivers combined. Minimum flow: 320 cfs at the gauging station at Petrolia. The Smith basin could see up to three-quarters of an inch and Humboldt could see a half. According to Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service, the Smith is in great shape, and dropping slowly. Spring-run regulations are in effect through August 14, with a daily bag and possession limit of one king salmon of any size. We even caught a few halibut up to 77-pounds while rock fishing. Redwood Creek: Photo courtesy of John Klar’s Guide Service. This will be a colder system, with snow levels dropping to 2,500 to 3,000 feet. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing is reporting excellent crabbing out of Eureka. The best ways to reduce risk are: Remove the crab viscera and rinse out the body cavity prior to cooking, or boil or steam whole crabs, instead of frying or broiling, and discard cooking liquids. Elk/Sixes Quick limits were the norm on Tuesday for halibut anglers, with some coming as fast as 45 minutes. Cloud Area Fishing Report - January 22, 2021 [video], Michigan Fishing Report – January 22, 2021, Northwest Angle guest ice road is open [video], Minnesota Lake Profile – Third Crow Wing Lake, Hubbard County, Michigan Lake Profile – Hubbard Lake, Alcona County, Pennsylvania Woods & Waters – Brady’s Run Lake, Beaver County, How to fish a swimming minnow lure through the ice [video], Considerations for releasing fish through the ice, Steelhead spots for the wintertime angler in Ohio. There are a few half-pounders around, which is typical for this time of the year. We’re not getting a ton of fish back, but we are catching regularly. ..... Don't forget that we will be closing for the season on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29th so be sure you have a 2020 or 2021 SEASON PASS and The fishing remains about the same, we’re seeing one to three adults a day with a few half pounders mixed in working from Lewiston down to Cedar Flat. River from the paved junction of Fulmor Road with the Eel River to the We’re likely getting close to the end of the run, but we should know pretty quickly once the river drops back into shape late this weekend. And that’s if we don’t see any more rain. The weather has really turned cold this week reports Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service. The lingcod bite has been excellent as well. Eel River salmon returns The rain will return on Wednesday and Thursday of next week,” Kennedy added. Find it on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and www.fishingthenorthcoast.com. The Chetco blew out on Sunday and will probably be too high to fish until the middle or even end of next week reports Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. Anglers caught some nice fish at the hatchery, including one that weighed nearly 20 pounds. Smith River salmon last Saturday while fishing with guide Mike Coopman. “It feels like a normal year so far. Scores ranged from zero to two per boat, with lots more zero’s than two’s. The lake’s largemouth bass population is considered moderate in numbers and excellent in size. A series of rain storms moved across the North Coast earlier this week bringing sizable rises to the Chetco and Smith rivers on Tuesday. Ocean salmon closuresKlamathThe Klamath Control Zone will be closed the month of August for ocean sport salmon fishing. All of the North Coast rivers, other than the Smith, were running high and dirty as of Wednesday. Like any tidal fishery, the bite can be fickle. When we get another weather window, we’ll have another option.”, Crescent CityThere’s been a few salmon caught this week reports Britt Carson of Crescent City’s Englund Marine. With the ocean not being an option, quite a few pots were dropped in Humboldt Bay over the weekend. It’s predicted to be around 600 cfs by the weekend.Van DuzenThe Van Duzen was down to 300 cfs as of Tuesday and is very fishable. Fishing has been good on the lower Rogue for shore-based plunkers and boaters anchoring and running MagLip plugs, according to Martin. The CDFW is holding a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. to solicit public comments on the proposed fishing closure alternatives for the 5.5-mile stretch above the Highway 44 Bridge to the Keswick Dam. One of the best parts of living on the North Coast and being surrounded by coastal rivers — no sooner does one season come to a close, another one’s right behind it. 55 degrees. The Smith will likely be the only river in fishable shape this weekend following a series of wet storms forecasted to hit the North Coast starting Thursday afternoon. “The fishing was very good, but not red hot like we’ve seen,” said Klassen. It must be steelhead season as cold weather and rain have hit the Trinity reports Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service. The closed zone around the Klamath River mouth is bounded on the north by 41°38’48” N. lat. Dungeness crab sport fishery to open statewide The river is dropping fast, but there were signs of quite a few new fish below the North Fork Tuesday afternoon. We’ll likely see a few early steelhead begin to show as well. We’ve got a few pretty decent storms coming in the next few days and it looks like Sunday might be the only day where side-drifting will be possible,” Coopman added. Rainfall totals for Thursday and Friday in the Smith basin could be up to three inches, with up to two inches falling in the Eel and Mad basins. He said, “It should drop back into fishable shape in a week or so if we have some dry weather. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Smith was right around 10.5 feet on the Jed Smith gauge. He said, “Flows are below 3,600 cubic feet per second and there are plenty of signs of fish, but slides on the South Fork and just above Loeb Park have visibility down to just a foot. (approximately 2 nautical miles south of the Eel River mouth). According to Reginald Kennedy of Eureka’s National Weather Service, the next chance of rain will be Friday evening, with showers lingering into Saturday morning. “Rainfall totals for the four days will be decent, with two to four inches falling in Del Norte and one and a half to three falling in Humboldt. The first proposed change is to ban the use of roe for fishing salmon and steelhead. On Monday, the swells relented just enough for Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sportfishing to quickly dump a half-dozen test pots offshore. 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