How long will we be able to fish?

The fishing industry is seeing new attacks from our legislators about fishing tackle and fishermen should be aware that if we don’t stand up as a group we will all suffer. How many lead items do you have in your tackle box? How many flies do you have that sink or are weighted? How much lead line do you use? What if you had to change any or all of that? If you were to or do have some of these items in your fishing tackle stop and think of what it would cost you to remove any or all  of these items and at what cost! Because we have legislators that do not go fishing and know nothing about fishing think they know what is best for the environment and us. I have watched what has happened to the hunters and hunting industry and if we don’t start taking a stand we will soon find ourselves in the same predicament. So I say you just might want to write a letter to your congressman and your representative and let them know how you feel about removing lead from your fishing tackle. 
We are now experiencing summer weather for the next week or so which could provide some very good trout and down running steelhead fishing in the Upper Trinity and the Upper Klamath. The Sierra’s are starting to produce some very great trout fishing from the information I have received.

This is a repeat notice; The Fish Lake “Kids Fish Derby” is schedule for June 23, 2018, so you might want to mark your calendar. The USFS is having some troubles with the water systems for the camp grounds right now but I really hope that this will be cleared up by the time comes for the “Kids Fishing Derby”. I have been notified that most all of the camp sites in the Mad River Lower Trinity, Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts will be dry camp site due to a problem with having a “certified water person” to take care of the potable water systems at the campsites.

Fishing: For the next couple of weeks the weather is going to be great for fishing or rafting. The Trinity releases are going to be fluctuating between 900cfs and 1,300cfs from June 3 to June 10 and then will start to go down to 750cfs by June 11th with a small bump to 1,050. On June 12th the releases from Lewiston Dam will start to reduce down to summer flows of 450cfs just in time for school being out for summer vacation!! The weatherman says for that week it will be sunny weather and water temperatures will be in the 60’s. All that is needed is for you and your family to be out on the river with your fishing rod for good fishing.

Mid-Klamath: Iron Gate Dam is releasing 1,063cfs today. That is good releases for some great trout fishing in the Upper Klamath between I-5 and the Iron Gate Dam. If you need some information for that section of the river I suggest you contact SC Guide service. If you plan on fishing below I-5 it would be good to contact Marble Mountain Adventures.

Lake Conditions: Whiskeytown is 99% of capacity (an increase of 0%) with inflows of 052cfs and releasing 223cfs into Clear Creek and on to Keswick. Shasta is 87% (a decrease of 1% and 2ft) with inflows of 6,756cfs and releasing 9,250cfs, Keswick is 92% of capacity (an increase of 5%) with inflows of 9,565cfs and releasing 8,983cfs; Oroville Lake is 68% capacity (a decrease of 1% & minus 1ft), inflow is 2,204cfs and releases are 2,040cfs; Folsom Lake is 97% of capacity minus 1%  & minus 1ft.) inflows are 3,760cfs and releases are 3,939cfs.
Trinity Lake: The Lake is 37ft below the overflow (a decrease of 1ft) and 77% of capacity (1% decrease) Inflow to Trinity Lake is 852cfs and Trinity Dam is releasing 2,281cfs to Lewiston Lake with 989cfs going to Whiskeytown Lake and on to the Keswick Power Plant and it is releasing  8,983cfs to the Sacramento River.
Trinity River Flows and Conditions: Lewiston Dam releases are 1,292cfs with water temps of 52.6 degrees and air is 87 at 2:00pm today. Limekiln Gulch is 6ft at 1,386cfs, with water temps of 55.8 degrees.  Douglas City is 7.6t at 1,346cfs, water temps of 56.7 degrees and air is 96. Junction City is 3.1ft at 1,130cfs.  Helena is 10.6ft at 1,248cfs with water temps of 59. Cedar Flat is 4.9ft at 1,604cfs. Willow Creek is estimated at 2,023cfs and air is 87 with water at 62. Hoopa is 13.7ft at 2,495cfs with water temps of 64.8.  Flows at the mouth of the Trinity River at Klamath River are estimated to be 4,953cfs.

Klamath: Iron Gate Dam releases are 1,063cfs.  Seiad Valley is 2.8ft at 1,711cfs. Happy Camp is estimated at 1,864cfs, Salmon River is 2.8ft at 849cfs, Somes Bar is estimated at 1,609cfs and Orleans is 4.2ft. at 2,458cfs and the Klamath River at Terwer Creek is 10.2ft at 7,738cfs, with water temperatures of 64 degrees. Flows at Smith River, Dr. Fine Bridge are 5.8ft at 948cfs.

The low temperatures for Valley last week were 42 to 54 and the high was 92 with 0.00in of rain with a season total of 68.45in of rain with a total of 4.15in of snow. Temperatures in the valley next week are expected get up to 83/45 degrees with some sunshine mixed in and then a week of fun in the sun.

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