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|TRINITY RIVER FISHING REPORT – November 1st, 2009||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 01 November 2009 01:00|
Last week’s temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 68/40 with 0.1inches of rain, for a total of 4.4 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 68/40 with some overcast in the mornings and sunny afternoons. Cooler temperatures for the last week have helped to keep water temperatures down and started more fish to move into the valley. Hopefully we will start see more Salmon moving up the Klamath and into the Trinity. The change BOR has made in the releases of the water from Trinity Lake has helped to keep water temperatures down in the Upper Trinity and has improved the Steelhead situation in the river.
Lower Klamath River Harvest, Chinook 5,545 for ’09 vs. 4,989 ’08; Below 101 Bridge 0 Chinook, total of 1,571; Above 101 Bridge 0 Chinook, total of 3,974, 51caought for the week. NO Steelhead were caught in the Lower Klamath last week.
Trinity River Hatchery has started to count and spawn Fall Run Chinook. For Oct. 28, 313 adult Chinook, 310 Coho, 48 Steelhead entered TRH.
Willow Creek weir count to date: Chinook 1,118 ‘09 vs. 2,024 ’08; Coho 163 for ’09 vs. 439 for ‘08; Steelhead 1,388 for ‘09 vs. 896 for ‘08. The 2009 fish run is slowly improving as the season progresses. We still have yet to see the main run of fish come into the system for the Trinity River.
Creel count for Lower-Klamath Fall Chinook: Sport Quota; 3,501of 15,400. I haven’t heard how many Jacks were harvested so far.
This past week the upper Trinity has improved some for Steelhead fishing but it is still hard to locate where the salmon are holding up and which holes one should try fishing for them. Steelhead are on the move but it appears that it is the fly fishers that are doing most of the catching where as the hardware guys are throwing a lot with little results.
I think the fall fishing has turned the corner. Yesterday a couple of fly fishers from Chico fished down below Big Rock and caught 5 half-pounders and 1 adult for the morning fish. That is pretty good for only a few hours of fishing. Some adult Steelhead was seen up around the Salyer Bridge and one local caught and released a nice 10lb hen. I hope I can do that well this coming week.
My fishing contact John is moving up the the Marble Mt. Ranch so it will be a week or so before I hear some fining news. Doug Cole, the owner has been doing OK fishing up at Somes Bar and green Riffle but I don’t hear from him very often so I am not sure how the fishing really is.
The good new is that the Iron Gate Hatchery has met its spawning quota for the year and will now start to cull the eggs so they can get a good spread of the whole spawning season for the Upper Klamath. From what I have heard there is still plenty of fishing going on but it is mostly catch and release as the salmon are very dark but you will still have some Steelhead coming in to spawn. The report is that there are plenty of salmon that made it into the Shasta and Scott Rivers to spawn also. This is all very good news for the Klamath River fishery.
Notice: There has been a report that was posted on the internet that is very disturbing. The reporter has started to point fingers and misquoting facts about the Indian fishery on the Lower Klamath and Lower Trinity. Misquoting harvest numbers is not the best way to bolster ones report because the numbers are posted and can be looked up and I don’t like egg on my face. I do look at it as that it is that reporters right to report things as he sees them but it is also not right for one to misquote facts and lead the general fishing public astray. Yes I have received several emails and copies of this article. No I do not agree with many of the things that the article states. I do believe that there is some thing wrong that the Trinity River has not seen the Fall Chinook run that was predicted to appear show up. Why has this not happened? I have not been able to gather all the facts to state why but believe that there is an answer and hope to find out the facts before I go shout from the tree tops and point fingers to blame any one group or groups of fishing people.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 20:28|
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