Okay, folks let’s get real here. While things like poor ocean conditions, pollution and habitat loss contribute significantly to the decline of our Salmon fishery here in California, the number one hurdle our fish face is a lack of water.
Water that gets sucked…in obscene amounts…out of our rivers and down into the arid portions of Central and Southern California is the major culprit. It’s an undeniable fact.
The ever-thirsty water barons to our south have extremely deep pockets and the only way we have a chance to keep some of it for our fish is to band together — sport salmon anglers, commercial trollers, striper fishermen, sturgeon chasers, bass anglers, kokanee fans, etc. We need a unified front because water (and lack thereof) effects everybody.
Now, here’s where I challenge you to step up and do your part. The Golden Gate Salmon Association is dedicated to getting us all on one team…and then, as a united voice, we can fight the big boys down in Fresno and keep our water and preserve and enhance fish populations.
Time to put your money where your mouth is: Join GGSA now! It’s a good group of people who know what they’re doing and will, if you help, make a difference. We need your support now…and so do the fish!
The inaugural Sacramento Membership Dinner is coming up fast — April 26. Tickets are $75/person or $800 for a table of 8 people (which includes $200 worth of raffle tickets and a chance at a Yamaha outboard). I’ll be there and so will lots of other industry folks who are fighting for the fish. The menu looks spectacular and there’s free drinks until 7:30!
Plus, you can’t believe all the cool raffle and auction gifts available (including plenty of guided salmon trips from Nor Cal guides, myself included). There will be special guest speakers and all kinds of fun. And by the way, a dinner ticket also buys you a membership into GGSA!
So, please consider this an investment in your own fishing future and join us for dinner in Sacramento (the event is at the Scottish Rite Temple and begins at 5:30 pm). For more details, log onto www.GoldenGateSalmonAssociation.com