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Shasta-Trinity Fish Report

Klamath and Trinity both closed to salmon fishing

Kenny Priest
(707) 496-8671

A reminder that both the Klamath and Trinity Rivers are currently closed to salmon fishing. During the salmon closures, both rivers will remain open to steelhead fishing and no salmon punch card is required for either river. On the Klamath, steelhead fishing is allowed from 3,500 feet downstream of the Iron Gate Dam to the estuary. The daily bag limit is 2 hatchery steelhead. The Trinity is open to steelhead angling from downstream of the Old Lewiston Bridge to the confluence of the Klamath River through Dec. 31. The one exception is the area downstream of the Highway 299 West bridge at Cedar Flat to the Denny Road bridge at Hawkins Bar. This area is closed to all fishing from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. The daily bag limit is 2 hatchery steelhead. When you’re fishing for steelhead and you catch a salmon, it’s a good idea to either move or change up your gear or method. If you do hook a jack or an adult salmon, it is illegal to remove them from the water by any means. Click link for the complete list of Klamath/Trinity regulations.
Lower Klamath
A little tougher to get reports with salmon season being closed, but I’m hearing the lower river is full of fresh steelhead. Anglers tossing spinners, spoons, and flies are catching quite a few steelhead from half-pounders up to eight-pounds. Blakes riffle has been one of the better spots, but fish are being caught all the way past Blue Creek.


Catching Trout despite freakish storm

Scott Caldwell
(530) 905-0758

My client Earl an I were able to wait out a freakish rain, lightening and thunder storm that moved in directly over our heads, while out on the lake, yesterday, but after it passed Earl caught an released 10 fat Shasta lake trout.

All the Trout were in the 3 to 4 pound class all fat and full of shad. Once the weather settle the bite improved as the day went on. The crazy weather moved the Trout up and down water column. We caught fish near the surface and as deep as 90 feet. All the Trout were caught while trolling Sep's Dodgers and Shad imitation trailers lathered in Pro-Cure Carpspit. 

Video from yesterday's trip

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