by greenwater on May 17, 2016


It’s salmon time on the North Coast.  I’m back from an awesome month of striped bass fishing on the Sac and today was our Eureka salmon opener.  With a bad weather forecast only 3 boats crossed the Humboldt Bar in the morning but I was anxious to get a look at what was out there.  Two miles from the harbor entrance there was great sign and we dropped gear in the water.  The first downrigger rod popped the clip a few minutes later and the 2016 season was under way with a shinny king flashing on the surface.  Bites came fast and we had double, triple and ever a quadruple hookup.  Despite having a lot shake the hook, limits were on the boat before 9 am.  King salmon fishing at it’s best!  Our season this year is open the last 2 weeks of May, June and July and the first 2 weeks of August.  Availability is tight June through August but I still have a fair number of open seats for May.   Now’s the time!  Lets go catch ‘em while they’re biting.

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