SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State wildlife officials say Northern California fishermen could be treated to an abundant salmon season this fall, despite the lingering drought.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday its forecast includes a strong return of more than 650,000 adult king salmon from the Sacramento River.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says ( the forecast represents about an 18 percent increase from a year ago.

Commercial and sport anglers say the outlook is good, particularly given their experiences in 2008 and 2009, when low salmon stocks cancelled the commercial season entirely.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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