Steelhead fishing has been good on the Trinity River

The Fly Shop

Report Date:

Current River Conditions:
The fishing has been good. Water conditions are low and clear! Some anglers are finding steelhead on egg patterns, like Boles Bazookas in Steelhead Orange and Sockeye. #12 Red Copper Johns always seem to produce at this time of year. Try a purple Psycho Prince! Expect to find many anglers enjoying the fishing on the Trinity!

Click here for up to date Trinity River flow

The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Bring fresh, new tippet. 1X and 2X. Leaders should be tapered to 0x if you want to land a super hot Trinity Steelhead. Search the tail-outs and the very upper edges of the riffles and glides. Bring a Intermediate, Slow and Medium VersiLeader in 7' lengths for swinging to steelhead. Suspending nymphs of all kinds under an indicator is a very popular and effective approach to presenting a fly or two.

River Fact:
Sad to say, but Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia's father drowned in the Trinity River. While on vacation with his family near Arcata in Northern California in 1947, his father went fly-fishing in the Trinity River. Upon entering he slipped on a rock, plummeting into the deep rapids of the river. By the time he was pulled from the water, he had already drowned.



• Mayfly Cripple Limestone
• Hackle Stacker BWO

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Psycho Prince #12-14
• Micro Mayfly Black #14-16
• Red Copper John #12-14
• Blue Copper John #12-14
• GB Poxy Back Hares Ear #12-14
• GB Half Flash Back P.T. #12-16
• Pellet Fly
• TB Solitude Stone #8-12
• Copper Zebra John #14-18
• Pat's Rubber Leg Brown #6-8

• Beaded Crystal Bugger Silver
• Muddler Minnow #4-10
• Clouser Olive/White
• Zack's Zugger Grey/White

• Boles Bazookas
• Micro Spawn Eggs
• Clown Egg #4-10


Fly Fishing Reports is the newest member of the SportfishingReportsTM Network of fish reports, boats, landings, guides, locations and more. We open our doors to the Fly Fishing outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for the sport.