Trinity Lake is 102 feet below the over flow (4ft decrease) and 46.5 percent of capacity (1% decrease).
INFLOW to the lake is 131cfs and 1,912cfs is being released to the Sacramento River.
Trinity River at Lewiston is 464cfs, water temps are 52.4, air 80 degrees at 12:00 p.m. today.
Limekiln Gulch is 4.8ft at 441cfs. Douglas City is 2.2ft at 468fs, water temps are 56.5, air 88 degrees.
Helena/North Fork is 9ft and 495cfs, water temps 62.9, air 86. Cedar Flat is 3.1ft at 561cfs.
Willow Creek is estimated at 630cfs, water temps 71, air 80 degrees.
Hoopa is 11.7ft at 866cfs, water temps 71.1. Mouth of the Trinity at Klamath is 2,660fs, water 71 degrees.
Klamath River releases at Iron Gate are 1,020cfs. Seiad Valley is 2.1ft at 1,240cfs.
Happy Camp is estimated at 1,320cfs. Somes Bar is estimated at 1,640cfs. Orleans is 3.4ft at 1,800cfs.
Klamath at 101 8.5ft at 2,900cfs and water temperatures of 72 degrees.
Last week's temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 93/53 with 0.6 inches of rain, for a total of 64.8 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 92/51 with clouds Weds day & Thursday then morning overcast and sunny afternoons. This last week we had thunder and lightening showers that really put on a light show for us all over the valley. We only had a few hot lightening strikes in the Alps and in the mountains but the fire crews got right on the strikes and luckily we have NO fires to contend with. The forecasts are for cooler weather the rest of the week so we should see some more fish moving up the river. My contact down at Weitchpec said that he saw salmon staging at the mouth of the Trinity and that fish, both steelhead and salmon have been moving up the Klamath most of the week.
The Trinity River Junction City Weir count did not come in this last week so I am not sure if the cooler weather started the salmon to move out of the deep holes in that section of the river.
Douglas City to Junction City is seeing an influx of fresh Springer's because of the colder water but it is still a hard fish up there with only 2-3 fish per trip.
The Del Loma area is seeing some nice small adult steelhead up to 3-4lbs but not many salmon yet. The dredgers in the Del Loma access will have to pull out all of their equipment and clean up the area which will make for better launching and fishing in that top stretch for the fall fishing. The really bad part is that all of the dredgers will have to do the same and are being punished for the damage of a few. Not what I would call fair but it seems to always work out that way in no matter what we do in outdoor recreation. The majority suffer for the mistakes of the few. If you have the opportunity to get some fresh roe I would suggest that you start working on that because it will only be a very short time before the Fall Salmon start showing up.
Burnt Ranch and Grays Falls area will close to ALL fishing August 31. (3-weeks) This area is defined as from the Hwy 299 Bridge at Cedar Flat down to the Bridge at Hawkins Bar. Please don't try to sneak into this area after Aug. 31 and fish as it will be a costly experience for you. $$
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 and we are seeing some adults up 8lbs in this area. It is still and early morning fish but if you are willing to be at the river at first light you very well could experience a hook up with one of these babies.
The Mid-Klamath is cooling down some and the fish, both salmon and steelhead are moving around. The half-pounders have not shown yet but I expect them any tome now if the weather stays cool. My fishing buddy John said he has been checking out the mouths of Slate and Bluff Creeks and has seen small pods of fish hanging out in the colder water of the mouths. This is great news in that we are on our way back to some great fishing.