The California Department of Fish and Game announced the California ocean salmon fishing season for 2010. Unfortunately, the Northern Management Area (which includes Humboldt Bay and Eureka) is still to be decided, according to this flier.
The salmon season for ocean waters south of Horse Mountain in Humboldt County to the U.S.-Mexico border is scheduled to open on April 3. Season dates for ocean waters north of Horse Mountain and in Humboldt Bay will be decided in mid-April by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PMFC) and the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC).
All other areas, south of 40Â°10′ are open beginning April 3rd through April 30th with a limit of 2 per day and a minimum size of 20 inches.