Trinity River & Klamath River Fishing Guides Salmon & Steelhead Report

Trinity River - Douglas City, CA

by Dave Jacobs

Fishing for Spring salmon on the Trinity River has slowed on most of the Trinity river except for the upper reaches of the river from Lewiston, Ca. downstream to the town of Junction City. Many of this years Spring salmon have shot up to the upper river below the hatchery with high river releases in June and July. This past week we saw very few adult salmon, many jack salmon and even fewer steelhead down river below Douglas City reported by Trinity river salmon guides. More adult salmon have been seen in the Douglas City and Lewiston area. Some good fish worth mentioning this week was a 11 pound steelhead and a 17 pound salmon with Dave Jacobs. Flows are now stable at 450 cfs and will stay at that release for 60 days. These are chrome bright and hard fighting salmon 8 to 12 pounds on average with the occasional salmon in the 20 pound class a real possibility on the Trinity river this season. Side drifting and back bouncing roe has been best technique for bank and boat fishermen. More Fall run salmon and steelhead will begin to show in the Trinity river in the coming weeks as more and more fish enter the Klamath river. The Trinity and Klamath rivers are two of the three rivers in California that anglers can keep salmon this time of year. Most Spring salmon have moved through the lower Klamath river with a decent push of adult steelhead, many half pounder steelhead and a few adult Fall salmon this past week as reported by Klamath river salmon guides. Salmon and steelhead fishing will only improve in the coming days on the Klamath river. This years quota is 22,500 salmon to begin in mid August. The Klamath and Trinity river's will be the only river's besides the Smith river that angler's can keep salmon on this season with the Sacramento river offering a very small season from November 1st to December 31st from Red Bluff diversion dam downstream to Knight's Landing.

David Jacobs

Professional fishing Guide Dave Jacobs is licensed to operate in both California and Oregon. Dave Jacobs is a licensed guide with The California Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as a current licensed Oregon guide registered with The Oregon State Marine Board.

Professional Fishing Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed to operate in the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest on the upper Chetco River in Oregon, licensed to operate in the Six Rivers National Forest on The Smith River, Klamath River, Trinity River and South Fork Trinity River. We are an Equal opportunity provider. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed with the Bureau of Land Management to operate on the upper Trinity River from Lewiston California downriver to Grays Falls on the Trinity River.

Guide Dave Jacobs also holds a Merchant Mariner Credential with The U.S. Coast Guard and is certified in both CPR and First Aid.

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