Sounds like a great time! Here’s the press release from The Nature Conservancy:
The Nature Conservancy would like to invite you, friends and family out to the Shasta Big Springs Ranch “Open Ranch” on October 22nd, 2011 to view spawning Fall Chinook. This year’s salmon run is a big one and we encourage everyone to come out and welcome the fish back to the Shasta River Watershed as they complete their migration. Shasta Big Springs Ranch
Come observe the annual run of Fall Chinook in the Shasta River. Watch female salmon guard and build nests and males compete with each other for spawning opportunities. Staff from The Nature Conservancy and the Department of Fish and Game will be available to answer questions and lead short walks to see spawning salmon.
Where: Parking near the Louie Road bridge over the Shasta River (4 miles east of I-5 on Louie Road)
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm