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Trinity River Fishing Report

written by
E. B. Duggan, phone: 530-629-3554,

Good Fish’en and Good Luck but remember:
“Keep your tip up with a tight line lands fish.”

  • Trinity River is on the Downflow
    We had some rain this past week but not enough to help Trinity Lake. The good news is the river at Willow Creek is dropping and some fun can be had fishing for trout and smolt with ultralight gear. Kimtu and Big Rock are fishy for those little guys. It is mostly catch and release …

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  • Spring flows
     As most of you know by now the Trinity River Releases are in process and the river is very high, good for rafting and great for kayaking but terrible for fishing. With the spring flushing the hatchery releases and native hatchings are moving downriver. This is the science from the ROD and TRRP. (Record of …

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  • Water, how will we get some?
    We are in our third year of drought and the California Reservoir System is in trouble for water storage. Of the 17 reservoirs for the Central Valley Water Project only 7 of them are over 50% of capacity. The Governor has declared a water disaster and has recommend that ALL Water Districts should cut back …

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  • Spring has Sprung
     Last Sunday, Spring came upon us with light showers, since then we have experienced nice weather with the possibility of another light set of showers to close this weekend. I don’t foresee any other moisture in the near future. Spring is supposed to bring rain but I think this year we are going to see …

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  • PFMC 1st Alternatives Out!
     The Pacific Fisheries Management Council first alternatives for ocean fishing are out and they look a little better than last year. We still have next month for the final recommendations to come out but from what I was able to find out was most recommendations for Ocean and In-River salmon quotas were a little better …

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  • Covid, Covid, Covid!
    When will it end? You take the shots, take the booster, now they say you may have to take another booster. I think most of us are fed up with the mandates and masks and no masks. Does Dr. Fauci really know where COVID is going or is he just guessing? They say if you …

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  • Nice weather, now rain
    We have seen some nice weather for the last three weeks with no rain and no snow to the higher elevations. This is not good for the spring water flows on the Trinity or the Klamath Rivers. Predicted weather shows the possibility of some rain next week but that does not help the snow pack …

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  • Winter steelhead finally showing up in Hoopa
    The good news is that winter steelhead are being caught down in Hoopa. I have been trying to find out if anybody was catching anything other than ½-pounders. This is great news for our winter steelie fishers. The weather is good for fishing as is the river. The weather report says the Willow Creek area …

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