With roughly three and a half weeks until the 2016 King Salmon season opens on the Sacramento River, the anticipation builds. The Sacramento River from Colusa, Ca to Red Bluff, Ca has been fairly quiet since the big spring spawn of the striped bass migration up the river. With only the "die hards" and the "weekend warriors" being the only source of activity on the Sacramento River in its northern section. That's all about to change on July 16, 2016. An armada of big aluminum jet boats and smaller private vessels are going to be occupying the river in its extremities on a six month pursuit of the migrating Chinook (King) Salmon. "With the outlook of our current reservoir storage and the overall water abundance we have in Northern California, we can expect a packed and very busy salmon season on the Sacramento River. Chinook Salmon abundance reports from state and federal agencies are lower than we expected. But in the same respect they changed their formula of prediction this year before the counts were done," reports Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com. The bottom line Mike continues to explain is that the Sacramento River system has water. This is something the fishermen have struggled with the past two seasons. The general outlook from the majority of senior guides on the river is a positive one. With some salmon already being seen in the system and the big run of fish this full moon cycle will push up the river, we can finally again expect an opening day to celebrate.