North Coast salmon season expected to be most prosperous since 2014
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2 months ago by Keith Worrall 52
Modified Mar 25th, 2019 at 11:51 AM
There’s some good news this spring for the Northern California fishing fleet, which is looking forward to more available salmon this season compared with recent years.
Local fishermen and women hope to get out on the water earlier, as well, perhaps by May 1.
“Guys are kind of excited, because it looks like we’re going to get more time on the water, so that’s a better chance at catching some fish,” said Lorne Edwards, a veteran fisherman of 30 seasons and president of the Fishermen’s Marketing Association of Bodega Bay.
Restrictions remain inevitable, but the official forecast released last month suggests there are more spawning-age king salmon out in the ocean waiting to be caught than since 2014.
Deckhand Dana Amundsen prepares the New Sea Angler for the salmon fishing season in Bodega Bay on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)