Salmon fishing hasn't been this good in well over thirty years. Salmon - big ones - seem to be there for the taking. Commercial fishers and recreational fishers are having the best luck lately. It's heartening to know these fish are back in such abundance.
Jack Likins went out from Point Arena with two friends. Here's what he had to say:
"Ken Bailey, Pat Killen and I went out salmon fishing yesterday. We arrived at the Point Arena Pier at 7 am and were 8th in line for launching our boat. By the time we got our boat in the water at 8 am there were already people returning with their limits of salmon. We had our limit (2 fish per person) by about noon. It seemed like almost all the returning boats were limiting out with big fish."
Here's a photo of Pat holding a 22 pound Salmon. What a beauty!
Thanks to Jack for allowing me to share his photo with you here.