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IPHC Interim Halibut Meeting:  The International Pacific Halibut Commission had their interim meeting on November 28 and 29 that gives the “state of the fishery” and the results of the summer survey.  It also sets up the agenda for the ...

Fish are always on my mind…but since we are only a few days away from Thanksgiving, so is turkey and family.  Hopefully, we can all enjoy the holiday with the family and relatives without too much political dissention and arguing.  ... ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 15, 2018

Changes to Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective Aug. 25

The recreational groundfish fishery depth restrictions will be as follows:
• Northern Management Area (Oregon/California state line to Cape Mendocino): Take is prohibited seaward of 20 fathoms (120 feet) in depth through Dec. 31.
• Mendocino Management Area (Cape Mendocino to Point Arena): Take is prohibited seaward of 20 fathoms (120 feet) in depth through Dec. 31.

Based on recent bycatch estimates for yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) from the California sport fishery, CDFW projects that the harvest guideline specified in federal regulation for 2018 (3.9 metric tons) will be exceeded unless changes are made. Pursuant to CCR Title 14, Section 27.20(e), CDFW has the authority to make modifications to the fishery to avoid exceeding the limit, and must issue notice of any changes at least 10 days in advance of the effective date.

Yelloweye rockfish are a long-lived, slow-growing shelf rockfish species that were declared overfished in 2002 and cannot be retained in the recreational fishery. They are currently managed under a strict federal rebuilding plan to allow the population to recover, which has required significant cutbacks to West Coast sport and commercial fisheries for more than a decade.

CDFW urges anglers to avoid fishing in areas where yelloweye rockfish are known to occur (for example, rocky outcrops and pinnacles). If taken, yelloweye rockfish should be immediately returned to the water with a descending device to minimize injury and mortality. CDFW also encourages anglers who encounter them to change fishing locations to prevent catching additional yelloweye rockfish.
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1 week ago

Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Cool shark photo!WOW! From our friends at Englund Marine!

Shark fishing has been pretty hot out of Crescent City- a lot of catch and no release, but the boys have been having fun.
This is a Mako that grabbed two lingcod on different rods.
The rodeo lasted about two minutes with multiple jumps lol. Thresher shark fishing on South Beach has been over-the-top! Better have some good rigging.
Fish up to 300 pounds that will keep your line tight LOL
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2 weeks ago

Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Swordfish off of Charleston!A Coos Bay, Oregon swordfish that I estimate would go over 1000lbs. It was 10 feet long easy. Up basking in the calm afternoon ocean off the Oregon Coast. We pulled the boat near it and it swam away slowly until sinking out of sight. Credits for the photo go to my client Larry Anderson III aka. Metal Man! www.sharkyscharterfishing.com (541)260-9110 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Hog!Nice one! Devil fish! ... See MoreSee Less

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