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Shasta-Trinity

Lewiston (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:46:19

Fishing derby last weekend was won with a 3 pound trout. Best baits were lemon twist or sherbet Power Bait. Good action is being enjoyed in front of the marina. Backtrolling with a dodger and nightcrawler near the dam brings quick limits. Small trout are caught near the tules. Pine Cove Marina (530) 778-3878

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McCloud (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:46:56

It's blown out. There's a creek aptly named "Mud Creek" that enters the upper McCloud River just as it enters McCloud Reservoir. Mud Creek is doing what it does best, running muddy. The source of the mud is Mt. Shasta. And, it's not mud to be exact, it's volcanic ash. So once the ash is delivered into McCloud Reservoir, the ash settles to the bottom, slowly drifting to the dam where it exits via the vent at the bottom of the dam. That vent is where the lower McCloud we all love starts. You see, the glacier on the south side of Mt. Shasta, known as Konwakiton glacier, is melting in a hurry due to a skinny or even non-existent layer of snow/ice. As the glacier recedes, the run-off from the melting glacier carves in to newly uncovered ash deposits. It's not like the waters are going to clear anytime in the next week. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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McCloud Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-04-03 14:43:23

Lot of floating debris in the water so trolling is tough. Head to the river arm for clearer water. Much of that will push to the dam as time goes on. A solution is to anchor and use bait. Guide Scott Caldwell, (530) 905-0758

Pit (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:47:23

The Pit River is a great choice any time, any day. Best fishing has been in Pit #3, but don't discount the waters in #4, #5. You will do best high sticking and short lining the fast slots, drops and pockets. Look for areas where water is squeezed and put your nymphs down fast and deep. That means 1 to 3 SSG split shot.The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento (Lower) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:48:38

Releases out of Keswick Reservoir are around 9,268 CFS as of this writing. Flows are steady which is great, and fishing has been good. The Lower Sacramento is running cold and it's full of rainbows! Best fishing happens mid day which is typical during the summer. The sweetest time to be on the water is at sunset. Near sunset is also the best time during the summer to find rising fish eating Hydropsyche emergers and cripples. Expect stable conditions and good fishing through August The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:48:58

Best fishing is going to be found up near Dunsmuir where the coolest waters can be found. Overall, the fishing is tough once anglers get below Conant Rd. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Shasta (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:49:26

Small bass are easy to come by. Use top water lures early. Use tubes and jigs later and be prepared to go down 35 feet. Salmon are 60 to 80 feet deep outside Dry Creek and Digger Bay. Phil’s Propeller 1-800-462-3917

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Siskiyou (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:49:46

Trout bite has slowed. Best action comes on the north shore where the water is deeper. Nightcrawlers work best. Bass bite also is slow. (530) 926-2617

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:50:54

Bass fishing remains solid although the lake is dropping five feet per week. There’s one ramp open – Minersville – and it’s not an easy in-and-out. Tubes, gitzits are the go-to. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 22:49:47  

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-16 22:48:53

Bass bite is holding its own. Go deep with Senkos or plastics. Get action 20 to 30 feet deep. Top water can be employed very early or late. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-09 22:40:41

Lake continues to drop and the water temperature is rising. Find bass in deep water. Start 20 feet deep and use Gitzits or Senkos. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-09 22:40:01

Weir counts of salmon has slowed a bit. There are fish in the upper river but pressure is light and success has been hard to come by. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-06-18 21:11:48

Bass fishing remains steady. Find them in 20 feet or shallower. Senkos and tubes will work but crank baits will work early and late. Trout are at the mouths of the tributaries.Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-06-04 22:08:34

The first salmon of the summer were caught this week at Burnt Ranch Falls. Salmon aren’t upstream, yet. Wait a bit, access to the falls is precarious. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-05-28 21:15:14

Bass bite remains good but wind is blowing boats off the lake. Bass are moving into deeper water. Gitzits and crank baits will work. Trout anglers can find fish at the mouth of the tributaries. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:31:49

River conditions are good. Perfect actually. These are the days where the biggest, baddest steelhead come out of the Trinity. So, the fishing can be be good for 1 or a few steelhead. But, expect to work hard to find them. Or, maybe you'll get lucky and find fish in the first run of the day. We are running out of time on the Trinity for the angler hankering for winter chrome. Go this week.Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-02-26 15:56:01

Largemouth in the six to seven pounds are being caught with swim baits. The Meyersville ramp is open with no dock. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-02-26 15:55:31

River remains in very good shape. If the storm delivers what is expected it should draw steelhead upstream. Anglers are starting to pack in to the Douglas City area but fish are spread out. Fly Shop (530) 222-3555; Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-01-22 21:06:23

Launching is possible at Minersville. Not a lot of traffic here. Days are warm but nights are cold enough to keep bass in a state of lethargy. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-01-22 21:05:49

Steelhead are present in good numbers, especially from the North Fork to Cedar Flat. There are a few fish upstream, but the water is low and clear and tough to fish. Fly Shop (530) 222-3555; Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-09-04 16:28:05

Lake is low and the only ramp that’s usable is at Minersville at the south end. Very little fishing going on. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-09-04 16:27:35

Still waiting on fresh salmon. Flow is 800 to 900 cfs. That makes it hard on bank anglers. Steelhead are taking spinners from deep salmon holes. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-28 21:54:00

Bass bite is good all over the lake. Drop-shotting in 20 to 35 feet of water gets smallmouth bass to 3 to 4 pounds. Most are 12 to 15 inches. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-08-28 21:53:35

Water releases are ongoing and it will drop into fishable condition by Saturday. Anglers should find fresh salmon when the flows recede. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-21 20:52:29

Lake is low and it’s hard to get boats in and out. Bass fishing has been fair for those able to fish offshore structure. Swimbaits, shaky head worms and tube baits will work. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Previous Report: 2013-07-31 18:53:06  

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-07-31 18:52:45

River fishing has improved just a bit for guides in drift boats. Shore anglers using roe or tuna balls fish from Lewiston to the North Fork. (530) 623-4999, (530) 623-4352 (707) 923-2533

Previous Report: 2013-07-24 18:02:05  

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-17 21:58:36

A 15 pound salmon was reportedly caught Tuesday. That would be a state record if certified. Bass fishing has slowed considerably as the lake drops. Trout bite is good at the mouths of tributaries. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-07-17 21:58:03

Salmon have arrived. Bank anglers are struggling but drifters are getting fish from Lewiston downstream. It’s just the start. River is running at 450 cfs. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-10 21:56:12

Trout are deep. Trollers are picking them up at 75 feet. Salmon have been tough to come by. Bass fishing is very good all over the lake. Small fish are shallow. Larger bass are in 20 to 25 feet of water. Tubes, Senkos are good bets. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999, (530) 623-4352

Previous Report: 2013-06-27 06:08:13  

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-06-27 06:07:42

Bass fishing is good all over. Most success comes from the north end, but there is action all over with Senkos or tubes. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-06-20 06:12:32

Trout fishing is very good at the creek mouths.  Bass fishing is excellent. Bass are shallow in the north end and Gitzits or Senkos attract action. Color doesn’t seem to matter. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-06-05 22:33:19

There are rumors of salmon above the falls. Most are jacks. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-29 22:52:51

Same story here as last week. Trout at the mouth of tributaries and bass at the north end of the lake. Bass are in all three stages of the spawn. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999, (530) 623-4352

Previous Report: 2013-05-22 17:57:19  

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-05-15 20:19:30

River is dropping but the only action is for those in boats pulling Yozuris for brown trout.  (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-15 20:18:58

Bass are in all stages of spawning. Best action is in the north end. Any tactic will work. Trout fishing remains good at the mouths of the creeks. There is action toplining on the main body. Salmon haven’t been found. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-03-20 15:41:00

Fresh steelhead this weekend moved into Willow Creek so the season still has some life. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-03-13 21:13:01

If the weather holds the smallmouth bite should continue to improve. Weekend tournament saw mixed results. Winning bag was 19 pounds of smallmouth. Some did considerably poorer, however. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-03-13 21:12:32

Angling pressure is light although there are steelhead to be caught. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-03-06 21:01:42

Bass anglers have been faring fairly well but the cold front may put off the bite for a week. Swimbaits and drop-shots were producing well off points. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-03-06 21:01:20

More than an inch of rain fell Tuesday and Wednesday. Steelhead fishing remains the same. Drift boats get a half-dozen fish per day. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-02-27 17:22:53

Bass bite is starting to be worth pursuing. Swimbaits, drop-shots get bass typically in the two pound range. Most are 30 feet deep. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-02-27 17:22:26

There is talk of more fresh steelhead in the upper stretches. River is low and cold and clear. Locals use the lower river but there are a lot of spent steelhead. (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-01-23 21:07:51

The Trinity Center ramp has been cleared of snow. Best action is trout at the tributary mouths. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-01-23 21:07:28

Rain will warm the river, melt some snow and bring much-needed color to the river. Bite has been tough due to cold, clear conditions. (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-09-12 18:28:25

Lake is dropping rapidly. Fishing pressure is light. Bass bite is slow. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-09-12 18:27:33

There are salmon and some steelhead below the North Fork of the Trinity. Salmon are scarce near Lewiston. (530) 623-4999

Previous Report: 2012-08-29 16:56:11  

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-08-22 17:47:06

Trout fishing for planters is good one day, not so good the next. Stay near cool water of incoming creeks. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-08-22 17:46:30

The weather is starting to cool and water releases are up. Fishing pressure has been down. Salmon fishing has been slow – a lull if you will. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-08-16 13:10:17

Bass fishing is spotty. Trout fishing is fair. A state record landlocked king was caught earlier in the week. Mike Elster established a state record when he caught an 11.18 pound king. It was 27 inches long. Salmon bite has been strong. Troll 80 feet deep. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-08-16 13:09:44

Flows increased and cleared moss and junk out of the river. The river will take a day or two to settle back. Salmon fishing has been fair. Good action has been at Del Loma but it moves from day to day. (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-07-11 20:26:14

Trout continue to congregate at the creek mouths. Salmon bite is slow. Bass bite is good if the wind stays down. Warmer water makes the bass bite an early morning, late evening venture. Topwater lures and spinnerbaits work well. (530) 623-4999

Previous Report: 2012-07-04 15:22:21  

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-07-04 15:21:16

Trinity river is slowly dropping (50 cfs per day) and salmon anglers are getting more access. The river will be at 1,000 cfs by the 15th and the season will begin in earnest.

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-06-27 21:04:53

Bass bite is good when the wind allows. Fish the bushes with buzz baits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-06-27 21:04:13

There are some salmon above Burnt Ranch and there are salmon all the way to Lewiston. But the water is high and the fish are well-dispersed. Fishing is poor, but the salmon are on their way. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-06-21 08:19:11