This year's run is expected to be the best one in seven years. Biologists from the Pacific Fishery Management Council say at least 800,000 Fall Chinook should make their way up the Sacramento River between now and December.
Andrew Hughan with the California Department of Fish and Game says a regular fishing license is all you need to legally fish in most places, "In the Sacramento, American, Mokulumne, and Feather Rivers you don't need any additional stamps for salmon. Up in the Trinity and Klamath, you do. But, the most important thing is the limit is two."
Hughan says game wardens will be out in force to make sure the twenty-inch-size and catch limits are followed.