Trinity River Fishing


Weather has changed
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 7, 2018

Trinity River

The weather has changed and we are definitely into fall weather. The water year for 2018 -2019 began October 1 and Willow Creek has received 0.9 inches of rain. On Oct. 3 Douglas City and Lewiston had a heavy rain cell come into their area and dropped 0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain that caused a wall of mud to...
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Water, rain, do we need it?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 2, 2018

Trinity River

Yes we have had some rain on the North Coast and some more inland. Saturday Sept. 29 it rained in Willow Creek and over on the coast in Eureka. We are still in the 2018 water year, the 2019/20 (water year starts Monday Oct. 1). It was not a hard rain but a nice wetting type of rain. Hear in...
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Chinook Salmon Season Trinity River
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Trinity River

The 2018 Fall Chinook adult salmon quotas for the Trinity River could possibly be met by October 10 if there is not a large inflow of Fall Chinook salmon.  I say that could be a possibility, but with the low counts this past week at the Willow Creek weir I don’t think it will happen. The CDFW has been looking at the low counts and...
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Salmon Quotas Being Met on the Klamath
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

Klamath River - Upper - CA

The 2018 Fall Chinook adult salmon quotas for the Klamath Trinity River basin have been met for the Lower Klamath River from the Weitchpec Bridge down to the mouth of the Klamath River as of Wednesday Sept.12. You may still fish this area for jack Chinook salmon under 22 inches and hatchery steelhead. Normally, the Upper Klamath and Trinity Rivers have...
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Salmon fishing on the Trinity
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Trinity River

Salmon season opened on the Trinity Saturday September 1st. The Willow Creek weir is installed and operating with a new addition- an underwater video camera. The intent is to try and capture fish going through during the hours that the weir is open for fish passage to help for a more accurate fish count in the Lower Trinity. Sunday I took a...
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Fishing Great Loss
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 27, 2018



On August 13 Ed Trujillo passed away. Ed fished the Trinity River for over 35 years. The group of Trinity River fishermen lost another of their Trinity fishermen. Many of the older fishermen that have fished the Trinity for years knew Ed. He knew every fishing area on the Trinity from the dam to Weitchpec, and if you were fishing...
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