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Winter Steelhead Finally Showing Up in Hoopa
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 23, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The good news is that winter steelhead are being caught down in Hoopa. I have been trying to find out if anybody was catching anything other than ½-pounders. This is great news for our winter steelie fishers. The weather is good for fishing as is the river. The weather report says the Willow Creek area is good wreathe to Saturday....
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Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, JANUARY 20, 2022
Collins Lake

We have gotten an early start on spring planting and have weekly plants scheduled at least until mid-May. Currently all of the plants scheduled are private plants which means bigger trout and more trophy sized fish than we typically get off the truck any given year. The lake is up substantially and is now approaching 20ft from spill. Surface temperatures are...
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Weekend Looks Excellent for Winter Steelhead
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 20, 2022



If you’re looking to hit one of our local rivers in search of winter steelhead, this is your weekend. The lack of recent rainfall, both a blessing and a curse, has allowed the rivers to drop and turn the shade of emerald green steelhead anglers dream about. From the Chetco to the South Fork Eel, all the coastal rivers will...
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Electricity What Would We Do Without It?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 18, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I am sorry I have not been able to make a report for all you great readers. As you are aware the power has been out for many of us both in Trinity County and in Humboldt Counties. Willow Creek just got their power back on January12, 2022. I am now trying to catch up. As we all know the...
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Rivers Dropping, Green Water Headed Our Way
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 14, 2022



Following last week’s deluge, all the coastal rivers other than the Smith are now on the verge of turning green. After reaching nearly 39,000 cubic feet per second on the Jed Smith gauge Jan. 4, the quick-clearing Smith rebounded quickly and was driftable Sunday. Plunkers were out in force Monday on the Chetco and boats were drifting by Tuesday. Locally,...
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Brownie time at Baum
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 12, 2022
Baum Lake

Early January at Baum Lake means it is time to enjoy catching planter sized brown trout, sometimes as the saying goes to “your heart’s content”.  Usually nothing to put on the bragging board but fun none the less.  A perfect time to introduce young ones to fishing or a chance to break in the recent Christmas new rod and reel. I...
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