Humboldt Currents – Spring 2017

Casey Allen Humboldt Currents

The Fourth Annual Trinidad Kids Pier Fishing Tourney has been set for Sunday, Sept. 17th. This fun event is sponsored by the Trinidad Rancheria, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Pier Fishing Association, International Game Fish Association, Humboldt Area …

Dredging up an answer

Casey Allen Humboldt Bay

We have two serious yet separate dredging issues in Humboldt Bay. Both are largely caused from sediment produced by the Eel River. The first is the heavy, large particles that flow on the winter currents that surge north. The heavy …

Help Plan Humboldt’s Fishing Future!

webfish Education

By Rob Dumouchel  and Laura Casali Graduate Students, Environmental and Natural Resource Science Humboldt State University Fishing Community Sustainability Project for Eureka and Shelter Cove If you had $5 million what would you do to improve commercial and recreational fishing …

Lessons from the Drought

Larry De Ridder Weather

We’re finally coming out of a seemingly endless winter. The drought appears to be over. But, have we learned any lessons when it comes to our fresh water demands? As we’re all aware, Governor Brown and various Southern California water …

2017 Spring Groundfish Outlook

Tom Marking Groundfish

I always enjoyed the scene from “Fiddler on the Roof” where Tevye is having a discussion with himself up in the barn loft; “on the one hand”….but “on the other hand”…and so it would go, debating the pros and cons …

President’s Message Spring 2017

Scott McBain President's Message

What a winter! After three years of drought, the heavens opened up and provided us with record rainfall all across California. While the news for salmon fishing over the next two years is bleak, there is some bright spots in …

Humboldt Currents Winter 2017

Casey Allen Humboldt Currents

I must start with a notable catch on the Smith River. River guide, Mike Coopman, who is no stranger to big fish, guided his angler, Joanne, to a monster steelhead pushing 28 pounds. The huge fish was 42” long with …

2017 Preseason Groundfish Report

Tom Marking Groundfish, Halibut

The wind is howling outside, the waves are big, we’ve received over 40” of rain to date, the rivers are at monitor stage, (when are the herring going to run?); and our thoughts are tuning to what lies ahead for …