by greenwater on June 25, 2017

Windy weather kept the Eureka fleet either tied up or close to home for most of the week. California halibut fishing close to home was the best option while the further grounds were torn up by weather.  We fished them 2 days aboard Shellback and had limits both days.  Live bait is proving hard to come by but worth the effort.


by greenwater on June 15, 2017


The Lost Coast is always amazing but the last couole weeks have really been exceptional.  The quality of lingcod is absolutely spectacular.  Easy limits as always and we had 2 30 pound  fish today and 5 between 20 and 30.  Jigs, swimbaits and live baits are all getting it done.  This place is unreal!


by greenwater on May 20, 2017

It’s been a while since my last update but not due to a lack of fishing.  I just wrapped up an awesome spring striped bass season on the Sacramento and Feather rivers.  Lots of water and lots of fish made it a year to remember.  Easy limits were the norm and we capped things off with a 34 pound beast.

Now I’m back in Eureka for the summer and Shellback is ready.  We made our first trip to the Cape Mendocino and the Lost Coast this week and found the incredible bottom fish action the area is so well know for.  Huge lingcod pounding jigs and swimbaits along with easy limits of old growth rockfish.  Huge pacific halibut have been on the bite for those willing to put in the time and everything is lined up for awesome california halibut action in the bay as we round into the heart of summer.

Looking forward to getting on the water with all of you in 2017


by greenwater on July 18, 2016

The first half of July has been blessed with great fishing and good weather.  2 days were lost to big seas at the end of last week but it was almost a welcome break after fishing 31 days in row.   A little rest did me some good.  With salmon season closed until yesterday we had been focusing on Lost Coast rockfish, lingcod and halibut and the action was awesome.  Yesterday we opened back up for kings and were greeted with big fish, close to home.  We knocked out easy limits of salmon today within spitting distance of the Humboldt Bay entrance.  Top fish was a thick bodied 27 pounder and the average size was awesome.  July and August are always a couple of my favorite months and this year’s are on track to be epic.



by greenwater on June 27, 2016

We’re most of the way through our 2 week June salmon opener and fishing has been solid. Its not ridiculously wide open like Eureka can get but I’ve been really pleased with most our days.  A fish a rod to limits has been the norm with yesterday being my toughest day where we worked hard for 4 fish.  In hindsight I probably did to much runnin around looking for a home run bite.  Today we settled into an area I knew had some fish and we bounced back with limits by noon.