Trinity River Fishing


Fire, Rain and Mud
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 23, 2017



First we had FIRE, then we had Rain, then we had MUD. This has been the usual for the last several years and I hope that this is not going to be the normal weather for the Trinity Valley in coming years. The rain and water for the reservoirs, the rivers, environment and the fish, is needed, but not the...
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Trinity water flows
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 16, 2017

Trinity Lake

The winter water flows are here! Oct. 14 water releases from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River would drop 450cfs to 400cfs; Oct. 15 water releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River would drop from 400cfs to 350cfs; Oct 16 water releases from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River would drop from 350cfs to 300cfs, these flows will continue for the winter...
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New Water Year 2017
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 1, 2017

Trinity River

The first day of Fall was Friday September 22, 2017. October 1, 2017 is the first day of the New Water Year for 2017 – 2018. Rain for 2016 – 2017 was 86.65 inches with 3.5 inches of snow. The Eureka / Willow Creek area received 150% of NOAA normal average rain fall for the year. Willow Creek average rain fall...
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Trinity River Fall Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Trinity River

The first day of Fall was last Friday September 22 and it sure feels like it. My fingers are stiff when I first get out of bed in the mornings. It is heck getting older. The leaves on the trees are turning and starting to drop on the ground, the grass is wet and the eves are dripping.  A fresh run of salmon and...
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California Fish and Game Commission ready for big changes!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Trinity River

Yes the CDFG is at it again. It appears that the non-fishers have convinced the Commission to make some changes to the Fish & Game Regulations for river fishing. Someone convinced them they should shorten up the leader length; remove any weight to flies; use no additive to hardware (spinners-spoons) and several others I don’t remember at this time. This...
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Helena Fire/Trinity River
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Trinity River

The fires along the Upper Trinity have been devastating to many of the small communities along the Trinity. Several of the lodges and campgrounds that operated in that area are gone. What that will do to fishing on the Upper Trinity economy is unknown at this time, but will be noticed in years to come. Right now there is limited...
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