Trinity River & Klamath River Fishing Guides Salmon & Steelhead Report

Trinity River - Douglas City, CA

by Dave Jacobs

Salmon fishing on the Trinity river has been slow however good fish still are being caught. most Spring salmon are in the upper river near Lewiston, Ca. and some early Fall salmon are in the lower river from Willow Creek to Junction City. Angler's can expect more jack salmon right now with the occasional adult salmon and steelhead in the days catch as reported by Trinity river salmon guides. Flows are now stable at 450 cfs and will stay at that release until the end of the month. Larger salmon are 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. Salmon are entering the Klamath river but fishing is hot one day and cold the next all depending what days you are fishing and what salmon and adult steelhead make their way around the nets at the river's mouth as reported by Klamath river salmon guides. Commercial gill netting is in full swing at this time with a few adult salmon getting through. 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.

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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