Trinity River Fishing


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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Possible Drought Conditions
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by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Recent storms have brought us lots of rain but our snow pack is still below average and water content. This is not good news for both water storage and spring water flows. We could be into a designated “Dry Water Year”. I hope not as we could still get more snow from coming storms. The Trinity Alps snow pack is...
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Weather Fish and Fishing
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 31, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

What does the weather have to do with fish and fishing? Many people have asked that question. The weather had much to do with fishing. If we have had fair to good rain to get fish to come into the river to spawn, if the rivers get low amounts of rain then there is very low spawning, if the rivers...
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