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|Trinity River Fishing Report –January 28, 2012||| Print ||
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You must send in you 2011 Salmon & Steelhead Report cards to Fish and Game by Jan. 31, 2012. .Steelhead Report cards, P O Box 944209, Sacramento CA 94244-2090. Or you can go on line and report at WWW.dfg.ca.gov/steelheadcard.
Salmon Report cards go to: DFG Klamath River Project, 5341 Ericson Way, Arcata, CA 95521. Many fishermen don’t realize how important these cards are but it helps the Department of Fish & Game determine if we met escapement goals for the Klamath River Basin as well as the numbers for harvested fish. This data is used to help determine the 2012 harvestable surplus for 2012 salmon fishing quotas. So if you want a plentiful Salmon and Steelhead next season then you should make sure you do your part by sending you Salmon and Steelhead report cards.
It has been six weeks that I have been trying to meet with the Hoopa Tribal Chairman, Leonard Masten with NO date set for a meeting to try and mitigate fishing access to the Trinity River in Hoopa for fishermen. We have two months left of this year for Winter Steelhead fishing and some of the best steelhead fishing right now is on the reservation. What a terrible shame that this has to happen at such a critical time. I will keep on trying because I believe it is seriously hurting the local economy for both communities.
There is good news, the U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers, is trying to gain a new river access into Sandy Bar on the South Fork of the Trinity. This would be great if it were to happen because the old one is atrocious and is long overdue for repairs. It would be good if the USFS could provide some type of boat launch in that area as it is to long of a drift from Hawkins Bar to Kimtu for a one day drift.
Trinity River Hatchery Counts: The hatchery continues to still see steelhead come into the hatchery. Now that we have had a significant rain the hatchery should be seeing a good number of winter run steelhead.
Fall totals at the Hatchery for Fall Chinook salmon, 15,733, 2011 totals, 22,314, 2010 totals, 1,908. Total to date for Coho salmon for 2011 is 4,784, 2010 totals, 4,215. Steelhead to date for 2011 is 2,603, total 2010, 2,037. Remember that the Coho salmon and steelhead are still coming into the lower part of the river.
Just as I was about to make a fishing report for last week it started to rain and blew out the river. I had good reports of some good fishing up in the Indian Creek to Douglas City area but most of the main stem was muddy so I didn’t make a report. The river came up about a foot or two up river but with 4.3 inches of rain it came up 8-10ft in the lower sections. The river bar in front of my house was almost under water and it takes 11-122ft of water to go over it. Right now the river is dropping fast and should be very fishable by this weekend provided we see light showers as predicted for the weekend. This year appears to be a good steelhead year as the reports of larger steelies and more of them are every where in the Klamath River Basin. A friend of mine in Orleans sent me an underwater picture of a steelhead on the Salmon River that had to be close to 18-20lbs. I hope that we will see a few of those on the Trinity this winter.
Klamath: The Klamath is blown out at this time but hopefully it will come back into shape, not this weekend but maybe for the next week. The rain sure helped open up the mouth of the Klamath though.
Trinity River flows and Conditions: Trinity Lake is 33ft (1ft decrease) below the over flow and at 79.3% of capacity (0.3% increase) of capacity at 11:00am today.
Trinity River: Inflow to Trinity Lake is 1,041cfs.
Trinity Dam releases are 489cfs to Lewiston Lake with 177cfs going to Whiskeytown Lake.
Lewiston Dam releases are 312cfs, water temps 41, air is 42. Limekiln Gulch is 5.1ft at 425cfs. Douglas City is 6.2ft at 530fs, water temps are 40, air 39. Junction City is 000ft at 000cfs. Helena is 10.6ft at 998cfs, water is 40.8. Cedar Flat is 6.2ft at 2,300cfs, Willow Creek estimate is 3,450cfs, water at 41, air at 47. Hoopa is 17.2ft at 7,760cfs, water temps 42.4 degrees. Mouth of the Trinity is 19.86Kcfs.
Klamath River Releases: Iron Gate Dam is releasing 1,040cfs. Seiad Valley is 4.2ft at 1,610cfs. Happy Camp is 3,7281cfs. Somes Bar is 9Kcfs. Orleans is 8.9ft at 12.1Kcfs. Klamath at 101 is 15.9ft at 28.4Kcfs water temp at 44 degrees.
Temperatures in the valley last week were 58/35 degrees with 4.3 inches of rain, total to date 35.4 inches. The weather next week in the valley is predicted to be 58/31 degrees, Mon-possible showers, Tue-chance of rain, Wed-showers/cloudy, Thu-partly cloudy, Fri/ Sat/Sun -Overcast. Remember when traveling in the north be sure to carry chains and a shovel.
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