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From the Times-Standard, Fishing the North Coast: Eureka boats load up on rockfish.
For the boats that made the left turn out of Humboldt Bay and trekked down to Cape Mendocino over the weekend, the reward was limits of tasty bottom fish. The halibut bite on the other hand, has tapered off the last few days. On Saturday, the boats that stayed close to home and drifted for halibut had a miserable day. A fierce wind and a ripping current made it nearly impossible to keep your bait anywhere near the bottom, even with four-pound balls. The lone bright spot was a 34lb halibut caught by a 13 year-old angler who was fishing with Captain Gary Blasi aboard the Seaweaseal. But that was it for the Seaweasel and most of the other boats reported big fat zeroes.