Trinity River Fishing Report & Coming Regulations

Photo Credit: Tiger T's Guide Service

by Indian Creek Lodge

It's no secret that the story this year has been water, water, and more water. It should come as no surprise then that the Trinity River Restoration Project's Trinity Management Council has classified this year as 'extremely wet', resulting in the following flow release schedule for the coming months.

Anglers familiar with the Trinity River know that this means fishing is on break until June, and it's the rafters et al that get the river to themselves for awhile. Of more concern to the Trinity's patrons however is the hullabaloo surrounding Chinook salmon yields.

The official word regarding salmon fishing this year is that anglers will be able to fish until August 31st according to the press release from the California Department of Wildlife's website. Expect confirmation of this when the 2017-18 supplemental fishing regulations are released on May 1st.

In the meantime the river is already running high, 1500 CFS or so, with emergency water being released from the Trinity & Lewiston dams. You can check every gauge on the Trinity at any time on the California Data Exchange website. Even with the high water, some folks are reporting mild success bringing their kids up to go smolt hunting in the fly fishing only section of the river, right below Lewiston dam. If you're after something a little more challenging, reports from the Sacramento River are consistently 20 or more fish boated per day.

Speaking of Spring Sunshine  
Relaxing here at the Lodge is great for getting your mind off the daily grind, whether you are fishing or just enjoying quiet time. But springtime can whet the appetite to be in the great outdoors, and the nearby Trinity Alps, mountain biking and hiking trails, class III and IV rapids, and Lewiston Lake offer a great variety of activities. We want you to plan and enjoy your time with us stress-free, so we are happy to take care of the small stuff for you.  

Give us a call at (530)623-6294 or shoot us an email at to let us know what you're interested in, whether it's relaxing and romantic or rugged and rambunctious. We can help with any of these activities:

A relaxing guided rafting trip - see eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, turtles, deer, schools of trout & jumping salmon while you enjoy a cool drink and soak up the sun. Float your way to the Lodge where the comfort of your room awaits, or float downstream and we will pick you up.

An exciting foray into white-water rapids - the full force of the Trinity River's class III through V waters await all challengers.

A private candlelight dinner cruise for you and your special someone - enjoy the evening on the Sacramento River while a delicious dinner and dessert is prepared & served onboard.

Hiking in the Trinity Alps - spend some time discovering the splendor of the Alps on well-marked trails. Perhaps just a day hike to 'the spot' and then settle down for a picnic lunch & local wine.

And of course--go fishing! The Trinity River is famous for its salmon, steelhead, and brown trout. The Lodge works closely with excellent guides and outfitters to make sure you have a quality fishing experience and leave with happy memories.