Trinity Lake is 98 feet below the over flow (1ft decrease) and 47.6 percent of capacity (1% decrease).
INFLOW to the lake is 210cfs and 1,628cfs is being released to the Sacramento River.
Trinity River at Lewiston is 452cfs, water temps are 53, air 91 degrees at 12:00 p.m. today.
Limekiln Gulch is 4.8ft at 433cfs. Douglas City is 2.2ft at 460fs, water temps are 59.1, air 95 degrees.
Helena/North Fork is 8.9ft and 438cfs, water temps 65.9, air 93. Cedar Flat is 3.1ft at 549cfs.
Willow Creek is estimated at 623cfs, water temps 71, air 88 degrees.
Hoopa is 11.6ft at 827cfs, water temps 75. Mouth of the Trinity at Klamath is 2,597cfs, water 75 degrees.
Klamath River releases at Iron Gate are 1,030cfs. Seiad Valley is 2.1ft at 1,200cfs.
Happy Camp is estimated at 1,277cfs. Somes Bar is estimated at 1,650cfs. Orleans is 3.4ft at 1,770cfs.
Klamath at 101 8.5ft at 2,710cfs and water temperatures of 74 degrees.
Last week's temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 107/59 with no rain, for a total of 64.2 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 86/51 with hot sunny days until Thursday. Thursday and Friday forecast is for scattered thunder showers over the Alps and through the valley. There has been little to no smoke along the river. Fishing has been slow due to the heat. In most cases fishing has been over by 10:00am.Now that the forecast is for cooler weather we should see some fish moving up the river.
The Trinity River Junction City Weir count has dropped again for Spring Run Chinook, although some fresh Springer's have been going up the Trinity late at night when the water cools down; we only saw 3 Spring Chinook come through the weir this past week. The good news is that the German Brown over 16-1/2 inches count has increased. This should help with the mix of fish to be caught in the upper section of the river above Indian Creek.
Douglas City to Junction City has seen an influx of fresh Springer's but it is still a hard fish. You MUST be prepared to start fishing at first light and be off of the water by 10:00am because you are going to see HOT weather after that! Hopefully the coming thunder showers will cool the valley down for the weekend and more salmon will enter the Trinity.
I have not heard much from the Del Loma area but the dredgers have really messed up the Del Loma access area so that it is hard to launch your boat. It is a little early for the salmon group at Del Loma as they usually come in about mid-Sept, by then hopefully the new moratorium on dredging will take effect and we will have good fishing in that area. The area between Del Loma and Cedar Flat has lots of nice deep holes so I would be hitting those areas with heavy weight and fresh cured roe.
Don't forget that the Burnt Ranch, Grays Falls area will close to ALL fishing August 31. The area defined is from the Hwy 299 Bridge at Cedar Flat down to the Bridge at Hawkins Bar. It will be posted but there are some people that like to pull the postings down and the warden WILL cite you if you are fishing there after Aug. 31.
The section of the Trinity River from the South Fork down to the confluence of the Klamath is open for hatchery trout and hatchery steelhead fishing but not for Spring Chinook. Fall Chinook starts Sept. 1st. You will be allowed 3 salmon per day of which only 2-adults and 1-jack with a possession of 9-chinook of which 6 can be adults. All indications from down at the mouth of the Klamath we should have a great run of salmon this year.
The reports from the mouth of the Klamath is that the warm water is keeping the salmon moving in and out of the estuary but the steelhead are heading up the river in a hurry to reach the cooler waters of Blue and AhPah Creeks and the Trinity River. If these reports are correct then fishing around Weitchpec should really pick up in the next week or two.