The latest Salmon forecast is better than last year in the
Sacramento area and potentially fantastic in the northern part of
California. The forecast has people stocking up on bait
Biologists from the Pacific Fishery Management Council have
forecast 436,000 Fall Chinook will come up the Sacramento River to
Alan Fong manages Fisherman's Warehouse on Folsom
Boulevard. He's happy with the forecast.
FONG: "Business last year was really booming for salmon
because it was closed for a couple of years. Hopefully, this year,
you know, they'll open it up and fishing will be good and guys will
be out on the river. You could walk across the boats last
year, there's so many people out there."
246,000 salmon can be caught before the season is
closed. It's a sign that the population continues to recover
from the abysmal 2008 and 2009 seasons.
The news is even better for the Klamath River.
Biologists say expect four times the number of Fall Chinook
compared to last year.