Ocean Salmon Season Off To A Great Start

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California’s recreational salmon season, which opened late last month, is too a fantastic start around Bay Area waters. Check out this from NBC Bay Area:

Since the opening of the season between Point Arena and Pigeon Point on June 17, recreational skippers have reported packed boats with anglers catching limits of two fish apiece.

“Epic salmon fishing,” Davis said. “The best we’ve seen in a lotta, lotta years.” …

… Ecologists say recent measures by state hatchery managers to truck salmon smolts lower in the river systems to give them a better chance at survival during California’s drought are helping.

John McManus, director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association, said some of the larger fish getting hauled in this year may be the result of those efforts in 2015.