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|Trinity River Fishing Report – November 13, 2011||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 13 November 2011 00:00|
It pays to advertise! Last week I posted a notice that I had found a fly rod at Pigeon Point and got a call by Monday from the owner. He described the rod and we made arrangements for him to receive the fishing rod. Not bad! So “it pays to advertise!” We are about to go into a rainy period and I am sure that it will start more steelhead moving on the rivers. This past week Del Loma has seen a good influx of steelhead showing up and sitting on the salmon Redds waiting for some eggs to break free for a quick snack.
The South Fork of the Trinity is open to fishing (Nov 1 thru Dec 31). Several guides have been going in at Sandy Bar and fishing down to the mouth of the South Fork and have been doing well. Of course all the steelhead on that section are native so it is strictly catch and release. It is still fun to catch a nice adult steelie and release him.
The Lower Klamath Preliminary Counts are out and they look very interesting. Chinook Below 101 Bridge; Harvested, 1,430, Released, 368. Above 101 Bridge: Harvested, 7,407, for a total of 8,837; Released, 3,066. Steelhead below 101 Bridge; Harvested 18, Released 219; Above 101 Bridge, Harvested 392, Released 2,540.
Willow Creek Weir Count: Nov. 4; Chinook, 12 jacks, 32 adults, total 44, to date 1,573: Coho; 3 jacks, 20 adult, total 23, to date 348: Steelhead; 2-1/2lbers, 27 adults, total 29, to date 1,578. In 2,010 WCW at this time counted 1,299
The Trinity River Hatchery: 270 jacks, 2,793 adults, for a total 3,063 Fall Run. In 2010 at this time TRH counted 3,916.
Fishing: Fishing up around Junction City has started to pick up some but also has the drift boat traffic. As I stated before the steelhead are moving up the river and where you find salmon redds you will find steelhead. Egg beads of fly patterns are starting to work well for fly fishers and fresh roe is doing well for the bait guys. If you are fishing in the normal runs you probably will do good throwing hardware. Del Loma area the Armenians from San Diego are back and they are hard at it. They arrived at Del Loma at 7am and immediately went down to the river to fish behind the park. By 9am they were back up at their trailer and had C & R 1 salmon, 3 native steelies and kept 2 adult steelhead up to 9lbs. Also a couple of lady fishers went down to the Big Swede area and were able to land 4 adults in two days. 8 steelhead have been caught in the Del Loam access area. I would say that if this were to continue the Del Loma area is going to be the hot spot for this coming week.
Down in the Willow Creek section Chad Smith and his dad Terry, from Bakersfield, fished the Sandy Bar to Kimtu run yesterday and were able to C & R 2 nice adult steelies in the 7-8lbs range.
The Mid-Klamath in the Weitchpec area has been starting to really see a lot of nice adult steelhead. The mix right now is about 50/50 native to hatchery ratio. The word from the Upper Klamath yet but I would expect they are seeing some trout and are waiting for the adults to show.
Trinity River Flows and Conditions:
Trinity Lake is 28 (3ft.decrese) below the over flow and at 83.4% of capacity (-1% of capacity) at 10:00am today.
Trinity River: Inflow to Trinity Lake is 281cfs. Trinity Dam releases are 2,228cfs to Lewiston Lake with 1,927cfs going to Whiskeytown Lake.
Lewiston Dam releases are 301cfs, water temps 45, air is 46. Limekiln Gulch is 4.9ft at 343cfs. Douglas City is 6ft at 360fs, water temps are 46, air 46. Junction City is 1.4ft at 395cfs. Helena is 9.2ft at 449cfs, water is 46.8. Cedar Flat is 2.9ft at 50754cfs. Willow Creek estimate is 651707cfs, water at 476, air at 5447. Hoopa is 11.72.1ft at 826cfs, water temps 48.6 degrees. Mouth of the Trinity is 3,366cfs.
Klamath River Releases:
Iron Gate Dam is releasing 1,340cfs. Seiad Valley is 2.9ft at 1,760cfs. Happy Camp is1, 830cfs. Somes Bar is 2,287cfs. Orleans is 4.1ft at 2,540cfs. Klamath at 101 is 9ft at 4,280660cfs water temp at 49.6 degrees. Temperatures in the valley last week were 60/33 degrees with 0 inches of rain, total to date 9.4 inches. The weather next week in the valley is predicted to be 54/27 degrees, Mon-Tue-Wed cloudy, Thu-Fri-Sat showers and rain-possible snow Thur. Sun cloudy. There could be some possible snow around 3,000ft on the passes for the weekend so one should call ahead for weather conditions before heading up to this area. If you do decide to travel north be sure to have chains and a shovel with you and watch for ice on the roads.
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