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|TRINITY RIVER FISHING REPORT – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 27 September 2009 00:00|
Last week’s temperatures for the Trinity Valley were 92/48 with no rain, for a total of 68.6 inches of rain for the year. Forecasts for the next week in the valley are 74/41 with some overcast in the mornings and sunny afternoon w/possible showers Saturday.
SPECIAL NOTICE: BOR has stated that as of Monday, Sept. 29, 2009 Trinity Water Releases will be for temperature control, all releases from the Trinity Reservoir will be from the Auxiliary outlet to help lower water temperatures.
Trinity River Hatchery shows a total of 953 Spring Chinook entering for spawned for this year. The Junction City weir count to date: 246 Chinook vs. 201 for 2008; 24 Steelhead vs. 27 2008; 165 German Brown vs. 99 2008.
Willow Creek weir count to date: 807 vs. 1387 ’08; 35 Coho vs. 17 ‘08; 533 Steelhead vs. 307 2008. It appears that 2009 fish run is improving each week as the time progresses. We have yet to see the main run of fish come into the system.
Down at the mouth of the Klamath the count goes on; Creel Count for the Lower Klamath Sport Quota; 2,635 of 15,400 and 30,800 basin wide. Also 1,535 jacks were harvested. I don’t know where the rumor of 30,000 Salmon for the Indian Commercial Harvest came from but believe me the Indian total share for the In-River was only 30,900, to be split between the Yuroks’ and Hoopas’. Somebody has their numbers mixed up!
This past week and a half has seen a steady in crease of fresh fish coming into the Trinity but no big spurt has yet to arrive. Hopefully cooler weather in the coming weeks will help the water temperatures to drop more and the fish will head upriver.
In the last week fishing has been good for some but sparse for others. Last Monday saw Ted Migdal of Napa, land a nice adult Steelie in the 6lbs range on a fly while his fishing buddy Dave Grahm was hooking Salmon down in the Hoopa Gorge. Tuesday Saw Tom Weseloh, Byron Leydecker and Herb Burton fish from Salyer to Willow Creek and Byron caught and released a nice 8lbs native Steelhead. Herb was not to be out done and landed a nice hatchery Steelie of 6lbs. Wednesday saw Ron and Nola Jerom of Santa Rosa fishing up in the Del Loma area. These people stay at the Del Loma RV Park each year and this year Nola landed a nice 12lbs Salmon while her husband was busy fighting a nice adult Iron Head. Believe me when I say both were very happy. Thursday saw my fishing buddy Ed Trujillo, from Sacramento, land a nice fresh Salmon of 25lbs in the Sky Ranch Rd. to Pigeon Point section. Ed and his fishing partner did well in that section with 3 adult Salmon in the 10lbs range, largest being the 25lb’er. They also landed 2 nice adult Steelies. Friday saw them fishing down in Del Loma 5 more fish, 3 Salmon 68lbs, 2 hatchery Steelhead 1-5lbs, all released. Saturday the were back up to J.C. landing 6 more fish with one native Steelie at 8lbs. So you can see the fish are in it is just a guess as to where they are. At this time of year is is just a guessing game as to where the fish may be because of the range or air and water temperatures.
The Mid-Klamath at Weitchpec and Orleans is doing well for Salmon and Steelhead. My buddy John says that fishermen are catching Salmon limits at the mouth of the Trinity while up at Slate Creek Riffle the fly fishers are doing very well on flies for ½-pounders. At the same time it has been a good mix of Salmon and Steelhead at the Bluff Creek hole. All I can say is that there are fish in the river you just have to locate them.
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