July 9, 2012

The river is finally low enough to start Salmon fishing and give a report. There are salmon showing up the entire river, it is currently flowing at about 1200 cfs. We are getting fish mainly trolling k-15 Quickfish. All reports are leading to a great run!!


hatchery release

March 13, 2012

It is time for the hatchery to do it’s annual yearling release of Steelhead and Coho Salmon. They are releasing 800,000 Steelhead and 500,000 silver Salmon. The steeled will average about 6″-8″ in length while the larger silvers can get up to 14″. They will start the release on the 15th. While this may make it a little tuffer fishing for adults, IT IS A GREAT TIME TO INTRODUCE A CHILD OR A NOVICE TO FLY FISHING WITH GUARANTEED RESULTS. So grab that spouse/friend/child and get them up here and have some fun with them.I am available for lessons if you need some help The days have been pretty nice lately but it looks like some decent rain this week. The river is currently off color from the rain last night

Here is a nice brown caught this weekend.

Steelhead on Dry’s

March 3, 2012

Fishing on the Trinity is pretty fun right now if you want to get a nice fish on a dry. With the warm afternoons we have been getting some pretty good May-Fly hatches,catching both Steelhead and Browns in the 2-6lb range. March is going to be the last month to get some nice fish,before they release the smolts at the end of the month.



December 20, 2011

The Trinity River is about as low as you are going to see it. It is flowing at 300 cfs with very little help from the tributaries. our last decent storm was the beginning of Oct. The water temp is around 40 degrees and the bite is slow, with most of our hook ups coming in the warmer afternoons with the bug activity.Rubber leg stones #10 and small PT’s #14 later in the afternoon. Here are a couple recient shotss



Steelhead are here

October 24, 2011

The Steelhead started showing a couple of weeks ago, and we are having some pretty good days with very little boat traffic. The weather has been in the 80’s the last few days which makes the afternoon bite a little tough, but where can you go to catch a steelhead in a t-shirt !!
Here are some photo’s from last week.

Steelhead showing

September 14, 2011

The spring run of Chinook was very good this year, with a healthy fallow up of fall fish right now. I have never seen so many Jack’s in the river, I hope it is a good thing. The best news is we are seeing some early Steelhead mixed in. It should be a good season.

Jack Attack

August 7, 2011

The river is back to it’s mandated summer flow of 450cfs, which it will hold until mid October.
The Spring run of Chinook Salmon looks to be the best in a few years, The fish are real bright. We are experiancing a large amount of Jacks this run. We went 6 for seven a couple of days ago landing only Jacks.
Here are a couple of shots.
(The shot of the kids are my niece and nephew with his first fish.)

River finally down

July 27, 2011

The river is currently running at 750cfs and will drop to its summer flow of 450cfs in a few days for the balance  of the summer. We are currently catching some nice spring run Salmon,German Browns, and a few summer run Steelhead in the 4-5lb Range. lewiston Lake is fishing well with Midges on the surface, and small leach patterns with slime lines.

Trinity Roaring

May 3, 2011

The Trinity is up to 10,000 cfs peaking at 11,000 for 3 days tomarrow . I am heading to Mexico for a couple of weeks, I will give report on Lewiston Lake when I return.


River Flows High

March 22, 2011

The Fishing on NorCal rivers is going to be tough all over. The Trinity behind the house is running about 1800 cfs and pea green. It just starts to clear and the next storm arrives. The ground is so saturated that it blows out and doesn’t clear fast as usual. I have rescheduled my last 6 trips because of poor conditions. We are supposed to be getting several more storms with a break around the first of April. I can’t complain as the lake will probably fill this year. It looks as though they have released the annual smolts which will complicate things even more, I have seen Eagles and Ospreys with small fish indicating the release. (Hang in there things can only improve as long as we have water.)