The official announcement from Fish and Game on salmon season:
Point Arena to Pigeon Point (San Francisco):
♦ April 3-30, 2010*
- 2 salmon per day of any species except coho
- minimum size limit: 20 inches total length
* In mid-April, the Pacific Fishery Management Council and California Fish and Game Commission will determine the ocean salmon sport seasons in effect on or after May 1, 2010.
Sport season options currently being evaluated can be found at www.pcouncil.org.
So, you for sure have part of April to fish for salmon. Sharpen up those barbless hooks, or better yet, buy new gear. This opener is more about the economy than the fish, so please do your part.