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|Trinity River Fishing Report – November 6, 2011||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 06 November 2011 00:00|
NOTICE: On Friday Oct. 21, while taking out at Pigeon Point, I was at the Orvis tackle and Sawyer Oar display when a fisherman asked me if I could maybe ask my readers if they could put the word out about a lost fly rod found on the drive way to Pigeon Point. If you know about this or the fisherman that may have lost it please have them call me at 530-
The present storm has started fish to move and hopefully brought some more fresh fish into the mouth of the Klamath. The Trinity is not very dirty at this writing. In the past I have been asked where all the mud and color coming from below the South Fork of the Trinity. Well there are two active slides up on the South Fork. One was caused by the 1964 flood and is up above the old Young Ranch in the area of Coon Creek; this makes the river milky and is from slate shale. The other is up by Hyampom and was caused by a slide several years back when half of a mountain came down into the river and is real muddy. Both slides are active on an ongoing basis and depend upon the water flows of the South Fork to cause them to slide into the river. Thus we have either a muddy flow or a milky slate color that sometime, flows all the way down to Hoopa.
Willow Creek Weir Count:
Oct. 28; Chinook, 10 jacks, 40 adults, total 50, to date 1,529: Coho; 14 jacks, 31 adult, total 45, to date 325: Steelhead; 1-1/2lbers, 13 adults, total 14, to date 1,549. In 2,010 WCW at this time counted 1,299
The Trinity River Hatchery:
329 jacks, 761 adults, for a total 1,089 Fall Run. In 2010 at this time TRH counted 1,916.
Fishing has been on and off for the last week. This rain should help bring in more fresh fish into the Trinity. Up-river is clear as of this writing but that could change because there is more rain to come. Douglas City to Junction City has been fair to good depending on the day fished. Above Del Loma fishing was good but I got harder as you came down into the access section. This new storm should move more fish up out of the canyon and then I expect fishing will be much better. Today Willow creek looked good with very little mud in the river but I did not see very many fishermen out working the favorite areas like Big Rock or Kimtu. Hoopa has been slow for the last week but that will change by this weekend due to the storm bringing up fresh fish from the Klamath. What it looks like is we will be all looking to see how much fish movement this storm causes.
The Mid-Klamath above the Weitchpec Bridge is still producing few fresh salmon and steelhead. Most of the steelhead are native and I thing they are going on up the Klamath while the hatchery steelies are making the right turn into the Trinity. Orleans has been doing well for both salmon and steelhead but not a lot of fresh salmon are going on up river yet. I have not heard much about the upper Klamath as to fishing but hope they are doing well.
Trinity River Flows and Conditions:
Trinity Lake is 26 (-1ft.) below the over flow and at 84.4% of capacity (-1% of capacity) at 10:00am today.
Inflow to Trinity Lake is 493cfs. Trinity Dam releases are 2,267cfs to Lewiston Lake with 1,968cfs going to Whiskeytown Lake.
Lewiston Dam releases are 302cfs, water temps 44, air is 39. Limekiln Gulch is 5ft at 328cfs. Douglas City is 6ft at 380fs, water temps are 44, air 41. Junction City is 1.5ft at 400cfs. Helena is 9.2ft at 468cfs. Cedar Flat is 3ft at 554cfs. Willow Creek estimate is 707cfs, water at 46, air at 47. Hoopa is 12.1ft at 971cfs, water temps 47.2 degrees. Mouth of the Trinity is 3,681cfs with water temperatures of 56 degrees. Weitchpec water temps 54.
Klamath River Releases:
Iron Gate Dam is releasing 1,720cfs. Seiad Valley is 3.2ft at 2,030cfs. Happy Camp is 2,114cfs. Somes Bar is 2,385cfs. Orleans is 4.2ft at 2,710cfs, water at 54. Klamath at 101 is 9.48.8ft at 4,660cfs water temp at 49.6 degrees. Temperatures in the valley last week were 68/33 degrees with 2.4 inches of rain, total to date 9.4 inches. The weather next week in the valley is predicted to be 55/30 degrees, Mon sun, Tue-Wed cloudy, Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun showers. 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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