June 13, 2018    Headlines


After a couple of days of slower salmon action the bite turned up on Wednesday 6-13. Captain Gary with Full Throttle reported "a steady scratch bite and good quality fish". Gary said they found their best action just two miles south of the harbor of fish averaging 6 to 12 pounds with a few in the mid teens. The weather was calm in the morning with 12 knots of breeze over a 5 foot swell by the mid afternoon.
Matt on the Fishy Business reported slow salmon but good rockfish and crabbing on Monday 6-11. Matt said they shook several salmon but by late in the morning he had to change things up. Matt put his clients into limits of rockfish and half limits or five crabs per angler. With his crab gear now deployed it just gives him another option on top of salmon, Cal halibut, Pacific halibut, lings and rockfish to target. Matt has room this week and next.

The salmon action remains great with limits and near limits of salmon being reported. On Saturday 6-9 Matt on the Fishy Business ran south towards the Dumping grounds and reported limits for all six clients and even put a couple of fish in the box for the "captain's table". Mat said overall the quality of fish is good with just a couple of 20ers" in the mix and fish up to 10 pounds. There is bait, birds and salmon over a huge area... ideal conditions for more great action to come. Mat has room this coming week. Please click on the link above for contact information. Please support those who make this page possible.

After a couple of days of slower action and mostly fish per rod scores the Eureka fleet found good action south of the harbor. On Friday 6-8 Matt on the Fishy Business reported 4 limits of solid 7 to 10 pound fish with their biggest going 12 pounds. Matt said that the bite / location of the last week is full of shakers and some silvers and they had to move to find a spot without all the shakers ( Great sign for next season). Matt ran south about 5 to 7 miles and said "the bite was solid and we were limited out by 11AM with some quality spring salmon ". The weather was good and the salmon and chomping so get out while the fish on jumping on board. Matt has space this coming week.

After a couple of days of wind we had great weather and solid action on Tuesday 6-5. Captain Gary with Full Throttle reported fast action and "tons and tons of shakers". They put their 6 limits of salmon in the box by mid morning then wrapped up the day taking limits of black rockfish. Gary said the salmon are running from 20" to 11 pounds and the action so fast they had a hard time keeping more than a couple of rods in the water. They were trolling about 5 miles north but there are fish as close as two miles and all the way to Crescent City.
On those days that the wind does blow a great option is Cal halibut inside the bay. On Sunday with the winds up offshore Matt on the Fishy Business did just that. He put his six anglers into 11 quality halibut running from 10 to 15 pounds. Matt has room this week and spent much of this past winter repowering and updating the boat.

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