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Summer Season Ready to Go!

I’m back home fresh off a family vacation and I’m ready to start fishing again!  I’m really excited about the coming summer months and it looks like were gonna get a lot of great fishing opportunities on different fisheries.  Like last year, I will fish California Halibut from now through the month of September.  I will also spend time on the Klamath river in between Halibut tides for Spring salmon (now-June), Summer Steelhead (July-early August) and Fall Salmon (Mid August-September).  Below are some pics from last Summer to get ya going..

No doubt about it, the halibut fishing should be excellent again this year.  I’m also expecting a really good summer steelhead season with low water this summer.  Also with the numbers of salmon being seen in the ocean this summer already, our fall salmon fishing should be great!  A really fun stretch of fishing awaits....

Striper Fishing off to a Hot Start

A unseasonably wet storm rolled through Northern California yesterday, blowing out the river and killing what was a wide open striper bite.  The high water will keep us off the water through the weekend at least, but when conditions settle fishing should pick up where it left off.  The good news is the water cool down the storm provided will likely ensure great striper fishing well into May.  I will now book the first week of May, so gimme a call to get on the books for some hot action.  I also have April 12/13 open (conditions permitting) and open seats on the 16th, 23rd and 30th.  We have another barn burner season shaping up....

Productive February, Lots of Fresh Fish Still Arriving

After a tougher than typical January, February was a very productive month of steelhead fishing.  While most of the month was dry, we are now getting the rain we need.  There are still plenty of new fish coming into the rivers plus we will start to see significant numbers of kelts arriving, so I expect fishing to remain good for March.  If you need a late season fix, I have space this month so gimme a call!  Make sure to take a peek (and like!) at my Facebook page Redwood Coast Fishing with Mike Stratman for more pics from the month...


Mark Walters with a teener caught on a plug..


Translucent hen straight out of the salt....


Flawless bullet caught by David Linn...


Chetco chromer put in the net by regulars Seth and his grandpa Bruce....


Jaime with one of many he caught that day...

Perfect winter steelhead ready for release...

Perfect winter steelhead ready for release...


Lil’ Lynch with a nice one hangin’.


Papa Lynch with a beautiful hen up high..

Winter Steelhead

Its been awhile since I’ve been on the website.  If you’d like to catch up on reports, look at my Facebook page, “Redwood Coast Fishing with Mike Stratman”.   I’ll make sure to do a better job of keeping my reports up on this page, as I know not everyone is on Facebook.

Anyways, after a really slow and dry start to winter steelheading a series of storms has rolled in and fishing has picked up a bit.  I’ve been off the water the last couple of days due to high rivers but I look to start again on Monday with a extended period of dry weather.  We’ll keep ya posted.



Fall is Here

Summer's over and it feels like Fall is starting to gather a head of steam with the cold, crisp mornings.  While there has been some press on our bay fishery, I've been keeping a low profile.  I didn't really feel the need to over publicize what we were catching for the last month or so, but needless to say there was some trophy Halibut going down.  Finally tho, it seems to be winding down.  While there are still fish around, the last few days have been very windy plus the bay has been choked with grass and kelp, making fishing very challenging.  I will run a few more bay trips but as soon as the rain starts, we will be off to chase huge kings up north.  It sounds like there are a bunch of fish piling up outside of the river mouths, I'm excited!! 


Bay Fishing Remains Very Good

Now that salmon fishing is shut down on the Klamath, I've been focusing exclusively on Humboldt Bay Halibut and bottomfish.  While i may run a few steelhead trips on the Klamath and Trinity this fall, I will stay on Humboldt Bay until the consistent rains start.  Fishing is still lights out and should stay that way until that time.   


Mixed Bag

With high tides last week, I ventured over to the river for a handful of days and we had some decent steelhead action with a few bonus tidewater Kings to add to the mix.  I was back on the Bay yesterday and today and the the action picked up where it left off.  We've been seeing some nice fish!!   All in all its been a week of pretty awesome mixed bag fishing.... 


Lots of 'Butt!

The halibut fishing has been very good, we've been putting limits to the boat on a daily basis this week.  Time permitting, we've also been able to put quality bottomfish in the boat as well.  I have space next week, give me a call to get in on this wonderful fishery! 


Cool Weather, Hot Fishing...

Halibut fishing has been fantastic!  I have some space for the first week of July, which should be a really productive set of tides.  Anybody looking to get out of the heat and catch a bunch of fish should give me a call!  Its a blast!!