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Stone Lagoon Strike-Out 3-30-2011


Today I fished Stone Lagoon.  I'm sure this comes as no surprise - I caught nothing. I didn't even see any fish.  The water was chocolate colored .. and just plain muddy close to shore.  :-\

But it was still a great day.  It's so beautiful here in Humboldt.  I put in at the lagoons "information center" off 101 at about 1:30 pm. It was bright & sunny, but I could see the fog bank just at the shoreline. It seemed like a good idea to stay close to the place I put in and that turned out to be smart because a heavy fog came shortly after I got OTW. It was very foggy and somewhat windy the entire time I was out.  I stayed close to shore on the east side.  I can see how easy it would be to become disoriented.  Yes -- I had my compass with me and I know how to use it but I don't know this water and I was alone, so I did not venture far afield.  I trolled and cast my kastmasters with the single barbless hooks and got to enter my first 0 on my steelhead card.  :D

There were a few fly fishermen along the bank & I spoke with one who said the fishing was "pretty good."  But I didn't see him catch anything nor did he have any fish.  He claimed the fish were moving from the breech to the east side of the lagoon and then heading "up the creek."  I have no idea if that's true or not.

I took two pics, one from my kayak looking to the south end of the lagoon in the fog and one from my car at the north end of the lagoon looking south.  The breech is on the south end of the lagoon.  Will try to post here.

I stopped at Big Lagoon on my drive up and the water at the boat ramp is the same chocolate color there.  With that in mind, I think I'm going back to freshwater lagoon tomorrow to finish off my trip uh here.  I have to drive home to LA on Friday -- and I need to keep an eye on that mud slide at Garberville.

So -- tomorrow, back to freshwater lagoon!  ;)

It's interesting posting pix here.  Let's see if I can get the other one posted.

Yeah, I'm hoping they'll up the memory capability of attachments...

Thx for posting!

At least you got out on the water....
101 is toast for now and the last I heard from sohum is the roads are restricted to the locals. Those roads are sketchy at best anyway.

Thanks for sharing, the Humboldt lagoons are pretty cool!


That still wont slow me down gettin to the Cove! ;D


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