Latest News On Ocean Fishing Off the Humboldt Area Coast

From the Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Good News: We have extended the date for submitting entries through THIS WEEKEND (closing Oct 4 11:59pm)…Post (to HASA Facebook page) or email me here with your pictures (2 pictures: one of you and fish, one of fish and measure) ... ...

Hope the fish are biting,and everyone is staying safe during this summer. Our team has been working hard to get the summer newsletter out and ready for everyone. Big Thanks to Joe Polos for all his hard work! In this ...

I attended the Humboldt Bay Harbor Safety Meeting on Thursday. USCG representatives relayed that they are now enforcing the wearing of engine cut off lanyards as applicable. If you are not familiar with this new boating law please continue to read below. Tight lines and calm winds! K. HulbertUnder a new federal law effective April 1, 2021, those piloting boats less than 26 feet in length are required to use their engine cut-off switches (ECOS) much of the time. That means wearing a lanyard—aka ECOS link—while at the wheel. (Formerly referred to as, “kill switches,” the term engine cut-off switch, or ECOS, is the preferred nomenclature, whether referring to engine-cut-off switches operated by a physical lanyard or any of several electronic solutions.)Specifically, Section 8316 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 passed by Congress requires individuals operating recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length with an engine capable of 115 pounds of static thrust (3 hp) or more to use ECOS links. However, this law applies when the primary helm is not in a cabin and when the boat is operating on plane or above displacement speed. Situations in which an ECOS link would not be required include docking, launching and loading on a trailer, trolling and operating in no-wake zones. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Check out this Pacific football fish that washed a shore. Incredible! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Hatchery fish went into the Sac system last night. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook