A Sneak Peek at Ling Cod Survey Results

Laurel Lam Groundfish

To give you a recap of the project methods and range: -Lingcod were caught from 7 geographically distinct regions in the US West Coast: Southern CA, Central CA, Northern CA, Oregon, Washington, Puget Sound, and Southeast Alaska. -300 fish were …

Pacific Halibut Quota Discussion

Scott McBain Halibut

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the PFMC Groundfish Advisory Panel (GAP) has proposed some additional Catch Share Plan (CSP) alternatives for the PFMC to analyze this fall (also see Tom’s summary on page 4). At the …

Humboldt Currents Summer 2017

Casey Allen Humboldt Currents

This issue’s cover photo was provided by a proud dad. Todd Wagner of Bucksport Sporting Goods snapped this shot of his son, Adam, with a great black rockfish at Cape Mendocino. This is the kind of fish we all love …

Capsize your Kayak

Casey Allen Humboldt Currents

  Flipping your kayak upside down while fishing offshore is not a good thing. Especially if you did not plan for it. That was one of many mistakes that led to my capsizing in Trinidad Bay.  First, I did not …

Ahoy, Captain! Plastics off the Starboard Bow!

Larry De Ridder Education

What resides in the oceans and grows an estimated 8.8 million tons per year? The answer is discarded plastic. Some of this debris washes back onto the world’s beaches and the rest heads offshore. Much of the debris ends up …

2017 Groundfish Summer Report

Tom Marking Groundfish

TUNA, TUNA, TUNA…that’s the best news we’ve had this summer!  For a brief period in early August, with a cut-off low calming down the water off Northern California, we were treated with a flurry of tuna action.  It started in …

President’s Message Summer 2017

Scott McBain President's Message

I hope everyone has had a great summer on the ocean. Despite the lack of a salmon season for those of us fishing north of Horse Mountain, we have been fortunate to have other opportunities this year. The California halibut …

8th Annual HASA Dinner – What fun in 2017!

Cliff Hart HASA Business

We had another successful HASA fundraiser on April 15, 2017 at the Arcata Community Center thanks to a great fundraiser committee, awesome donators, and all you loyal supporters. HASA is your local voice for saltwater sportfishing issues and it would …