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Coastal Rivers Lacking Steelhead
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 2, 2023



After the January storms provided the flushing and scouring our coastal rivers desperately needed, anglers were thinking and hoping the winter steelhead would be there waiting once the rivers turned fishable. So far, that hasn’t necessarily been the case. Up and down the coast, well known steelhead rivers are not seeing the numbers we’re accustomed to. This same scenario happened...
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San Francisco, CA (January 30, 2023) – Crab lovers will want to be at one of the two seatings at the Golden State Salmon Association’s (GSSA) crab feed Saturday, February 11.  The lunch, 11:30am, and early dinner, 4:30pm, seatings will occur on the waterfront in San Rafael at the Marin Rod and Gun Club.  The feast will feature all the fresh...
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River is Steelhead Green
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 29, 2023

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Trinity River is Steelhead Green! But where are they? I have been searching the Lower Trinity for fishermen and have only found a few and they have only been getting a few bites and landing even less. The word is that the Upper Trinity has a fair amount up at hatchery but they are waiting their turn to get...
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Green Water Awaits Weekend Steelhead Anglers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 26, 2023



If you’re in search of your first winter steelhead of the season, you’ll want to be on a river this weekend. The lack of rainfall for the past two weeks, both a blessing and a curse, has allowed most rivers to drop and turn the shade of green that keeps steelhead anglers awake at night. Another reason to make this...
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Looks Like Steelhead Time
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 24, 2023

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

According to the computer it is predicting clear weather all next week with a cold of 32 degrees. This looks and sound like steelhead fishing weather if the prediction is correct. The rivers and streams are on the decline and clearing some. My experience has been that this is the time for winter steelhead fishing after some good storms and...
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Much-Improved Conditions Ahead for Steelhead Anglers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 19, 2023



There is light at the end of the tunnel, finally. After watching high, brown water flow down our local rivers for nearly a month, green water is finally within reach. Following the rain that fell Wednesday, we’re looking a stretch of dry weather that could last for 10 days, or more. And that means one thing – emerald green steelhead...
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