The annual salmon meeting was held in Santa Rosa on Thursday 2-26, and Captain Roger Thomas of the Golden Gate Salmon Association and skipper of the Salty Lady out of Sausalito called to report that the upcoming season will most likely have fewer restrictions than the 2014 season. In other words, things look good for this season, pending approval from the Pacific Fisheries Management Council during their final meetings in March and April. The only sticking point is the possibility of the lack of winter-run salmon creating some additional restrictions. Salmon fishermen better enjoy the coming season since 2016 doesn’t look too promising with the effects of four years of drought starting to rear its ugly head.
Department of F & W officials report that most all of the out migrating juvenile salmon in 2014 likely perished due to warm low flows in 2014. One reason to be hopeful of better fishing in 2015 is that most of the hatchery produced fish were trucked to San Pablo and Suisun bays. This was thanks to a big push that the