2018 Trinity River Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Report, map and Hunting Areas
|Upper Trinity Note: Picture sized to fit, Steel Bridge is in left lower corner, near the 85 marker|
About Trinity River
From its source in the Trinity Alps to the Lewiston Dam, and further downstream, the Trinity meets the Klamath River. In total it flows some 170 miles before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
There are amazing numbers of trout in this river, and it is not unusual to hook and land 5 to 10 adult steelhead of 5 to 8 lbs in a weekend.
The Trinity River produces an decent return of steelhead every year in the 6 to 10 pound range.
It is fly fishing catch and release only in the waters below the dam to the old Lewiston bridge.
Chinook (King) and Coho Salmon show up towards the end of the the late summer and fall. The steelhead follow the salmon from early October through November, through February and sometimes into March.
It follows logic to fish early in the season in the lower stretches of the Trinity.
We recommend the middle section late in the season, around the Steel Bridge past Del Loma, Willow Creek and Hoopa. ,
Standard fly fish technique is nymphing with a floating line and an indicator .
Bring a 6 to 8 weight rod with WF (weight forward) floating line, some waders and dress for the conditions..