About Fishing the North Coast

Kenny Priest operates Fishing the North Coast, a fishing guide service based out of Humboldt County specializing in salmon and steelhead. I offer guided fishing adventures in Northern California on the Klamath, Smith, Eel, and Van Duzen rivers. 

I also write a weekly fishing column titled “Fishing the North Coast”, which is published every Thursday in the North Coast Journal. “Fishing the North Coast” offers anglers year-round information on ocean sport fishing as well as information on the Klamath, Smith, Mad, Van Duzen, Eel and Chetco Rivers.

My fishing reports are also featured in the Friday edition of the USA Fishing HotsheetNorCal Fishing Reports and My Outdoor Buddy website. You can listen to my reports every Saturday on the radio during the Outdoor Show out of Sacramento with Bob Simms on KFBK 1530 am and iHeart Radio.

Klamath River at Blue Creek

Fishing has been my passion since I was a child growing up in Lodi. I recently became a licensed fishing guide and am looking forward to showing others the fantastic fishing opportunities the North Coast has to offer.

In addition to river fishing, I have spent many years on the ocean fishing out of Fort Bragg, Eureka and Crescent City. I can help put you in touch with many Charter Boat Captains who fish out of Humboldt Bay and Trinidad as well as Crescent City.

I’m a member of the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA.org). We are a non-profit organization of more than 2,000 guides and sportsmen in Northern California who aim to protect and increase hunting and fishing opportunities in the state. We work closely with other conservation organizations. Please visit NCGASA.org to learn more on how you can help ensure our fishing and hunting right for future generations.

Contact me at:
Email: kenny@fishingthenorthcoast.com
Phone: (707) 496-8671