Solid reports of fish from Junction City up through Lewiston. You will have to work for them when the flows are low and clear. Great news though, with the weekend's rain and what is coming afterwards really has us pumped! This should swell the tributaries and bring fish up above the falls area. Best flies for nymphing setups are Black Rubbelegs and a Red Copper John, or a Psycho Prince in your favorite color. Thrown on an egg pattern if you see salmon. If you are swinging, the Copper Beaded Assassin, Green Butt Silver Hilton, or your favorite swinging pattern are both winners. Try one of Hoody's Hangers for a skater. You will not go wrong.
We are coming up into prime time for those of you who like to swing flies. We have spots in our Spey Clinic and 3 Day Spey School in November, contact Bryan or Chris in Outfitters if you would like more info.
Trinity River Flows:
Trinity River Releases from Lewiston
Trinity River Flow at Pigeon Point
• Bill & Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle) at 530-623-1905
Access To the Trinity River
The Trinity has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities during the steelhead season. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.
Steelhead Fishing Can be Frustrating
These anadromous rainbow trout are known as the 'Fish of a Thousand Casts.' For good reason! The learning curve can be quite steep learning when and where to go, and what type of water to target. Our Professional Guide Staff has decades of experience guiding the Trinity River for steelhead. A day spent with one of our guides will get you up to speed much more quickly.
Recommended Equipment & Setups
Early Summer Run Steelhead on the Trinity River will take swung flies readily. Spey rods are becoming an increasingly popular method to swing flies. The Fly Shop's Signature Spey Rods are an economical way to get into a great Spey rig. Add a Ross Cimmaron II Fly Reel and a Scandi shooting head, a leader, tippet and fly and you'll be in business.
• Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - #18
• Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
• Mercer's Poxyback GB Hares Ears - #8-14
• TB Solitude Stone - #8
• Lance's X-May - #16, Brown
• Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10
• Clown Egg - #4-10
• M.C. Redd Reapers
• Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas - #8
Streamers & Leeches:
• Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any
• CH Kiwi Muddlers
• Freshwater Clouser - Any