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|TRINITY RIVER FISHING REPORT – AUGUST 30, 2009||| Print ||
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Last week’s temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 96/50 with no rain, for a total of 68.6 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 84/49 with morning overcasts and sunny afternoons, cloudy Friday with overcast mornings for the weekend. The water release and cooler weather this past week has made the river perfect and the fish HAVE started to move into the valley.
The Trinity River Willow Creek Weir is going in next week as the DFG has been moving in all of their equipment in. Because of their work I have not been unable to get any weir counts and the J.C. Weir has been pulled.
NOTICE: Tomorrow August 31 the Falls area, Burnt Ranch and Grays, will be closed to all fishing. The closure will be from Cedar Flat Bridge, Trinity River @ Hwy 299 down to the Hawkins Bar Bridge. So don’t go down there as it will cost you a pretty penny and maybe you’re fishing gear.
Douglas City to Junction City saw a good increase in the the amount of fish per boat being landed. There was also a very good mix of salmon and Steelhead being hooked due to the increased water flows. The Junction City section saw the same much of the same thing but there seemed to be an increase of native steelhead being landed. Action picked up on most of the river as Del Loma Campground owner said they C & R some nice adult Steelhead up to 7lbs. This is great news because it has been a hard fish ever since the HOT weather came into the valley. Patrick told me now that the dredger has pulled all of his equipment they have had NO problem launching there and even caught some nice native adult Iron Heads there.
At the flows reached their peak the river here in Willow Creek turned to a pea soup green and got very dirty. Now that the flows have receded the river looks great and is almost “Gin Clear”. The ½-pounders from Weitchpec have even moved up here to make the fishing very interesting. As the river flows came the fish came up! Several nice salmon were hooked but had to be released because retention of Chinook is not allowed until Tuesday Sept. 1st below the South Fork of the Trinity. The great news is that there will be plenty of great fishing for Labor Day Weekend.
Fishing at the mouth of the Klamath has started off with a BANG. Anglers have already harvested 6,373 Chinook this season compared to last season of 4,790. The Mid-Klamath has also come alive with Salmon and Steelhead. The action is red hot in the Weitchpec area with a great mixed bag of Steelhead, 1/2-pounders and Salmon. My buddy John down at E Ne Nuck said that the camp is starting the smokers and everybody is bringing in fish. Spinners and roe is the trick. All I have to say is that the predictions are starting to come true for a great salmon fishing season so you had better make you reservations now or be planning to wish you had! I think this is going to be one of the best Labor Day Weekend openings I have seen for many years.
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