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The main Eel was starting to turn green Wednesday, but was big
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 29, 2024

Eel River

The main Eel was starting to turn green Wednesday, but was big. Thursday’s rain dashed any hopes of the river dropping into shape anytime soon. Flows are predicted to reach 43,000 cfs at Scotia by Saturday morning. Will need a couple weeks of dry weather before it drops into fishable shape.
Eagle Lake Report
by Valerie Aubrey, FEBRUARY 10, 2024
Eagle Lake

2-10-24. Roads in good shape. Careful down the grade! Ramp is in good shape too. I had a low of 8F this AM at the house & it was 37F at noon at the ramp. Northerly breeze today but absolutely beautiful! ...
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Scientist to Scientist Make Science
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, DECEMBER 24, 2023

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I hope all had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! The rivers are still dropping but are starting to clear up some as we approach the New Year. Winter Steelhead should be coming into the rivers and fishing should be picking up for those willing to bear the rain. Scientist talking to scientist make science when...
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The River Are Dropping As The Fishing Improves
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 20, 2023

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your turkey. The weather is clearing to some degree as the Trinity drops. As I traveled to Redding I checked along the river and observed about a half dozen or more bank fishermen on the upper sections of the river and about a dozen trailers at several put-ins. Because it was so early in the morning, we...
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Large Lightning and Rainbows Return
by Collins Lake Staff, NOVEMBER 3, 2023
Collins Lake

With 4000 pounds of Fall Trout plants already loaded in the lake and a quickly dropping surface temperature we’ve seen trout traffic pick up at bit. It is still tricky fishing out there and we aren’t seeing many limits but the fish that are being caught are of decent size- especially the Golden Rainbow “Lightning” trout some of which have...
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Autumn Trout Planting at Collins Lake
by Collins Lake Staff, OCTOBER 19, 2023
Collins Lake

Autumn Trout Planting at Collins Lake in California includes Mt. Lassen Hatchery's stunning Lightning Trout (aka Golden Rainbows) for the 2023/2024 season. https://collinslake.com/ ...
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