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Eureka and Trinidad Charters

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We are waiting for some mellow weather at the moment in Northern California!! This 20 to 40 mile an hour  near shore and off shore  forecast will not get us anywhere.  Fortunately we have a break in the weather starting Monday May 8th. We will be on the water and fishing for Salmon and Halibut as well. Stay tuned for our weekly report  and feel free to contact us anytime for more information.

 

“Keep It Reel”

 

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2022 Ocean Season Is Upon Us!!

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Here we go… WE are taking reservations for the 2022 ocean season for Salmon, California and Pacific Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish! Starting May first we will be chase one or two of these species out of Eureka or Trinidad ports. We will fish were ever the fishing or ocean conditions are best. The sings are looking great as of now for  good ocean conditions, so stay tuned in for a weekly fishing report and feel free to call, text or send a message for more details or just to say hello.

” Keep It Reel”

 

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last few days of the 2022 steelhead season

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Unfortunately the 2022 winter steelhead  season seams to be coming to an end!  I wish it wasn’t so but with no rain in site, river mouths sanding in like its August or September and too much seal pressure at these shallow river mouths, it looks like its the end. Fishing the past two weeks has been hit or miss depending on the river. One day we will hook 3-5 adults and the next scratching for a bite.

At this point in time we will still be taking reservations for any steelhead opportunities left in the season, but we are turning  our sites and reservations to the ocean season that opens in May. We are taking reservations for the 2022 salmon, rockfish, lingcod, pacific halibut, California halibut and albacore tuna season. Feel free to call or send  a message for more details.

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Its been an interesting  season so far! Early rains in October brought all the right conditions for early salmon and steelhead. Unfortunately, the rain has disappeared! That being said, if you know when to make the right moves and have that invaluable experience, you can still make some epic days happen for your clients!

We, I mean my self and some core group of guide associates have been grinding hard and making these tough days into great days. It hasn’t been easy but what’s winter steelhead fishing without a challenge?? It gets really tough when most rivers are low and clear and or closed due to low flow closures. When these conditions occur it doesn’t give many options for all types off boaters. This will create some issues when it comes to RIVER FISHING/ETIQUETTE!! It seams these days etiquette isn’t  practiced as it once was. We are all here to do the same thing!! If we work together a little more we all would be more successful and have a much greater boating/fishing experience.

I’m a little late with my fishing report, I apologize! The past week and some I have been fishing the Eel, Klamath and Trinity rivers. It has been shockingly consistent for two to five adults mixed with plenty  of half pounders and magnums. Yesterday was my first zero on the Trinity river for adult Steelhead! We had our shots but none could stay on. All of us did stay entertained throughout the day with crazy warm weather and plenty of smaller fish. It appears that the wind will calm down for the next week, which is great!! This will put me back on the Eel river. Stay tuned and,

 

Keep It Reel…

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eel river steelhead fishing

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What to say about the Eel river…

Well, this river this year is a whole different  ball game than last year! Last year had fewer fish but the fish we caught were in the mid teens. This year we seem to be back to the old Eel river it once was.  An average of 8 to 12lbs fish going up to the low teen’s. Cold mornings and the usual 15-20 mph winds are making things interesting on the old Eel river! When we hook one its the same routine, screaming runs, toppled with 900’s out of the water, then running to any snag to break you off.  I must say, there is something to be said  about catching winter run steelhead in the old growth redwoods!!

The river herself is holding a great color and slowly dropping. We can thank the cold weather three weeks ago that brought a pile of snow in the surrounding mountains. This big water can make you scratch your head when it comes to making a decision on were to cast your lines. I feel the right move in these situations is TAKE YUOR TIME!! This being said, ” Keep it reel” and grind it out.

Having no rain in the near forecast is  scary to any steelhead fisherman! I think the weather these days is soooooo  unpredictable, expect anything! I will be sticking to my guns and working as hard as I can to make it happen for my clients, friends and courteous boaters. I will be fishing where ever the fish bring me, so stay in tuned and always “Keep it reel”!

 

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