Trinity Lake fishing on upswing

by Gary Heffley

Trinity Lake anglers are enjoying improving catch rates for multiple species as lake levels are holding at just five feet from full pool. Smallmouth bass have been active with many targeting the north end dredger piles. Gitzits, plastics and crankbaits are always popular baits.

Tim Brady at Trinity Outdoors in Weaverville mentioned that some landlocked king salmon are showing for those targeting them trolling with downriggers. Trout are also being taken near the mouths of creeks such as Swift Creek and Stuart's Fork.

Gary Heffley has been a valued contributor to MyOutdoorBuddy for over seven years serving as manager, sales representative and reporter for much of Northern California. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to fish and write about his adventures. He has long history in the Sporting Goods field and is presently managing the Gift Bar and Camping Department at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Redding.