Fishing on the Trinity River

Trinity River - Upper - Lewiston, CA (Trinity County)

by E.B. Duggan

By E.B. Duggan
Fishing on the Trinity River this past couple of weeks has really been hard what with the high water flows. Most of the Spring salmon that have been caught on the Trinity has been caught either at Grays Falls or Burnt Ranch Falls. I did hear that some nice steelhead was C & R up at Del Loma early on but I would expect that the high water flows really allowed the fish to reach their spawning streams during the high water. This year the Trinity River Releases have lasted much longer than in past years when we would see the summer flows of 450cfs by early July. BOR listed that the summer flows of 450cfs won’t be until August 2nd.

Some of the Tribal Ceremonies that occur on the Klamath River are over but there are still four more to come. You must realize that these are religious ceremonies and the US Fore Service is required to close the river to public access during these ceremonies at that area of the river. The following are the dates: July 28th to August 6th near Clear Creek on the Klamath; Aug. 5th thru 14th near Somes Bar; Aug. 14th thru 23rd; Orleans @ Camp Creek, Aug. 28th thru Sep. 28th Somes Bar. There are other areas one can fish so please try to avoid these areas whenever possible.

from Willow Creek, CA Phone 530-629-3554, E-mail

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