"Sacramento Valley Anglers Gear Up for Salmon Fishing's Return"

"Tackle shops are restocking custom lures, guides are booking trips, and anglers are getting ready: Salmon are coming back to the Sacramento Valley.

It has been four years since the region enjoyed full recreational fishing access to the majestic chinook salmon, a result of cutbacks caused by a steep decline in the fall run.

Today in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission is expected to reinstate normal fishing rules in the Sacramento, American and Feather rivers for the first time since 2007, thanks to a rebound in the population. That means six months of fishing, starting July 16."

Matt Weiser reports for the Sacramento Bee April 21, 2011.


"Leukemia-Type Virus May Be Killing Fraser River Salmon" (McClatchy)

Source: Sacramento Bee, 04/22/2011