Fishing Report

2017 Summer Outlook

The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and the flows are high! As most Trinity River aficionados know, releases from the dam are raised every year in late spring, and continue into the summer. Exact dates for increased flow start and stop, as well as volume are determined year-to-year based on the projected waterfall. With all the rain this last winter, this is easily the wettest year we’ve seen in nearly a decade so the high flows will be active into mid-July. We advise everyone that wants to tempt wading to thoroughly scout the area ahead of time for safety concerns. While the flows are ongoing, we’ll see an influx of fresh-as-they-come salmon and smaller steelhead into the Trinity, with lots of big, hungry Browns looking for their next meal.

For the salmon junkies, late July and all through August will be prime time on the Trinity. Current regulations have salmon fishing closed after August 31st this year, so be sure to plan ahead to get your time in.

For the folks looking for rainbow trout action, Lewiston Lake is especially productive and beautiful right now.  Even Trinity Lake is worth the drive just to see the second largest reservoir in California at full capacity!

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Indian Creek Lodge

You can also visit Confluence Outfitters or the The Fly Shop for regular fishing reports and tackle recommendations directly from the experts on the Trinity River.

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