Latest News On Ocean Fishing Off the Humboldt Area Coast

From the Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Fellow HASA supporters and fishing enthusiasts, we had a board meeting yesterday and made the difficult decision to CANCEL our 2020 fundraiser scheduled at the Arcata Community Center on 4/25/20. We would like to thank all the persons ...

The winter weather is upon us and the fishery biologists are busy with their computers, compiling lasts year’s harvest and make projections for the coming year.  Numbers are still very preliminary for CDFW, who are not yet on an ...

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California Ocean Sport Salmon Postponed to May 1

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today postponed the opening of California’s sport salmon ocean fishing season until May 1. NMFS acted after discussions with the State of California and salmon fishing representatives to the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

The decision was based on the belief that few sport fishermen and women would fish in April. Virtually all boat launch ramps providing access to salmon waters have been closed by local authorities. Commercial passenger fishing vessels (party boats) and “six-pack” charters are expected to be unable to operate under the state's social distancing rules.

The April closure will reduce take of some salmon (Klamath) and may allow additional time to be added later in the season.

Any further changes will be discussed at the upcoming April meeting of the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

In addition, sources close to the California Fish and Game Commission report the Commission has scheduled a call for next week to discuss California's sport fishery in relation to the ongoing virus threat.
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The National Weather Service is considering changing Small Craft Advisories to Small Craft Warnings, and we want to hear from folks who would be impacted. Please provide feedback!

www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZGX6BF

Here is information about the proposal: www.weather.gov/media/notification/pns20-14small_craft_advisory.pdf
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Fellow HASA supporters and fishing enthusiasts, we had a board meeting yesterday and made the difficult decision to CANCEL our 2020 fundraiser scheduled at the Arcata Community Center on 4/25/20. We would like to thank all the persons and businesses who donated to our event and we will hold the donations until our next fundraiser, which is scheduled for 3/20/21. If you have purchased a ticket for our 2020 fundraiser, please hold onto your ticket and proof of purchase and we will honor that ticket for the 2021 event. We discussed a social event this Fall 2020 like a potluck BBQ at Woodley Island or other venue, as well as a fishing contest or other online social events. We will touch more on that in a couple months when we get through this situation. Stay safe, wash your hands, and tight lines! Thanks again ... See MoreSee Less

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Fellow HASA supporters and fishing enthusiasts, we had a board meeting yesterday and made the difficult decision to CANCEL our 2020 fundraiser scheduled at the Arcata Community Center on 4/25/20. We would like to thank all the persons and businesses who donated to our event and we will hold the donations until our next fundraiser, which is scheduled for 3/20/21. If you have purchased a ticket for our 2020 fundraiser, please hold onto your ticket and proof of purchase and we will honor that ticket for the 2021 event. We discussed a social event this Fall 2020 like a potluck BBQ at Woodley Island or other venue, as well as a fishing contest or other online social events. We will touch more on that in a couple months when we get through this situation. Stay safe, wash your hands, and tight lines! Thanks again ... See MoreSee Less

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