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River is clearing

February 13, 2015

After the last series of storms, the lake filled enough to rise above the mud hole it was prior. The tributaries are running pretty clear as well, contributing to it’s clarity, It is actually starting to look pretty good. We just need some cold storms to increase our snow pack, so we have a little sustainability for the warmer months. I saw some stoneflies coming off yesterday afternoon which is a good sign. We had such fun late last winter, catching a lot of nice fish on the surface during these afternoon hatches. I am looking foreword to a decient repeat.
Scott

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Water release

September 2, 2014

The Trinity river started increasing it’s flows on Sept. 24th to 2400 cfs. to relieve warm water temperatures in the lower Klamath to protect our indangered fish, (Most of which are bound for the colder waters of the Trinity). As a result it is moving a lot of Salmon and Steelhead staged at the lower Klamath below Blue crk. up the Trinity river to colder water. We should be experiencing some good late summer early fall fishing very soon, especially in the mid to lower Trinity. The Trinity is currently flowing at 950 cfs on it’s way down to 450 cfs. around the 12th of Sept.

Steelhead on dry’s

March 2, 2014

If you ever wanted to catch a ¬†Steelhead on a dry fly in California, now is your window of opportunity.We got one nice wild Steelhead yesterday and a 14″ Brown on a dry, missed 2 more larger browns on dries. The large May flies are ranging form size 10#-12#, and the hatches are ¬†lasting up to 2 hours. The fish are in great shape.

Come and try it!!

Here is a shot of the wild hen.

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Steelheading is low & SLOWwwww

January 14, 2014

We need some rain bad. The Trinity is one of the few rivers in the state where you still have a chance at a steelhead, but it is tough. If you are wanting to fish two handed head down river below Canyon Crk. and leave your hand-grernade Skaget lines at home. Bring your Scandi or Skandit lines, something with a subtle presentation with a light sinking leader with a long tippet. use a small dark leach in the morning and a larger rubber leg stone in the afternoon. Stealth is the key. If you have to catch a fish, I would recommend (Lewiston Lake) it is still fishing well for rainbows Stripping leaches.

Boney fishing on the Trinity

November 20, 2013

The Trinity is running low and clear, making for some pretty rocky fishing.
(glad I have an inflatable) We did get just over an inch of rain in the last 48 hrs so that should move some fish around. We have been scraping a few fish out swinging dark leaches and wet flies. Lewiston Lake is fishing well if you have a boat.
Here are a couple of recent shots.
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Trinity Steelhead

October 24, 2013

The Steelhead fishing on the Trinity is up and down, you have to dig them out. They just reduced the flow to 300 cfs which moved some fish around. We are getting a few fish on muddlers and string leaches. The warm afternoons a bringing some nice hatches and I saw some fish rising to them yesterday, but did not try for one. It is pretty special catching Steelhead in a tee shirt. photo[1] photo’s onephotoIMGP0088

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Salmon starting to show

June 10, 2013

Things have been a little slow in the river with nothing to report since the high flows started. We are now entering fishable flows in the upper river, there are several reports of nice fish being taken at the falls, and I saw my first Salmon roll behind my house this morning. So it’s time to start thinking Salmon, the upper river is under 900 cfs perfect for drifting. Lewiston lake has been fishing OK, with some good dry activity in late afternoon. There also have been some good reports of Bass and rainbows being caught at the north end of Trinity Lake.

March 15, 2013

UnknownIMG_0248The Steelhead fishing on the Trinity is still going strong. We are catching a mix of Steelhead and brown’s, swinging nymph’s, and using dry flies in the afternoons when the hatches come off (which is a real bonus.) There is also a real nice late push of fresh fish coming through with a mix of spawned fish mixed in. The fishing should remain strong until the juvenile fish being released today overtake the river. It will probably take a couple of weeks, at that time it would be a great time to introduce a beginner to fly fishing with a guarantee of catching a fish.
Her are a couple current shots.

Steelhead are still here

February 5, 2013

The Steelhead fishing on the Trinity is still going strong. We are catching a mix of Steelhead and brown’s, swinging nymph’s, and using dry flies in the afternoons when the hatches come off (which is a real bonus.) There is also a real nice late push of fresh fish coming through with a mix of spawned fish mixed in. The fishing should remain strong until the juvenile fish being released today overtake the river. It will probably take a couple of weeks, at that time it would be a great time to introduce a beginner to fly fishing with a guarantee of catching a fish.
Her are a couple current shots.

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SPRINGERS SLOWING

August 28, 2012

The spring run Chinook are coming to a close, with the fall run right on their tails. We are having good reports of fish in the lower river, The increase in flows, currently at 1050 cfs is making a difference in the run. The current high flows are scheduled to continue till the last week in Sept. Here are a couple current shots of some spring fish.

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