Ryan Revnak and Zach Sigler are finding a lot of dead fish in the Sacramento River this year, and that's just what they like to see.
State and federal officials have spent millions of dollars to make sure Chinook salmon thrive in the Sacramento River and its tributaries.
So hundreds of dead salmon in the river means they have been swimming back to the river from the Pacific Ocean to finish out their life cycle by spawning and dying.
"This is a positive change from the past four years or so," said Doug Killam, an environmental scientist for the state Department of Fish and Game. "This allows us to set how many fish can be taken the following year."
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