By: Gary Blasi

It’s been a very odd year on California’s North Coast. This El Nino has things weird. Conditions have been changing hourly, which has made the salmon go to the bottom, them go away and then come back. Everyday has been different. There hasn’t been a pattern we can follow.

Basically, there’s a warm water mass that’s off California that’s larger than ever. Salmon generally like 50-54 degree water. We are fishing in 60-degre