Trinity River Fishing


Salmon Season Has Started on the Rivers
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 11, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Well the Fourth of July came and passed without any serious incidents on the rivers or in the forests. We do have one incident in the Sierra’s down by Yosemite. From what I have been able to find out it is getting close to being under control. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for some mild temperatures in the...
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REDDS SURVEYS STARTED FOR STEELHEAD
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 25, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Steelhead surveys have been done by the Watershed Research and Training Center on some cold-water tributaries of the Trinity River. They found a surprising high number of Redds (gravely beds) on Browns Creek, a tributary of the Upper Trinity. They also found a fair number of Redds on Hayfork Creek, a cold-water tributary of the South Fork of the Trinity...
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Springers and Water Temperatures
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 20, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Spring Salmon have been running through fairly strong last week. The Hoopa have been netting good quantities of them as they move up the river. As the counts goes the Junction City weir saw a good count last week, 286 adults. As you may have seen or read that Tom Stokely representing the Save California Salmon and the Pacific Coast...
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Drought - Water Restrictions
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 30, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Memorial Day Holidays are upon us which unofficially starts the beginning of summer, I hope yours were safe and fun.  Governor Newson has asked the California Water Board to impose water restrictions on 17 major water suppliers that supply water to most of California. These restrictions are the first of the restrictions to try and help stem the drought. I know many...
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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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