Trinity River Fishing


Trinity River Flows Have Started
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 18, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Trinity River spring water releases have started. As I came home Saturday, I could see that the river was that it is muddy from Poker Bar area all the way down to my house in Willow Creek. Today Sunday the releases are supposed to be       850cfs but the California Data Exchange Center reads 784cfs for today at 11:30am. The...
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Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC)
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 5, 2021



HAPPY EASTER: Bright and sunny for the Easter Bunny! We have been having really good weather for the last couple of weeks with sunshine and no rain. We do need some rain to help bring in the late runners of steelhead. On my trips up and down the Trinity I have not seen any drift boats on the river lately or fishermen for...
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Low Salmon Returns Cause Low Quotas
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 14, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) salmon advisory team has come out with some preliminary numbers for Pacific Coast Fall Chinook salmon harvest availability. The cause; there are many causes but everyone wants to point the finger at someone else or some other problem. Science says that the reason there are declining returns of Chinook and Coho salmon is the...
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Good Rain But Light Snow Pack
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 7, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The valley received a good rain forth week but a light snow for the snow pack needed for the coming water year. Many of the reservoirs are 505 or below. This is not good for water releases for fish or the farmers. In my travels this last week I saw a light snow covering on Horse Mountain, Iron Side Mt....
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What Will Our Salmon Fishing Look Like?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

We are still in an “Over Fishing” rating by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC). The PFMC will meet in March to come up with the recommended choices for Fall Chinook salmon quotas for the 2021salmon season, then in mid or late April the PFMC will meet and make the “Fall Run Chinook salmon” recommended quotas for the Klamath River...
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Will Snow Pack Increase Enough For Spring Flows?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 21, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The recent storms have brought good amounts of rain to the Klamath River Basin but did it bring enough snow to increase the snow pack for decent Spring Flows? Up on the Oregon side of the Klamath watershed I have a report of 12 feet of snow but on the California side the snow pack is still low, down into...
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