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Late-season steelhead anglers slowed by rain

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Posted on March 23, 2017 in the Times-Standard Newspaper every Thursday It appears this steelhead season is going to end much like it began. All of the coastal rivers, other than the Smith, are currently high, muddy and not fishable. And more storms are lined up offshore. I swear I’ve […]

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South Fork of the Eel River in fishable shape

Posted on: March 18, 2017

Fishing the North Coast / Fishing Report by Kenny Priest Posted on the Times-Standard Newspaper on 3/16/17 Find the fishing report every Thursday in the Sport section The Rivers: Mad River The Mad remains off color, flowing at just over 9 feet on Wednesday. With water coming over the Ruth spillway along with the snowmelt, […]

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HSD Fishing Contest Leaderboard

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Humboldt Steelhead Days Fishing Contest Leader Board as of 3/17/17 Contact us:  Note: The leaderboard on our HSD Facebook page NOTES post may be more up to date, check the standings there as well as Facebook is easier to update as it can be done by a smart phone.   Mad River in FIRST […]

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Chico resident Evan Oetinger landed this nice steelhead drifting a fly on a recent trip to the Smith River. Steelhead fishing on the Smith has been good this week, but the river will likely blow out on Saturday due to heavy rains. Photo courtesy of Evan Oetinger

North Coast Fishing Report

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Ocean kings will be scarce in 2017 Posted on March 2, 2017 by Kenny Priest/ Fishing the North Coast It appears the five-year drought has finally taken its toll on the Sacramento and Klamath River king salmon. In a press release issued on Wednesday following the annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting held in Santa Rosa, some unwelcome news […]

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Green water and sunshine on the horizon

Posted on: February 25, 2017

By Kenny Priest/Fishing the North Coast There’s hope on the horizon for North Coast steelhead anglers. Even though you’ll see off and on rain through the weekend and into Monday, an extended period of sunshine and warmth is expected to arrive early next week. The dry weather will hopefully stick around long enough to give […]

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Fishing the North Coast: Record low returns for fall Klamath kings

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Photo Caption: San Jose resident Jim Kirkland landed this beautiful steelhead while drifting the Smith River on Monday. Fishing has been excellent on the Smith this week due to ideal flows and water color. It is predicted to blow out on Thursday, but should be back in shape by the weekend. Photo courtesy of Alan Borges/Alan’s […]

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Redwood EdVentures Quests – Steelhead Days Edition

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Visit: Enjoy a special collaboration between Redwood EdVentures and Humboldt Steelhead Days until March 31st, 2017! Go on one or more of these selected Redwood EdVentures Quests during Humboldt Steelhead Days. Take a picture of yourself somewhere on the Quest while holding either the EdVenture brochure or a piece of paper with the hashtag #HSD on it. Register your […]

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Smith best option for weekend steelhead

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Smith best option for weekend steelhead Posted on February 9, 2017by fishingthenorthcoast Eureka resident Scott Gantt landed a beautiful hatchery steelhead on Sunday while fishing the Mad River. The Mad is currently high and muddy and forecasted to rise above monitor stage on Thursday evening. Photo courtesy of Scott Gantt Following another week of heavy rain and soaring river […]

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Chuck Brinker of San Francisco landed this nice hatchery steelhead while fishing the Smith River on Saturday. Rain is back in the forecast, with all of the coastal rivers expected to see steep rises beginning Friday morning. Courtesy of Kenny Priest/Fishing the North Coast

More rain in the forecast; steelhead fishing on hold

Posted on: February 2, 2017

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Posted on February 2, 2017 I know we need the rain, but “C’Mon Man!” It’s getting a little discouraging, especially for steelhead anglers hoping to fish somewhere other than the Smith or Chetco. Since early January, each time the Humboldt rivers started to turn green, another round of storms […]

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Feb 25th IF4: International Fly Film Festival

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Saturday, February 25 at the Minor Theater in Arcata: The IF4: International Fly Film Festival comes to Humboldt. International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. The films at this popular event are […]

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Humboldt Steelhead Days art show and reception

Posted on: January 31, 2017

What: Arts Alive! event in Eureka When: Saturday, Feb. 4 starting at 5pm Where: Just My Type Letterpress in Old Town Eureka Humboldt Steelhead Days presents the opening of a freshwater fish- and river-themed fine art show this Saturday, Feb. 4, at Just My Type Letterpress in Old Town Eureka, during Arts Alive. The art […]

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Roelofs, emeritus professor of fisheries biology at HSU to give lecture

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Explore North Coast is hosting a talk by Terry Roelofs, emeritus professor of fisheries biology at Humboldt State University, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. Admission is free. A self-described fish fanatic, Roelofs has served on the biological review committees of California Trout and […]

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