NORTH COAST RIVERS
North Coast streams and rivers are regulated by low flow closures. Always call ahead to determine the condition of the river you want to fish. If not mentioned, the river is closed or no reports. The DFG’s Low Flow Closure Hotline for north coast rivers is (707) 822-3164. For the Russian River and counties of Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin, call (707) 944-5533. South Central Coast streams number is (831) 649-2886. Many streams close, and others change to artificial/barbless only on, March 31 and others on April 25. Trouble identifying salmon or steelhead? Go to: http://www.swr.noaa.gov/fmd/identify.htm.
ROGUE RIVER, Lower, Ore.—The springers just keep on coming, including some monsters, like a 48 pounder caught by Rob Bartram on June 1. Flows are about 9,000 cfs, almost double what they normally would be, and that keeps bringing in late-spawning springers.
ROGUE RIVER, Grant’s Pass—Spring salmon are still providing good action up here for anglers in the know.
RUSSIAN RIVER—The storm doubled the flows to almost 1000 cfs, but that should recede in two days and be back to normal. Increasing temperatures this week are expected to warm the water and get the shad active again, and females should be in the system now, too, providing more opportunity. Look for a good weekend, with the main shad run in the river now.
UMPQUA RIVER, North Fork, Roseburg, Ore.—One day it’s fast action, while the next day is almost impossible to find a salmon to bite, even though the river is completely stuffed full of them. These Springer’s have been biting anything from good roe to a variety of plugs being back trolled, according to guide and WON Field Reporter Curtis Palmer of River Secret’s Guide Service. There are a couple of boat ramps below the Winchester Dam that are within four miles of each other, which allows multiple drift boat runs in a single day.
TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City— Flows dropped another 1,000 cfs last week, and the release at Lewiston was down to 2,650 cfs over the weekend. Though still high, the river is becoming more fishable by the day. Fishing for German brown trout continued to be good upstream of Douglas City, and a few spring run Chinook were caught at Burnt Ranch and Gray’s Falls. Be very careful on the walk down to the river as the trails are treacherous.
KLAMATH RIVER, Iron Gate Dam—The release from Iron Gate Dam was still over 3,000 cfs, still too high to fish.
KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen—In spite of continuing high flows of around 20,000 cfs below the mouth of the Trinity River, fishing for spring run Chinook salmon was off to a good start and surprisingly good. Although fish are spread out from the Highway 101 Bridge to Blue Creek, most anglers were anchored up in the traveling lane by the bridge. Spinners in gold and chartreuse were doing the trick.
AMERICAN RIVER—The Middle Fork near Georgetown was running high but clear. Local anglers fished the river this past week and picked up browns and rainbows, 14 to 18 inches, on worms and spinners.
BULLARDS BAR—The lake is at 94-percent capacity. Emerald Cove Marina reported that 10 boats in a local bass tournament were on the lake this past weekend and it took a 19.10-pound limit to win. The big fish was a 4.78 pounder. The winner, Butch Maciel of Paradise, picked up his fish on Senkos fished 15 to 20 feet deep.
CAMP FAR WEST—The lake is still full. Bass fishing is still good for anglers using green pumpkin worms and jigs everywhere around the lake. The crappie fishing appears to be slowing down with the end of the spawn.
COLLINS LAKE—The lake is a foot from full. Will Fish Tackle in Auburn reported that the Rooster Tail Fishing Club hit the lake this past week and six out of ten boats caught limits of rainbows to 3 pounds. All were trolling Rapalas and Tasmanian Devils at 25 feet deep in 50 feet of water from the dam toward the power lines on the far side of the lake from the launch ramp. Collins Lake Resort reported that most anglers were catching 3 or 4 trout, though many limits were checked in. Trollers are now working deeper water, 20 to 30 feet, with Rapalas and flasher/worm combos. Shore anglers have been doing well at the dam, marina, campgrounds, and by the bridge using Power Bait and worms. Bass action is picking up—resort employee, Probat Palma, landed a 6 pounder this past week.
ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR—The lake is at 101-percent capacity and spilling. A 7-pound, 7-ounce brown was caught-and-released by an angler fishing at the inlet of the South Fork of the Yuba River while using nightcrawlers—9- to 11-inch rainbows were hitting in the same area, too. Dillon Davis at Skippers Cove Marina reported that one troller caught several rainbows up to 18 inches trolling flasher/worm combos from the marina up to Keystone Cove. Bass were active in the shallows making beds and cruising the shores—fish to 5 pounds were reported.
FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR—The lake is at 78-percent capacity. The road to the campgrounds and boat ramp is still closed. Anglers fishing off the dam are reminded that the dam is off-limits due to an ongoing construction project.
HELL HOLE RESERVOIR—The lake is at 95-percent capacity. The Middle Meadows campground is open. The Hell Hole campground is open, but there is no water. RV’s can park at the boat launch parking lot. Macks have been hitting for boaters jigging Gibb’s Minnows off the dam—an 11 pounder was caught this past week at a depth of 140 feet. One troller spent the day running Rapalas for two 2-pound browns. Rapalas in black/silver, black/gold, and rainbow trout in sizes F-5 and F-7 are working the best.
LAKE OROVILLE—The lake is at 97-percent capacity. The unsettled weather slowed the bass bite. WON Staffer Pat Young hit the lake with Bruce Gibson of the Paradise Tackle Company and picked up 25 fish to 3 pounds on jigs and spinnerbaits at 15 feet deep off short flat points and downed trees in the Bloomer Ravine and Berry Creek areas.
ROLLINS LAKE—The lake is nearly full. The poor weather since the Memorial Day weekend has slowed fishing to a crawl. Some trout and bass action was reported but the warm weather in the forecast will surely boost fishing success.
SCOTT’S FLAT LAKE—A sailboat regatta on the lake over the weekend coupled with the lousy weather made fishing pretty tough. Better weather will definitely help the bite here.
SUGAR PINE RESERVOIR—The lake is scheduled for another DFG trout plant this week. The campgrounds and boat ramp are open, though few people were out due to the poor weather all this past week, according to the Foresthill Ranger Station.
STUMPY MEADOWS RESERVOIR—The lake is full. One angler reported good fishing for limits of 10- to 12-inch planter rainbows during a break in the weather this past Thursday fishing from shore with Power Bait and worms. The campground is in full operation. Remember that there is a day-use fee of $7.
THERMOLITO AFTERBAY—The lake is at 83-percent capacity. The cold weather shut down the bass fishing here. There’s still a lot of water being released that is keeping the water temp low, delaying the bass spawn. Some trout action should be available in the channel at Wilbur Road on inflated nightcrawlers.
NORTH COAST LAKES
CLEAR LAKE— There were few days worth fishing thanks to the weather but things are improving. Anglers will continue to find the most success drop-shotting plastic worms in the traditional colors such as Margarita Mutilator, Red Crawlers, Oxblood and Blue. Anglers should also be prepared for a little Fluke action as well as the Senko bite in areas where fish have already spawned.
LAKE BERRYESSA— Look for the kokanee to be spread out all over the main lake from the Narrows all the way to the Big Island and in between. RMT dodgers, Uncle Larry’s spinners, RMT squids, Assassin spinners, Dick Nite spoons and Apex spoons with your favorite scents should work for fish in the top 50 feet of water, with most being in the top 30 feet.
LAKE ALMANOR—Watch for hatches to take off around Almanor West, the west side of the Almanor peninsula, and Lake Cove. Red/white Speedy Shiners, or whatever your favorites are, all are producing nice fish. This lake is set to take off!
BATTLE CREEK RESERVOIR— Still no reported access at this time.
BAUM LAKE—According to Vaughn’s Sporting Goods in Burney anglers still had their best luck with Kastmasters, olive woolly buggers and nightcrawlers or floating baits. Expect some midges, caddis, but pt’s and copper Johns in red always seem to get a few fish.
BRITTON LAKE—Vaughn’s Sporting Goods in Burney reported chocolate milk colored water again, but the crappie bite has definitely been good, even with the colored water. The smallmouth are in spawning mode, so action is quite good for them as well. The best results have been in the areas where water is coming into the lake and fish do not seem to be particular yet on colors of jigs.†There was a 3-plus-pound crappie taken on the weekend.
BURNEY CREEK–Lower Burney Creek in the state park area should be good, according to Vaughn’s Sporting Goods but otherwise, the water is muddy above the falls and this includes town and the upper Burney Creek, but with some dry weather it should clear quickly.
CASSEL FOREBAY—Rim Rock Ranch reported very good action for the bait and lure fishermen. Water levels are controlled by PG&E, so higher runoff usually doesn’t impact this body of water. Both rainbow and brook trout are ranging between 13 and 15 inches with a few fish in the 3- to 5-pound class. Salmon eggs, worms and lures and in that order were catching the most fish. The morning bite has been the best but some early evening fishing is still productive. Expect to see more people on this stretch of water. Fly fishing activity remains slow with the cooler temperatures but hatches are starting to occur sporadically. When hatches do hit the fishing has been good but it is a hit and miss proposition still. Blue wing olives or PDMs at the surface or streamers underneath are your best bets at this time.
EAGLE LAKE— Half a nightcrawler, pumpkin seed grubs, watermelon grubs, Needlefish, whatever anglers used worked great and the bite is on! Remember, it’s a 2 fish per day limit here with a total of 4 in your possession and fishing hours are from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
FALL RIVER—The Fly Shop in Redding reported cold unstable air put the trout on a funky eating pattern choosing dries one second, and nymphs the next, then back. The weather has not been wonderful. Sunny skies and stable conditions over the next week will get the Hex’s hatching once the weather warms up.
IRON CANYON RESERVOIR—No new reports. The reservoir has come up a little, expect to find difficulty launching still. Water conditions are great and fishing when last reported was good.
UPPER HAT CREEK— Rim Rock Ranch reported water levels here still high, but it doesn’t typically vary more than a few feet all year anyway. Expect to see high water levels through June into July. This makes fishing a bit more challenging but not to worry, as long as temperatures and rainfall above 6,000 feet don’t get extreme, the water flow won’t change much and the water runs very clear. Add more weight to get to the bottom and use crickets, worms, salmon eggs, and floating baits to catch more fish. Much warmer temperatures in the coming week and the fishing should be great. DFG plants twice a week. Pressure has been light because of the cooler weather so the opportunity is very good to catch some huge rainbows and brookies in the3- to 5-pound range. Fly fishing the creek has been tough but fishing deep using flashy patterns and a twitchy retrieve will usually entice more than a few takes.
HAT CREEK (wild trout section)—Vaughn’s Sporting Goods in Burney reported nymphing was best with fishermen doing okay on the stretch just below the Powerhouse. There have been good results with PT’s, copper johns and salmon flies are showing in the riffle above the lake, with stone nymphs catching quite a few. Green drakes are still working in the riffle area.
KESWICK RESERVOIR—No current reports as water conditions are going to be too variable through the rest of June. Fishing will mostly be fair at best. You may want to wait until mid July.
MANZANITA LAKE–Cold weather at this elevation continues to slow the bite on this body of water. Fishing deeper with weighted nymphs and streamer patterns are taking some fish. Warming temperatures forecast for the coming weeks should trigger more hatches and fish activity so the chances of catching some very large browns in the coming weeks will be very good. This is a catch and release lake with special regulations so be sure and check for specific restrictions.
LEWISTON RESERVIOR—No new reports but the water conditions have been good and fishing has been great on warm days. With a warming trend on the way, look for cruising rainbows eating callibaetis duns along the edges of the lake.
PIT RIVER—Vaughn’s Sporting Goods reported lots of hookups but fish have been difficult to land. Water is definitely high and colored, but fishable. Be extremely careful as water volume is well above the normal flows. Visibility is getting better, but water is definitely not clear. The Pit 5 reach water was colored, but nightcrawlers were doing the trick for some nice trout.†
McCLOUD RIVER–The humongous boulder is still blocking the road between Ah-Di-Na campground and the Nature Conservancy entrance and parking area. For now you’ll have to walk around the boulder or detour along the river, driving to the hike in point will be a real challenge if not impossible. The boulder should be removed “soon” and the fishing has been fair.
LAKE SHASTA—Mike Elster of Mike’s Fishing Guide Service said trout are scattered looking for bait and can be caught on the surface down to 60 feet. Anglers can use Wiggle Hoochies, Humdingers and Apex’s trolled behind Sling Blades. Fish the upper areas of the river tributaries as the shad seem to be holding up river. The salmon bite is picking up by the dam and Dry Creek. Bass pro Jeff Michels reported stabilizing conditions will find the majority of the bass that haven’t spawned starting to come up, if key to this is a few days of stable weather. When it does, fish shallow on sunny days and target the brush for 20 to 30 bass a day. Sight fishing may be possible, hit a lot of banks until you find one on its bed and throw white tubes or a jig.
TRINTY RESERVOIR—The warming trend will help here, as bass will be up and in on the spawn this coming weekend. There’s been a little topwater bite early and late and then mid day a little slower. Throw reaction baits all day long for the bigger largemouth bass on the north end. Trout are on the surface everywhere to 3 or 4 pounds. Top lining should find these hungry fish for you.
WHISKEYTOWN RESERVOIR—Trout guide Mike Elster reported the weather has also slowed the bite here but said limits are still possible if you work for them. Kokes are holding in 30 to 50 feet, again anglers should use Wiggle Hoochies and Apex’s behind Sling Blades in the main body of the lake south of the 299 bridge is the most productive area. Bass pro Jeff Michels said the spawn’s done here and bass are backing off so go deeper with Senkos and drop shots.
BOCA LAKE—The lake is at 89-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. The flows out of Stampede at the inlet slowed to 400 cfs and the fish have moved out to deeper water. Small boats have been doing well in the channel out from the inlet for rainbows and browns.
CAPLES LAKE—More snow fell over most of this past week with the unseasonably late wintery weather. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters reported that there was some open water showing at the inlet of Woods Creek and at the dam.
CARSON RIVER (East, West)—Both Forks are scheduled for DFG trout plants this week, usually 1000 pounds in each. The colder weather over the weekend kept the runoff at bay and though the flows were high, the water color was great. Stormy weather kept a lot of traffic out of the area over this past weekend—down 75-percent—according to Todd Sodaro at the Carson River Resort. George Greenlee of Roseville was in the right place at the right time on the East Fork and landed two 3-pound rainbows on salmon eggs. Warm weather forecast for later this week could increase flows and blow out the river. Call ahead to the Carson River Resort, 530-694-2229.
DAVIS LAKE—The lake is at 89-percent capacity. Ed Dillard at Dillard’s Guided Fishing was on the water when WON called Sunday morning and had landed 9 fish to 19 inches already. Dillard was trolling firetiger Sockeye Slammers at 4 to 10 feet deep north of the island. On Saturday, his clients landed 20 fish, mostly 16 inchers. Fly fishermen were doing well at Camp 5—one angler landed 35 rainbows, 16 to18 inches, in two days and lost as many on brown/orange wiggle tails.
DONNER LAKE—The lake is at 78-percent capacity. The bite slowed here with the poor weather. Macks were hitting sporadically for trollers and jiggers.
FEATHER RIVER CANYON—The Feather River was blown out. The North Fork was causing damage at the Caribou Crossroads Resort. Fishing at the Caribou Powerhouse was slow. Butt Valley Reservoir was good for 16- to 19-inch rainbows for Dick Mason at Dick’s Guide Service. Mason’s clients hooked 11 fish and landed 6 fishing Excel spoons at both ends of the lake—16 to 18 feet deep in the south and 10 feet deep on the north end.
FRENCHMAN LAKE—The lake is at 97-percent capacity. Fishing was good at Lunker Point, Big Cove, and Turkey Point for 1 1/2- to 2-pound rainbows on inflated nightcrawlers and Rooster Tails. All the campgrounds are open and the roads around the lake are clear.
ICE HOUSE RESERVOIR—The lake is at 51-percent capacity. More snow fell this past week and few if any people ventured into the Crystal Basin—even the Ice House Resort closed its doors due to the weather. As soon as the weather improves, fishing should be good, according to Dale Daneman at Dale’s Foothill Guide Service.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR—Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters reported that a few fly fishermen had been picking up some big rainbows to 5 pounds on black or olive woolly buggers, Prince nymphs, blood midges, and calibaetis patterns, but for the most part, the weather was “cold and ugly” this past week.
JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park)—The lake is still full. The DFG planted this past Thursday—1000 pounds of 12- to 14-inch rainbows. Due to the poor weather, there were only a few shore anglers out at the first dam catching the planters. There were few, if any, boats out this past weekend according to the Sly Park Resort.
LAKE TAHOE—Mackinaw trolling was very good despite the weather. When boats could get out, fish were stacked up at 80 to 120 feet deep for Big Mack Charters and Chuck’s Charter Fishing. Daniels fished the Jake’s on the Lake Derby on Sunday and his clients hooked 6 fish in the first 30 minutes of fishing landing four 7 1/2 pounders. Self’s clients failed to show and he fished by himself landing 18 macks from 5 1/2 to 11 pounds. Only 19 macks were weighed in at the Jake’s on the Lake Charity Derby, topped by a 13-pound, 15-ounce fish caught by Tom Waters for the $1000 top prize. The top brown trout weighed 1-pound and was worth $500 to Mindy Adams. The biggest rainbow, a 4 1/2 pounder, was landed by Team Sunnyside—Cliff Ward and Greg Lasco.
PROSSER LAKE—The lake is at 49-percent capacity and scheduled for a DFG trout plant this week. The poor weather kept everyone off the lake this past week. Brian Nylund at Mountain Hardware and Sports drove by on Saturday and reported “there wasn’t a soul around”.
PYRAMID LAKE—Wind kept boaters off the lake for the most part this past week. Shore anglers were still doing well at Pelican where two fly casters caught 49 fish to 9 pounds on nymph/indicators, according to George Molino at the Pyramid Lake Store. The anglers said they must have been in the right place at the right time because they had fishermen on both sides that did poorly.
RED LAKE—Still frozen, but few anglers ice fishing with so many other options, and cold snowy weather didn’t help matters any this past week.
SILVER LAKE—Poor weather kept anglers at home. There was a little strip of open water reported at the dam.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR—The lake is at 92-percent capacity. According to Mountain Hardware and Sports, the kokanee bite slowed as the fish moved deeper and became more selective about lures and presentations. Trollers need to experiment when the bite slows and work active groups of fish instead of just trolling through them once—figure-eight back through active fish. Be prepared to change colors, speeds, and rigging to find out what the fish want.
TOPAZ LAKE—The cold weather reduced the traffic on the lake, but the few that made the effort were landing 2 to 3 rainbows each, mostly 1 1/2 to 2 pounders. Members of the Carson City Bass Club tried the lake and caught some nice smallmouths running 2 to 2 1/2 pounds, according to Linda Fields at the Topaz Landing Marina.
TRUCKEE RIVER—The main river from Truckee to the border is blown out due to high flows, while the section along Hwy 89 is running high, but clear and fishable. Flows are down on the Little Truckee below Stampede Reservoir and rainbows averaging 15 to 16 inches, with some up to 18 to 20 inches, have been hitting for fly fishermen using midge nymphs, San Juan Worms, and caddis nymphs. An angler fishing in Cold Creek landed a 7-pound brown, according to Brian Nylund at Mountain Hardware and Sports.
UNION VALLEY RESERVOIR—The lake is at 80-percent capacity. More snow this past week kept this lake out of reach for most anglers. The USFS still has campground reservations cancelled until at least June 13 when they hope to have dangerous trees removed and water systems on-line.
WEST WALKER RIVER—The Little Walker and West Walker are both scheduled for DFG trout plants this week. The flows were down to below 400 cfs over the weekend due to the cold weather and some anglers were fly fishing. Bait anglers were catching fish near the Toiyabe Motel. Warm weather forecast for later this week will most likely increase the run-off flows and blow out the river. Call ahead to the Toiyabe Motel at 530-495-2281.
AMERICAN RIVER— River flows were bumped up again due to the continuing unseasonable weather, hampering anglers trying for shad. Harrington, River Bend Park, and Sunrise were all producing a few shad, but most anglers were happy to hook 3 or 4 in an evening’s effort. Spin fishermen continued to do better than fly fishers, and the success rate will continue to be less than stellar as long as flows remain high and the water cold.
FEATHER RIVER, Yuba City—Anglers continued to catch striped bass below Yuba City using a variety of methods from minnows to flies. It was important to be flexible and move around until willing biters could be found. While most fish continued to be schoolies weighing from 3 to 8 pounds, some big females weighing up to 40 pounds were also being caught. Shad were being caught all the way to the Outlet, and quite a few steelhead and native rainbow trout were also being hooked.
FOLSOM LAKE—Bass have mostly moved back to deeper water, but the bite has been good, especially up the North Fork. Anglers drifting nightcrawlers and minnows have been doing well, but so have lure fishermen working plastics or crankbaits between 15 and 20 feet deep. There wasn’t much to report on trout, or landlocked king salmon.
RANCHO SECO LAKE, MATHER LAKE—The cool weather has suppressed weed growth somewhat, and bass fishing has continued to be pretty good on area ponds. Wacky-rigged Senkos, Carolina-rigged plastics, crankbaits, and swimbaits, continued to attract strikes.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento—The river came up again after the most recent rains, but that did not seem to deter anglers and striped bass. Fishing behind wing dams south of Verona with pileworms, bloodworms, sardines and minnows continued to be productive. The Fremont Weir, and Bryte’s Beach were two more productive spots.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Tisdale—Most anglers in the area continued to focus their striper fishing efforts on the Feather because there still seemed to be more fish over there and fishing conditions seemed to be better.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding—Trout fishing around Redding continued to be good, and the river was blown out once again if you went below tributaries. Drift Glo-Bugs with a bit of roe, and nightcrawlers or crickets.
BERKELEY—Live bait potluck remained the big draw with from less than a fish around to 2 fish per, usually depending more on the number of anglers than fish. South San Francisco Bay near Alameda continued to offer the best action. On the California Dawn, Captain James Smith reported 15 to 20 fish per day regardless of the angler count, top fish in the teens. The weekend scores were dominated by stripers (tides are fast again), but this week’s tide promise improved halibut action.
BODEGA BAY— Salmon remained a good bet, although counts weren’t ballistic, more like a half fish per rod on the bigger charters. Still, some of the private boats limited, and there were fish to 30 pounds caught. The action came from 240 to 330 feet of water WSW of the Bodega whistle buoy. “We had a regular charter on Friday, and we lost 51 weights,” said Captain Rick Powers on the New Sea Angler. “We released many shakers and silvers, but kept a few kings up to 27 pounds. Lots and lots of action!”
BROOKINGS, OR— Bottomfishing was the top game with quick limits for boaters targeting lings, cabezon, greenling and “some of the biggest black and blue rockfish I’ve seen in a couple years,” said Curtis Palmer of River Secrets Guide Service.
EMERYVILLE—Still a live bait game with stripers and halibut flopping over the rails, plus a white seabass that hit for an angler fishing on the New Huck Finn. Starting Monday, June 13, the fleet will include bottomfish with their potluck action.
EUREKA—Salmon fishing dropped off with warmer water, with a few fish caught, one here, one there, said WON subscriber Lonnie Dollarhide. Cape Mendocino has been producing good bottomfishing action, with limits of rockfish and lingcod to 20 pounds. Some Pacific halibut showing still.
FORT BRAGG—Captain Randy Thornton on the Telstar reported tough bottomfishing conditions, due to a strong offshore wind, but his anglers still caught half limits of rockfish and near limits of Dungeness crabs, plus one lingcod. On Thursday, conditions were better, and his anglers found good action on the school fish, with close to limits of rockfish mixed with some nice vermilion for 11 anglers and 6 lingcod.
HALF MOON BAY—Weather continued to keep boats from taking full advantage of the available action. The most recent reports indicated and off and on salmon bite around the Deep Reef, and fair to tough fishing for rockfish down below Pigeon Point. The crabbing remained a good back up for anglers on the Huli Cat.
LOCH LOMOND—Captain Gordon Hough on the Morning Star switched back to sturgeon fishing, finding a wide open bite with the strong tides and big flush of fresh runoff from the spring melt. His anglers caught and released 6 oversized sturgeon in two trips, plus boated 6 legal sturgeon, and released several shakers. Jim Cox of Jim Cox Sportfishing reported good action on his most recent trips finding 4 sturgeon that included an undersized sturgeon, a 48-inch green sturgeon (released), a 62-inch keeper (also released).
POINT SAN PABLO—Captain Frank Miller on the Fury reported good action on sturgeon efforts with a pair of keepers on the weekend trips, then a switch to live bait produced 4 halibut to 10 pounds.
SHELTER COVE—Weather made for challenging conditions much of the week, but the boats were able to chase rockfish, lingcod, salmon and Pacific halibut when they did run.