EUREKA



 

January 01, 2017    Headlines

Crab LIMITS


Crab LIMITS

The crab counts are solid outside of Eureka now that the weather has laid down and the gear is seeing longer soaks. Gary on the Sea Weasle reported limits of crabs on a handful of trips he ran before the big Christmas holiday. He plans on pulling his gear soon due to the recent rough and wild weather they have been seeing along the North Coast.

 


Invest in your salmon future, catch more fish and get a tax write off!

If you caught a salmon in 2016, you can thank GGSA.  But for the extra trucking of hatchery fish that GGSA convinced the hatcheries to do in 2014, we almost certainly would not have had an ocean or river fishing season last year.  We know it wasn’t a great season for many, but at least we fished!
Same goes for this coming year, 2017, where again we’ll be relying almost exclusively on the extra hatchery fish trucked because of GGSA to provide an ocean season.  Remember, these fish were born in the middle of one of the worst droughts we’ve seen and it was GGSA that recognized it and acted to keep you fishing.
How much do you spend to fish salmon in a day or how much do you make fishing salmon?  How about in a season? 
Now, YOU have an opportunity to support YOUR salmon fishing future while reducing some of the income tax.  You can make a tax-deductible donation to GGSA to support that group that is fighting for the fishery we all so much enjoy. Compared to what many of you pay to fish salmon, a small donation is the best investment you can make in YOUR own fishing future. 
That’s because GGSA is leading the way to keep salmon in our streams, in the ocean and on the deck of the boat you fish on.
With the recently passed federal water bill GGSA is in the trenches fighting for salmon EVERY day. This bill which will decrease protections for Central Valley salmon and increase water exports in the south Delta could decimate our salmon runs. GGSA is at the table fighting for water to keep our fishery alive. To see what they have accomplished in 2016 please click here
Not a GGSA member?  Consider buying a regular membership for $35 here or go the extra step and buy a Heritage membership or just make a donation.  Either way, it’s a good deal considering you might not have fished last year or in the future without GGSA.

Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the one group who's SOLE FOCUS is Central Valley Salmon.

 


 


On Tuesday 11-15 Gary on the Sea Weasel reports they are seeing 20+ crabs per pot. The crabs are all mostly grade with 25% being jumbos and all are full of meat. They pulled just a fewfor seven limits and picked through them to send everyone home with quality crabs. Gary has some dates open but is filled through Thanksgiving.

After a week long delay due to the big swell and winds sport boats finally got out to set and or pull their crab gear on Sunday 11-13. Gary Blasi on the Sea Weasel reported 13 limits or 130 crabs on two trips today. Gary Said the pots are just beginning to load up and those who have been able to sneak out and drop gear earlier in the week are seeing 20 plus crabs per boat. Overall it looks like a very promising start to the crab season. The commercial season does not begin until December 1st and sport anglers will find easy limits off Eureka and Crescent City through mid December.
Gary has lots of room for straight crabbing trips through December. He is offering multiple trips on weekends and most are short 2 to 3 hour enjoyable outings.


Northern California MPAs
A complete list of all north coast MPAs, including detailed regulations and maps, can be found at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/ncmpas_list.asp.
DFG’s MPA mobile website, located at www.dfg.ca.gov/m/MPA, will be updated to include the  MPAs. The mobile website allows the public to use any web-enabled device to locate MPA boundaries and regulations by using an interactive map or searching by name, county or general area. A mobile device’s GPS can also be used to find a person’s current location relative to any MPA. In addition to the mobile website, boaters can view MPAs on nautical charts or other background maps by visiting Marine BIOS at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/gis/viewer.asp, DFG’s interactive online marine and coastal map viewer.


Upcoming Events:
USAFishing proudly supports the many fishery and wildlife organizations that benefit anglers and hunters throughout Northern California. Does your organization have an upcoming event? Contact us at fishsite@aol.com and we will gladly post the information on our reports pages.

Golden Gate Salmon Association Events

California Waterfowl Dinners and Youth Events Calendar


Caught Fish? Looking for timely informative updates? Check out a FREE trial to the Northern California Hotsheet, California's fastest growing fishing newsletter. The Hotsheet is emailed three to four evenings per week direct to your desktop. No hunting the web for information or waiting on an outdated magazine to arrive in the mail. These in-depth reports keep you on top of what is happening TODAY so you can catch more fish tomorrow! Just $3.50 per month when you subscribe for one year. You can receive a free week's trial copy by e-mailing a request to hurleyjacks@aol.com

Google


www usafishing

USAfishing.com Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved