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 …

2016 Klamath Fall Run Returns Hit Historic Low

Bob Smith Salmon

North Coast anglers will be bracing for bad news as we begin to enter into the salmon harvest regulatory process for 2017. After multiple years of drought, the 2016 Klamath Fall Chinook adult returns hit historic lows, recording the lowest …