Trinity Lake trout are on the bite!

Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today we fished Trinity Lake near the dam.  I ran deep rods for salmon and rods up on the surface for trout.  The salmon bite never turned on, but we easily hooked over 20 rainbows!  No real size to the trout and most were the hatchery planters.  I trolled Arctic Fox flies primarily and also ran some spoons and diving baits.  The Atcric Fox flies were on fire today and hooked the majority of the fish.  Shad and Kokanee colors were the hot flies and same colors on the spoons.  Water temps were a steady 48 degrees from the top down to 120' feet.  Overall a great day, but finding some bigger fish is gonna be a priority on the next trip up to Trinity Lake.

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.