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Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


 


Short Term Good Fishing With Snow Coming
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 17, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

For now the Trinity is in great fishing condition with winter steelhead in the river. The river condition is just right in the upper part of the river with the lower section of the Trinity coming into great fishing condition for winter steelhead fishing. The weather predictions for the coming weekend are possible snow Sunday and Monday. We need the...
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Steelhead Fishing on Hold as Storm Blows Through
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 14, 2021



A powerful yet quick storm blew through the area on Tuesday, forcing winter steelhead anglers to hit the pause button. The bad news is it dumped a bunch of water quickly, turning coastal rivers brown. The good news is it didn’t stick around long. As quickly as the rivers rose, they are forecast to drop nearly as fast. The rivers...
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Protected areas have long been a cornerstone of marine fisheries management, and numerous studies have revealed key insights into how these reserves should be designed to optimize success. Despite their proven effectiveness in oceans, reserves have not been widely implemented or studied in freshwater. In fact, freshwater ecosystems are very underrepresented within protected areas, and are often only incidentally included in terrestrial protected areas. Freshwater...
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Steelhead Finally Showing in Upper Trinity
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 10, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Finally the Trinity River Hatchery is seeing some adult steelhead. This past week the Trinity has sent the message to the steelhead down in the Klamath to start going up the Trinity. This past week the Trinity Valley has seen a significant amount of rain to raise the river and we are seeing fresh adult steelhead moving in the Trinity...
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Smith River Best Bet for Green Water
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 7, 2021



If you’re in pursuit of steelhead-green water this weekend, you’ll probably need to head north. With the Chetco blown out for potentially another week, the Smith may be the only game in town for quite some time. It looks to be a little unstable through Saturday but is forecasted to remain at fishable levels. Friday looks to be marginal for...
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A New Year, Hopefully More Fish
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 4, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I hope everyone had a GOOD and safe New Year. The New Year brought rain and raised the Trinity River to the point of good water flows, the trouble is it is hard to find the steelies. It seems that the upper river is crowded with drift boats and rafts fishing so some fishers are trying the Willow Creek area....
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