Chinook Salmon

Fingerling Chinook salmon are dumped into a holding pen as they are transfered from a truck into the Sacramento River on March 25, 2014 in Rio Vista, California. Low water levels on the Sacramento River forced wildlife officials to truck more than 400,000 fingerling Chinook salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson to the Sacramento River in Rio Vista, a nearly 300 mile journey. The fish usually make the trip on their own but would risk be targets of predator fish.

Stretch Of Sacramento River Closed To Fishing After Drought Conditions Threaten Chinook Population

Late rains and high temperatures during California’s drought led to the destruction of millions of Chinook eggs and the loss of an entire class of winter-run Chinook salmon.

04/28/2015

Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists rescue a lost Chinook Salmon.

Drought: All This Rain Is Confusing NorCal Salmon — They Keep Getting Lost

With all the rain we’ve been having, one would think it would be good thing for the imperiled salmon population. It would be if all that new fresh water wasn’t so confusing. The salmon keep getting lost. Instead of migrating to their spawning ground, they wind up swimming up a ditch and ultimately into a death trap.

12/04/2014

Salmon filets. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Narsai David: How To Cook California King Salmon

My favorite fish of all is now in season. There’s a reason Chinook is known as California king salmon. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the king of all fish.

06/20/2014

Salmon Tanker Truck

Chinook Salmon Hit The Highway To Complete Drought-Hampered Migration

Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California’s historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon.

06/15/2014

Baby salmon are released from a tanker truck to a fish hatchery in Rio Vista, March 25, 2014. (CBS)

State Wildlife Officials Relocate Salmon By Truck Due To Drought

State and federal fishing officials are relocating salmon by the truckload from five Northern California hatcheries to help their migration to the ocean as drought conditions are expected to worsen.

03/25/2014

A chinook salmon (Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Fisherman Optimistic As State Fish & Wildlife Says Salmon Season Looking Good

The State Department of Fish and Wildlife held its annual salmon meeting in Santa Rosa Thursday and local fisherman are optimistic.

02/28/2013

King salmon, also known as chinook

1000s Of Salmon Released Into The Bay For 8th Annual Tiburon Event

Thousands of baby salmon were released into the Bay Saturday morning as part of the 8th Annual Salmon Release at Blackie’s Pasture in Tiburon.

05/05/2012

Salmon filets. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pacific Fishermen Prepare For Big Salmon Season

The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved salmon seasons that provide ample fishing time for commercial and recreational anglers in California, Oregon and Washington.

04/06/2012

King salmon, also known as chinook

California Salmon Season To Run Normal Length

For the first time in four years California’s recreational Chinook salmon fishermen are gearing up for what is expected to be a normal-length season.

CBS San Francisco–04/01/2011