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UPDATED: APRIL 15, 2022
Report: Spring pulse flows will begin today on the river and will top out at 6,000 CFS next Wednesday, April 20th. The flows over the next month will fluctuate some, and the flow on May 16th will be 450 CFS and should remain there over the summer. We would recommend fishing elsewhere over the next month.
Trinity River Flows:
Trinity River Releases from Lewiston
Trinity River Flow at Pigeon Point
• Bill & Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle) at 530-623-1905
Access To the Trinity River
The Trinity has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities during the steelhead season. Stop by the shop and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.
Steelhead Fishing Can be Frustrating
These anadromous rainbow trout are known as the ‘Fish of a Thousand Casts.’ For good reason! The learning curve can be quite steep learning when and where to go, and what type of water to target. Our Professional Guide Staff has decades of experience guiding the Trinity River for steelhead. A day spent with one of our guides will get you up to speed much more quickly.
Recommended Equipment & Setups
Early Summer Run Steelhead on the Trinity River will take swung flies readily. Spey rods are becoming an increasingly popular method to swing flies. The Fly Shop’s Signature Spey Rods are an economical way to get into a great Spey rig. Add a Ross Cimmaron II Fly Reel and a Scandi shooting head, a leader, tippet and fly and you’ll be in business.
• Harrop’s Last Chance Cripple – #18
• Pat’s RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
• Mercer’s Poxyback GB Hares Ears – #8-14
• TB Solitude Stone – #8
• Lance’s X-May – #16, Brown
• Mercer’s Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone – #8-10
• Clown Egg – #4-10
• M.C. Redd Reapers
• Micro Spawn Eggs – Pink & Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas – #8
Streamers & Leeches:
• Beadhead Crystal Buggers – Any
• CH Kiwi Muddlers
• Freshwater Clouser – Any