If you think you can take for granted salmon fishing in California, think again. We lost it in 2008 and ’09. Without engagement, we could lose it again.
We’ve made renewing or becoming a 2021 GSSA member more fun. When you renew, sign up a friend, or make a donation (all tax-deductible), you will be entered into a raffle to win one of 35 great prizes which you can check out here.
Dave Hurley’s Salmon Tip of the Week
Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle in Auburn reported continued slow action for most anglers working below the Nimbus Dam to the mouth with some trying three times for nothing while others landed up to 3 steelhead for five grabs on copper-bladed spoons. Flows Sunday at Fair Oaks remained low, dropping to 1207 cfs…
All the major salmon rivers in California are now dammed, cutting off access to habitat and the natural flows salmon need to survive. River banks, side channels, and floodplains, all needed to rear salmon, have been badly altered.
Restoring some semblance of more natural river conditions, with adequate cold water flows, and bank, side channel and floodplain habitat is needed to restore salmon. Maximizing hatchery production is needed to keep the industry viable.
News & Features
Become a Member and Support GSSA
GSSA is grateful for a diverse membership that includes informed consumers, commercial fishermen, commercial fleet professionals, environmentalists, scientists, business owners, and chefs and restaurant owners. Your membership directly supports the critical work of GSSA and reflects your commitment to local salmon.
Main Conservation Partners
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Defenders of Wildlife
The Bay Institute
Restore the Delta