Trinity River Fishing


Trinity River is On The Downflow
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 17, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

We had some rain this past week but not enough to help Trinity Lake. The good news is the river at Willow Creek is dropping and some fun can be had fishing for trout and smolt with ultralight gear. Kimtu and Big Rock are fishy for those little guys. It is mostly catch and release but occasionally one can land...
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Spring Flows
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 2, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

As most of you know by now the Trinity River Releases are in process and the river is very high, good for rafting and great for kayaking but terrible for fishing. With the spring flushing the hatchery releases and native hatchings are moving downriver. This is the science from the ROD and TRRP. (Record of Decision and Trinity River Restoration...
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PFMC Meetings
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 11, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) is meeting as I wright this column. Boy was I ever out of the ball park on the estimate for In-River Sport Fishing. I stated that we would probably get between 12% to 15% of the harvestable salmon this year because of the drought. Come to find out that the Ocean Commercial fishery were...
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Water, How Will We Get Some?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 4, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

We are in our third year of drought and the California Reservoir System is in trouble for water storage. Of the 17 reservoirs for the Central Valley Water Project only 7 of them are over 50% of capacity. The Governor has declared a water disaster and has recommend that ALL Water Districts should cut back 10% to 15% of their...
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Spring Has Sprung
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 28, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Last Sunday Spring came upon us with light showers, since then we have experienced nice weather with the possibility of another light set of showers to close this weekend. I don’t foresee any other moisture in the near future. Spring is supposed to bring rain but I think this year we are going to see a very dry year. The...
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PFMC 1st ALTERNATIVES OUT
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 20, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council first alternatives for ocean fishing are out and they look a little better than last year. We still have next month for the final recommendation s come out but from what I was able to find out was most recommendations for Ocean and In-River salmon quotas were a little better than last years proposals. It is...
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