View Full Version : Humboldt Bay Sharkin 10-3

10-03-2007, 09:59 PM
I headed out for some sharkin tonight with some friends, in a few hours at the turn of the tide we ended up with 7 hookups and 5 landed (I lost two, one of which snapped my 40lb steel leader! :'( ). It was a mix of brown smoothounds and spiny dogfish.

It was a fun night, the bite was never hot but steady for a few hours. All fish were caught on herring the first two hours of the new tide(outgoing). We'll be back at it later this week.

Here's a pic of the biggest of the night:


10-04-2007, 06:39 AM
kool, sounds like fun.

10-04-2007, 06:59 AM
Keep on catching and keep on posting. Its probally time for me to get rid of my old rusty leaders so that doesnt happen to me this weekend.

10-04-2007, 07:14 AM
thats the biggest smoothhound i seen

10-04-2007, 02:17 PM
thats the biggest smoothhound i seen

thats a spiny dogfish

10-04-2007, 02:28 PM
It's actually been a topic of discussion all day. :o

It's not a dogfish unless both spines were broken off, and it's also a strange color for a dogfish.That being said, I also don't think it's a smooth hound, if it was the anal fin should be directly under the 2nd dorsal.

So my best guess it was a soupfin, but maybe somebody else has an idea.

10-04-2007, 02:49 PM
I see what you're saying about it missing that anal fin... strange....

The spiny dogfish DOES NOT have that anal fin, but you said it didnt have any spikes... nothing behind the pecs or dorsal huh?

Soupfin has a small anal fin directly under the second dorsal...


10-04-2007, 03:11 PM
Well, my best guess is that it is a spiny dogfish, but is missing both spines. It seems like the most logical answer to me.

10-04-2007, 06:10 PM
Where do you fish up there? I was up there working the last two days, and forgot :-/ :'( to bring my rods! I am up there all the time, so some intel as to where to fish the bay there would be fantastic!

10-04-2007, 07:36 PM
We pretty much fish off of the old railroad bridge on Old Samoa Blvd. Where Mad River Slough comes into the bay. You can also fish behind target at the mouth of Eureka Slough or off the rock pile jetty in King Salmon.

We just got back a few minutes ago and got rained out a few bited but no fish.

10-04-2007, 07:57 PM
i wanna catch wanna those things!