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|TRINITY RIVER FISHING REPORT – OCTOBER 4, 2009||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 04 October 2009 23:30|
Last week’s temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 90/44 with 0.1inches of rain, for a total of 68.76 inches of rain for the year. October starts a new rain year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 73/37 with some overcast in the mornings and sunny afternoon. Cooler temperatures for the last week have dropped water temperatures and made for colder mornings. Hopefully this will start the Salmon moving up the Klamath and into the Trinity. BOR changed the release of the water from Trinity Lake last week which means that the cold water from the bottom of the lake is being used up and the cold water storage for next year could possibly be depleted if we don’t get a good snow pack for this coming winter. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and pray for the best.
As of this last week Trinity River Hatchery shows a total of1, 010 Spring Chinook entering for spawning for this year. The Junction City weir count to Sept. 30: 268 Chinook ’09 vs. 208 for ‘08; 55 Steelhead ’08 vs. ‘08; 151 German Brown over 16in ‘09 vs. 88 in ‘08.
Willow Creek weir count to date: Chinook 1,019 ‘09 vs. 1,676 ’08; Coho 109 for ’09 vs. 71 for ‘08; Steelhead 871 for ‘09 vs. 416 for ‘08. The 2009 fish run just keeps improving each week. We still have yet to see the main run of fish come into the system and Trinity River.
Creel count for Lower-Klamath Fall Chinook: Sport Quota; 3.211 of 15,400. Also 1,833 jacks were harvested. This past week shows that there were some Chinook over 30lbs taken.
Fishing this past week was very hard. In talking with some of the guides up-river they were getting Salmon and steelhead but they were also having days of NO fish. Maybe it was the full moon or the warm water temperatures. All I know is that it was one hard week of fishing both up-river and down stream. Del Loma RV Park were in the same boat, Patrick said that his campers were bringing in maybe one fish per campsite. Patrick fished last Friday and only got 1 Salmon and 1 Steelhead about 7lbs.
Thursday I fished the Willow Creek area and was skunked, Saturday I took some clients down into the Hoopa Valley and we were able to land 2 nice hatchery Steelheads. Jesse Reta of Union City landed his first hatchery Steelhead, 28-1/2 inches that weighed 8-1/2lbs. His son Anthony of Fremont, landed a respectable hatchery Steelhead of 4lbs. We saw many fish both Salmon and Steelhead but they just swam past the boat like we weren’t there. Tonight the moon starts to wane so maybe the fish will slow down and take an interest in what we are offering.
I didn’t receive my usual report from Weitchpec and Orleans so I have no report for that area this week.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:16|
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