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Salmon Seasons Set for Ocean and Inland Waters

Salmon Seasons Set for Ocean and Inland Waters

The California Fish and Game Commission adopted recreational ocean and inland salmon season regulations as presented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on April 18. Ocean salmon season dates and management measures are set to coincide with the alternatives adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council for…


California Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 6

California Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 6

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) announce the recreational salmon season from Horse Mountain, Humboldt County (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S. – Mexico border will open on Saturday, April 6, 2013. In the fall of 2012, nearly 35,500…


Stranded Chinook Salmon Successfully Rescued from ButteCreek of California

State and federal fisheries experts have successfully captured and transported 26 spring run Chinook salmon stranded in Butte Creek near Chico. The fish, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, had stopped their migratory journey through the lower reach of the river because of rising water…


Coleman National Fish Hatchery Meets its Central Valley Fall Chinook Salmon Egg Collection Target

Earlier this year it was projected that the returns of adult fall Central Valley Chinook salmon would be the lowest on record. With fewer fish returning, there was much concern that hatcheries in the Central Valley might be unable to secure enough spawning adults and collect enough eggs to meet…


Record Size Chinook Salmon Found on California DFG Survey of Lower Battle Creek

One of the biggest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was found dead of natural causes in lower Battle Creek near Red Bluff last month. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists measured to estimate what the live weight of the dead fish would have been. A standard size-to-weight formula…


18th Annual Return of the Salmon Festival Takes Place October 18 at Coleman National Fish Hatchery

This is a family event to celebrate the fall Chinook salmon returning to Battle Creek and the hatchery. Visitors will be able to observe all aspects of the day-to-day hatchery operations; spawning, egg incubation, and juvenile rearing. Information sites are located on the hatchery grounds for visitors to learn more…


Salmon Fishing Opportunities Increase Along the Washington Coast Beginning Aug. 26

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be able to fish for salmon seven days a week along most of the Washington coast beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The new rules will increase fishing opportunities at Westport (Marine Area 2), La Push (Marine Area…


Michigan DNR Offers Women’s Fly Fishing for Chinook Salmon Workshop Sept. 12-14

The Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is offering an exciting program, Sept. 12-14, for women who are interesting in experiencing the thrill of fishing the Pere Marquette River for big chinook salmon using a fly rod while fishing from a drift boat. The Orvis-endorsed Pere Marquette River…


New Salmon and Steelhead Regulations on Klamath and Trinity

New fishing regulations to increase the possession limit of returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon from four to six along the Klamath River system become effective Aug. 15. The California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations increasing the possession limit at their June 28, 2008 meeting in Upland to reflect an…


Study Suggests Upper Klamath Lake Can Support Juvenile Salmon

13:11:53Young Chinook Salmon should be able to grow and develop in the waters of Upper Klamath Lake and the Williamson River, according to a new study. That could be the first step in a journey back to ancestral waters for fall-run Chinook salmon. Researchers found that water-quality conditions in those…