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|TRINITY RIVER FISHING REPORT – AUGUST 23, 2009||| Print ||
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Last week’s temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 103/50 with no rain, for a total of 64.8 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 89/49 with morning overcasts and sunny afternoons starting Wednesday. The cooler weather is on its way and will have the fish on move. Last week we saw an unexpected heat wave in the valley and temperatures reached over a 100degrees. The heat took the salmon off the bite but the steelhead just shot through the hot water for cooler water of the feeder streams. Good news, a large run of half-pounders hit Weitchpec down on the Klamath.
The Trinity River in Willow Creek Weir should be going in the latter part of this month. The Junction City weir got a nice jump of 24 Chinook this last week. Every thing else pretty much stayed the same.
NOTE: Increase of water flows started a 0800 this morning. BOR has started increasing the water flows this morning and they should reach their peak of 2,650cfs by mid-night tonight, then start decreasing Aug.25 and be back to 450cfs by Aug. 28.This should really start the fall Chinook heading up the river. Right now the Steelhead is on the move with ½-pounders in the Weitchpec area already.
Douglas City to Junction City saw a slight increase in the Springer fishing this past week also but again the hot weather turned off most of the mid-day fishing. The Junction City section saw the same with mid-day fishing coming to a halt.
Del Loma saw most of the dredging equipment out of the way and the Access Hole started to produce a few adult salmon and some early morning Steelhead fishing in the riffle above it. Big Swede Hole saw some action this past week with a couple of nice Chinook being taken on roe.
At the mouth of Willow Creek cold water enticed some action on spinners in early morning and late evening. Down in Horse Linto Canyon fishing for steelhead was good for Jason Hartwick and his dad fly fishing. They floated from Big Rock down to Tish Tang. Sugar Bowl Falls was OK but T-Bone was so low they had to rope their raft around it. They were able to get some nice adult steelies hooked as well as a few ½-pounders. Jason said that they saw plenty of salmon down in the deep holes. There the good with the bad!
The Mid-Klamath got caught up in the heat also but the salmon still came in and cooled their selves off in the cooler waters of the Trinity, Hopkins Creek and Bluff Creek. My buddy John down at E Ne Nuck got a nice salmon as well as a couple of his buddies this last week. So fish are coming up but just not as fast as we were planning. From what I was able to gather the steelhead just kept on coming and only stopped at the cooler waters of the feeder streams. This late flush should really make fishing by the Labor Day Weekend a HOT item. The ½-pounder action is already there.
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