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Ryan's Slough

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 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr Jay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 55 56 56 57 60 62 63 64 64 61 58 55
Low 41 42 44 48 51 53 53 53 51 48 44 41

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.





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