The California Department of Fish and Game has finally made their announcement that fishing for salmon is going to be allowed for all the sport anglers and fishermen who are wanting to put their fishing poles in the water this year. It was a very long and drawn out process to get things all squared away, but the fish seem to be doing well and its time to go salmon fishing in April.
Several members of the Department of Fish and Game testified in Sacramento early last week and there were also many reports this week that the King Salmon that are out in the Pacific off the California Coast are well above the numbers they have been in the previous years. It is thought that there might be more than 750,000 king salmon roaming the salt waters off the coast right now.
This is great news for all the local salmon fishermen who have been banned from fishing in recent years. Along with the news, it is expected to be the biggest opening day of California Salmon Sport Fishing in history this year. There has been a bit of a scare in some parts of the coast recently due to the tsumani warnings from a few days ago, but that has for the most part died down. The harbors all along the coast are getting ready and the local bait and tackle shops are stocking up to fulfill the needs of the salmon fishermen as well. You should start shopping around for frozen sardines and anchovies to catch the salmon with, because they just may be in short supply come April.