Trinity River Fish Report

Trinity River - Douglas City, CA

by Dave Jacobs

Trinity river fishing for salmon has really been tough this week, however a few steelhead have been hooked and have saved some really tough fishing trips. Many salmon are in the Trinity river from Lewiston to Del Loma are mostly dark and old salmon and are definately not biting well. There are thousands upon thousands of salmon smolts in the Trinity river making fishing roe almost impossible. A mix of both hatchery and wild steelhead are scattered throughout the Trinity river from Douglas City downriver through the Hoopa valley. Most are in the five to seven pound class with some in the low teens. Frank Main hooked a nice eleven pound hatchery steelhead while out with professional guide service's Dave Jacobs on the Trinity river this last week. Backbouncing small hot shots was the best bet for steelhead. Two to four hook-ups a day was the norm while Trinity river steelhead fishing. Trinty river salmon guides are backbouncing sardine wrapped kwikfish for most salmon hook ups as most roe is quickly taken by the clouds of smolts. 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 salmon season from November 1st to December 31st from Red Bluff diversion dam downstream to Knight's Landing as reported by Sacramento river salmon guides.

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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