Patrick's Point Charters - Toni Rae II
The Toni Rae II offers salmon, rock cod, crabbin & specialized charter sport fishing trips.
Trinidad Bay Charters - Jumpin Jack
Trinidad Harbor 707-839-4743
Half-day fishing trips, twice daily, with light-tackle rock cod or salmon fishing, and crabbing (gear included).
Northwind Charters - Sport Fishing
Salmon, tuna, rockfish, halibut salt and fresh water sport fishing experts.
Custom fishing charters for groups of four of less. We provide all tackle and bait. With over 30 years experience fishing local waters. 707-499-4925.
Redwood Coast Fishing
Salmon & Steehead Fishing on the rivers of Humboldt County, from either Willie, a 21 foot open classic sled or 17 foot drift boat. 707-601-8757
Hum-Boats – Woodley Island / Eureka Humboldt Bay Dock A
Eureka 1600 5th St. 707-443-6328
FISHING PACKAGES or SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Marble Mountain Ranch All Inclusive Resort Stay at this resort and fish Steelhead and Salmon on the Trinity & Klamath Rivers.
Ocean Grove Lodge in Trinidad offers small group fishing adventures & accommodations.
Sylvan Harbor RV Park & Cabins in Trinidad offers boat parking and fish cleaning stations & accommodations.
Klamath River Lodge in Orleans is a fishing resort on the Klamath River.
Dean Creek Resort in Redway offers accommodations near fishing on the Eel River.
Samoa County Park - Boat ramp to Humboldt Bay and RV camping.
Eureka Bridge Boat Ramp located under bridge off Waterfront Drive.
Grizzly Creek Campgrounds - River access and camping on the Van Duzen River. closed in winter.
Fields Landing Boat Ramp - South Humboldt Bay
Mad River County Park Boat Ramp - Arcata
Pedrazzini Boat Ramp - Mouth of Eel, Loleta
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
South Humboldt Bay
The Mattole is a remote, free flowing river with no dams and a wild population of steelhead. It is located in the Southwest corner of Humboldt county, about 65 miles south of Eureka and 260 miles north of San Francisco. There are approximately 26 miles of fishable water from the mouth to the town of Honeydew. The fish of this river are wild with no hatchery fish being introduced. Catch and Release is asked for these fish.
The primary fish of interest for the Eel include steelhead, chinook, coho, and sea-run cutthroat trout. Chinook start coming into the river in August. They tend to hold in the waters below Ferndale Bridge until rains allow them upstream. The run is from August through December, with the peak in late October. The Eel flows through some of the most beautiful redwood groves in the state, including Humboldt Redwood State Park.
Winter steelheads are what the Eel River is known for. The winter steelhead start moving into the river in November running through March, with peak activity during January. The average Eel steely runs 8-10 lbs, with fish to 16lbs common and a number of fish in the 20lb class caught each year.
The Mad River is located 15 miles north of Eureka in Humboldt County. It originates at Ruth Lake about 100 miles to the southeast.
The Trinity River is world-famous for its fine steelhead and salmon fishing, as well as for trophy brown trout. Chinook salmon are the most sought-after gamefish in the Trinity River system. Spring-run salmon begin to enter the river in May and provide trophy fishing through November throughout the river. Although brown trout are not native to the Trinity River, they were heavily stocked until the late 1970s. Today, a wild population continues to the upper river, providing fly and bait fishing for mostly 10- to 14-inch fish, although an occasional trophy to 10 pounds is sometimes landed.
The upper two miles of the river, from Lewiston Dam down to the Old Lewiston Bridge, is open only to fly-fishing.
The Klamath River is the largest of the North Coast rivers of California stretching over 200 miles from its mouth to the Oregon border. Its mouth is located 60 miles north of Eureka and 20 miles south of Crescent City off Hwy 101. The fish of the Klamath are king and silver salmon, steelhead, and resident trout. The kings start running in July with the best action near the mouth coming in August and running through September. Summer/Fall steelhead start running from late summer through October. The winter run starts in November and goes through February.
Big Lagoon and Stone Lagoon are brackish because their ocean barriers are breached by storms nearly every winter and are a favorite fishing spot for cutthroat trout.
Fishing Areas around Humboldt Bay
Fish and Game code section 7153 provides for sport fishing from public piers without a sport-fishing license. All species, size and limit regulations apply to anyone fishing from these piers.
Fish & Game Website
Trinity River Report
Bay & Ocean Fishing Report by Reel Steel - Daily
Map of Humboldt Bay Beaches & Dunes
Northcoast fishing report from Times Standard
Bay & Ocean Fish Report from Northwind Charters
Reel Steel ocean fishing report
Steelhead Salmon Report from Redwood Coast Fishing
California Dept. of Fish & Game