Friday, February 11, 2011

The crabbing is the slowest it has been all season. In all fairness, it has been a really good season, so slow for this year is still not bad. It usually slows down for a few weeks this time of year, then a new surge of fresh crabs will come in. My guess is that we'll see those crabs before the end of the month. On another note, Fish and Game's preliminary Sacramento River salmon count numbers are 125,300 adult fall Chinook and 27,500 jacks. 2009 only had 39,500 adult Kings and we got to fish. The season decision process will begin on March 1st from 11:00 to 2:30 when Fish and Game will host the 2011 Salmon Information Meeting at the Sonoma County Water Agency Building at 404 Aviation Boulevard in Santa Rosa. Input from this meeting will help California representatives negotiate season alternatives at the PFMC meeting March 5-10 in Vancouver. It seems like having some pro-fishing voices there might be a good idea. The whole process will take two months.