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Finally The Fires Are Contained
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Finally the fires are contained as fire crews are now doing mop-up action. The problem, because fire crews are doing mop-up operations most of the public fishing accesses around Willow Creek are closed to public access. Big Rock, Kimtu, South Fork, Hiel-Din Trail, Salyer Bridge Trail and Hawkins Bar accesses are all closed to the general public, fire equipment use only!...
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Wide Variety of Tuna Caught off the North Coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022



There is some absolutely insane offshore fishing happing right now off the Northern California coast. From Fort Bragg to Crescent City, the albacore bite has been wide-open. But that’s just part of the story. What has everyone talking is the number of exotic, warm water species. Fort Bragg has seen the widest variety. A wide-open albacore bite on Sunday afternoon...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
Eagle Lake

Still doing the same thing. Ran some shallows this morning as well as 10-30ft of water. Toplines early on orange, brown & olive trolling flies. Leadcores at 2 -3 colors IN the water later AM with spoons & flickershads. Water temps 72-70 from surface to 40ft. 65.6F at 45ft. Significant drop of 4.4F from before Labor Day at that level...
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Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
Collins Lake

Collins Lake is planning for another extended planting season, conditions permitting starting the week of October 24th. Even during last year’s historic drought we reached the target surface temperature of 68°F by second week of October so we are optimistic that this year we will be able to get a few trout plants in during October. Aside from starting earlier we...
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Cool Temps and Great Fishing Along the North Coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022



You couldn’t ask for a better week of weather and fishing leading up to and through the holiday weekend along the North Coast. First off, the weather. While the rest of the state was sweltering and dealing with excessive heat warnings, our weather remained as coastal cool as always. And that was reflected in the number of out-of-town visitors who...
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Trinity River Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The fires are still burning but the containment lines are holding so far. Because of the steep terrain the management team is letting the interior burn and that is why we have so much smoke. The Campbell Ridge and Ammon fires are contained at this time and are not moving just the interior is burning out. The Bureau of Reclamation is...
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