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Fresh Water Slough Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Humboldt and Arcata Bays and their tidal sloughs are open to fishing year-round.The pacific and California halibut are both found in the waters of the bay. The best time to fish is on an incoming tide, about two hours before the high tide being the best. Halibut fishing season usually begins around April. Traditionally, kayak anglers have pursued several species of fish including perch, halibut, bat rays and salmon.
Open: The wildlife area is closed to public use from the Monday following the Youth Waterfowl Hunt (usually the first week of February) until April 1st.
Fees: There aren’t any day use or launch fees at the Eureka Marina public launch, but there is a fee for parking. On Highway 101, 2 miles north of the City Eureka, next to Harper Motors at 4800 U.S. HIwy. 101 N, Eureka, CA 95503 you can park for free.