Outdoors: State Fish and Game Commission approves river salmon seasons

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California river anglers can look forward to an improved salmon fishing season on both the Central Valley and Klamath-Trinity River systems this year, due to the higher numbers of fall Chinooks projected to return to both watersheds.

On May 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to approve salmon seasons and bag and possession limits on the Sacramento and Klamath/Trinity river systems at its teleconference meeting in Sacramento.

“A projected return of 379,600 spawning Sacramento River fall-run Chinook Salmon to Central Valley rivers has allowed fishery managers to return to a two salmon daily limit with four salmon in possession,” according to a statement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Last year, due to forecasted lower salmon returns, anglers in the Sacramento River Basin were only allowed a one fish bag limit with two fish in possession. The Klamath River fall Chinook salmon ocean abundance forecast of 274,200 adults allows anglers a daily limit of two Chinook salmon, no more than one of which may be greater than 22 inches, and a possession limit of six, of which only three may be greater than 22 inches, according to the CDFW.

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