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Fishing in Humboldt County
Rules & Regulations
Every angler 16 and over will need to purchase a valid California fishing license, even when fishing alongside a guide. You can get a standard California sportfishing license that covers fresh and saltwaters. Your fishing guide will make sure you’re equipped with fishing gear that’s suitable for the trip you choose.
Humboldt County Fishing Seasons
Start your year off with top-quality river fishing – all you need to choose is where you want to go! Winter Steelhead can be found throughout the county. The Trinity River offers up an especially productive bite.
Humboldt County's offshore season hasn’t yet opened, so keep your focus on river fishing. Steelhead and Brown Trout can be found in the area’s rivers, and the first Striped Bass show up in the Sacramento River.
April usually signals the true start of some serious Striper chasing! Make the journey to the Sacramento River, and focus your attention on the area where it meets the Feather River. You’ll be in for a Bass bonanza!
The weather is heating up, and you’ll find that the Salmon action is following it. The first spring-run Coho and Chinook can be found throughout the area’s rivers, and the Striped Bass action remains hot.
Head to the coastline and escape the heat on an adventure out to sea, where you'll bottom fish for huge Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish on the Pacific. Freshwater fanatic? Salmon and Steelhead fishing remains strong.
If you want to hook Halibut without heading all the way offshore, now’s your time to journey over to the Humboldt Bay, where you’ll be in with a chance of targeting huge varieties of this fish.
You can now target Albacore Tuna in both the bay and the Pacific, so gather your strength for a Tuna chasing adventure! The rivers are bustling with Salmon and Trout, and Striper can still be hooked in the Sac.
Halibut fishing in the bay is seriously spectacular in October. This is your best chance of hooking the “Doormat” varieties that you’ve probably heard about! Steelhead and Salmon fishing is on offer for freshwater fishers.
As the year begins drawing to a close, so does Humboldt County’s saltwater fishery. This is the last month where you’ll be able to head offshore to hook Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Albacore. Take advantage of it!
End the year in style by opting for a thrilling freshwater adventure. It’s all about the winter-run Steelhead during this month, and you’ll find an abundance of them in Humboldt’s rivers. The Trinity is especially plentiful!