Action Alert! Ask San Francisco to do its part to protect salmon and the environment.

If you live in San Francisco, or have family or friends that do, please help us urge San Francisco Mayor London Breed to hire a new general manager to run the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission who reflects San Francisco’s values and leadership in protecting the environment and the City’s salmon fishing industry.

Dave Hurley’s Salmon Tip of the Week

Update 4/2/21

Lake Berryessa– King salmon are also found under the Putah Bridge with Gitzits tipped with an anchovy fillet. The lake held at 72 percent.
Folsom Lake– Jerry Lampkin of TNG Motorsports and Guide Service said, “The king salmon bite remains the same as we are finding kings in the 20-inch/3-pound range with pearl hoochies behind a Crush Dodger. 

Lake Oroville– The numbers of king salmon have been down, but the quality remains excellent as fish to over 6 pounds have been landed this week with Brad’s Cut Plugs tipped with anchovies or pearl hoochies with a dodger at depths from 40 to 60 feet.

The Problem

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. 

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The Solution

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.

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Golden State Salmon Rebuilding Plan

GSSA has developed a science-based plan that prioritizes restoration of salmon through a series of hatchery, habitat, and water flow improvements.  Science shows that leaving more water in the rivers is the single best thing to do to help salmon. 

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GSSA’s Mission

GSSA’s mission is to restore California salmon for their economic, recreational, commercial, environmental, cultural and health values.

GSSA, a Broad Coalition

GSSA is a coalition that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen, related businesses, restaurants, a native tribe, environmentalists, elected officials, families, and communities that rely on salmon.  GSSA has a board comprised of representatives of this diverse community, which reaches from Oregon to the Central Coast, through the Bay-Delta and up a dozen rivers in the Central Valley.

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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.

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Main Conservation Partners

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Defenders of Wildlife

The Bay Institute
Sierra Club
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