I have been chasing Chinook salmon in the Central Valley rivers since early June…catching them for scientific research in some cases, catching them for fun, food & profit in others.
Either way, it’s been a long season and I’m finally calling it quits for 2012. I’m happy to report that the Chinook numbers in the rivers seemed solid, though the final counts have yet to come in.
Hopefully, we will get plenty of rain this winter and that ocean conditions will remain healthy. If so, we should see more good fishing in the years to come!
Though most of us (myself included) have never met Jarrod Plaskett, he’s clearly one of us. And, sadly, we have a man down.
Jarrod, who is crazy for fishing, was injured at work in a tree removal project in Sonoma, CA on Nov. 8 and is currently in the ICU and awaiting surgery. According to his friend Jake White, it is unknown exactly what the final outcome will be, but as of right now we know that he is in critical care and he will be going through surgery.
This injury was not Jarrod’s fault in any way, shape or form, but regardless he is now paying the consequences. It is expected he will contact a workers compensation attorney. But of course, for now, his main aim will be to get through this surgery and on the road to recovery.
In other words, Jarrod needs our help.
“His road to recovery will be a long one and I please ask that anyone who knows Jarrod or who feels compelled to help please donate to this fund,” says White. “Jarrod is an amazing 33-year-old man who will need tons of support and donations in the months to come to help with the recovery process. If you cannot donate please like and share the need.”
To help out with any type of donation (even just a couple bucks helps!), click here: HELP JARROD
Wild Chinook salmon runs on Northern California’s Eel River have been making a great comeback and this fall’s run looks to be the largest one since the 1950’s!
Before the first significant rains of the season, over 10,000 are estimated to have entered the Main Eel and, since fresh fish enter the system all the way into January, biologists figure the final number could hit the 20,000 to 30,000 mark!
Read the entire story at the Willits News
Perhaps the ghastly remains of the last angler who dared fish the Haunted Hole deep in the canyon…? New evidence that the Blair Witch really exists? Could there possibly be cannibals living in the Sierra Nevada mountains? Or maybe Sasquatch has been lurking in these parts?
Evil spirits aside, we went trout fishing anyway and caught a bunch of nice browns…