Q. How many people are fishing for salmon? A. So far this year Fish and Game has sold 33,917 salmon permits. Of those, 15,514 are part of the "Sportsman's Package" multi-permit license. We don't know how many of them are using the salmon permit that comes with the package, but even if none of them were using the permit, that would still leave 18,403 salmon anglers. Thursday, May 31, was a big day, with 700 permits sold that day alone. We'll compile a better estimate of anglers after the seasons.