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Shasta-Trinity

Lewiston (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:04:54

Best action is by Ackerman and on the flats. Fly fishers go to the flats. Trollers use Little Cleos but bait-casters have been getting action with nightcrawlers. Pine Cove Marina (530) 778-3770

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McCloud (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:08:24

Flows are excellent. Clarity is good. This will fish well on opening weekend. 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 2014-04-23 19:08:47

River conditions look good. The river is low. Insect hatches are happening and rainbow trout can be observed eating duns off the surface. Fishing should be good for the opening week. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento (Lower) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:09:14

Releases out of Keswick Reservoir are around 3,751 CFS as of this writing. Fishing has been good all week. The golden stones have been coming off for the past 10 days and the black rubber legs has been a good fly. The limited amount of dry fly fishing we had was awesome, but it has slowed down in the past week. The next ten days call for cloudy skies, some rain and cooler temperatures. Sound like good fishing weather to us. Please consider avoiding the spawning redds across from the Posse Grounds launch. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento (Upper) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:09:34

Fishing has been great. A few salmon flies coming off along the lower river. Bring a few salmon fly dries and search the edges of the river, near shade. A Parachute Adams in #12-14 can get a few fish to the surface. For nymphs, try #14-16 Amber Wing Princes, #18 Zebra Midges in black, #12 Copper Bead Birds Nests. The fish on the upper Sacramento are not all that selective at this time of year, so go forth and confidently fish nymphs for optimal results and reliability. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Shasta (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:10:05

Bass are being caught from the shore down to 20 feet. Plastics are the best way to go. Use four or six inch worms for keeper bass up to 3 pounds. Bass are starting to move into coves. Phil’s Propeller 1-800-462-3917

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Siskiyou (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-09 16:17:21

Fishing for trout has been good. Find them 15 to 20 feet below the surface. Trollers pulling worms and flashers or Needlefish get rainbows. (530) 926-2617

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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

Bass fishing has picked up on the north end of the lake. The wind picks up in during the day so best action is in the morning with gitzits and Senkos. Buzzbaits and spinnerbaits offered near bushes gets bass. Trout continue to gather at the mouth of the tributaries. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-03-21 21:23:57

The river above Del Loma is clearing and holds steelhead. The water near Douglas City looks good, but productivity hasn’t been as good as downstream. (530) 623-4999, (530) 623-4352 (707) 923-2533

Previous Report: 2012-03-14 16:04:54  

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-02-29 19:44:04

Bass bite started last week. Fish were small but gitzits were working. The cold weather will probably interrupt that bite. (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-02-29 19:43:31

The river has taken on color with Tuesday’s rain and snow. Steelhead fishing has been quite good for fly fishers. Spincasters using Little Cleo. Fishing is best below Junction City.  (530) 623-4999

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Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-02-08 19:02:18

Guide Rick Kennedy last weekend fished the Papoose Arm near Cedar Stock Resort. Using white hoochies coated with Pro-Cure "Bloody Tuna" gel as well as the New Water Soluble "Bloody Tuna" teamed with UV Sling Blades he netted five salmon to four pounds and lost another six salmon at the boat. The water tempetature on the surface was 45.6 degrees, and after dropping a "Fish Hawk" probe down to 70 feet of water, the temp did not change a full degree. Most of the fish hit between 60 and 75 feet of water and seemed to be scattered throughout at different depths.   Rick Kennedy (530) 263-0990, (530) 623-4999

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-02-08 19:01:43

The water is green and cloudy. Steelhead bite is good. Fly fishers swinging copper Johns, stoneflies, psycho prince nymphs get fish. Junction City down is a good stretch but is receiving much more pressure than the stretches above Junction City. (530) 623-4999

Previous Report: 2012-02-01 15:47:01  

Trinity (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-01-25 15:28:17

Landlocked salmon bite is decent. Get down 80 feet with sling blades and wiggle hoochies in the deep water near the dam. Rick Kennedy (530) 263-0990, (530) 623-4999, (530) 623-4352

Trinity (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-01-25 15:27:46