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Hookton Slough Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Fishing is permitted in Humboldt Bay and tidal sloughs year round. A California fishing license is required to fish in Humboldt Bay, from the boat dock and from the Hookton Slough Trail. Boat fishing is the preferred method for taking halibut, however the shore angler can also be productive. Also, boat docks are open to fishing;
An abumdance of species of fish inhabit Hookton Slough depending on season, time of day and tides. The best time of day to fish is on an incoming tide, about two hours before the high tide. Halibut fishing season usually begins around April. Kayak anglers catch several species of fish including sharks, rays, jack smelt, greenling, starry flounder.
Areas separated from the bay by land, such as creeks and flooded areas behind levees, are closed to fishing. The Hookton Slough Trail is open to shore fishing; access to other areas is by boat.
Open: Boating and fishing are allowed year-round seven days a week.
Fees: There aren’t any day use or launch fees, but there is a fee for parking.