Trinity Steelhead fishing has been best near Junction City but fish may be moving toward Lewiston

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Current River Conditions: Steelhead fishing has been best near Junction City. However, keep in mind steelhead are moving towards the hatchery in Lewiston. Might be a good idea to try some of the water above Douglas City. River conditions are excellent. You will find there are many, many salmon in the river! Egg patterns may be your best fly! Expect crowded conditions.

In case you don't know, the Fly Only Section is located from the Old Bridge in Lewiston, CA. upstream to with-in 250ft of the dam. This section is seasonal and currently open as of April 1st through the summer.

The Fly Shop's  Tips: A variety of techniques, using your 8-9 wt rod for Salmon, or a more adaptable 5-6 wt fly rod for small steelhead and aggressive browns will tie you into fish. Suspending nymphs under an indicator, stripping buggers and leeches, swinging muddlers or PT nymphs will produce hook-ups! Even dry flies should be in the plan. Bring a parachute Adams! Hey! The King Salmon will eat nymphs suspended under indicators. What a blast!

Water Flows:Trinity River Flows
Dreamflows - Trinity River

Suggested Fly Patterns:

Dry Flies:

• Blair Mouse Project
• Fire Butt Bomber
• Paulson's Titanic Orange
• Pompodoro Skater - October Caddis

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Tungsten October Pewpah
• Zack's October Zaddis
• Bill Mart's Cadillac-Purple
• Euphoric Muddlers-Rust
• Silver Hilton
• BH Flashback P.T. Nymphs #12-14
• Red Copper John #12-14
• TB Solitude Stone - #8
• Pat's Rubber Leg - Brown #6-8

• Boles Bazookas - #8
• Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink #12
• Clown Egg - #4-10

• CH Kiwi Muddlers
• CH Lightning Bugger #6
• Freshwater Clouser (Any)
• Dietz's Sculpins #4

Fly Fishing Gear:
• The Fly Shop's  Fresh H2O Fly Rods 4-5wt
• The Fly Shop's  L2a Fly Reels
• RIO Gold Floating Fly Line
• Simms  G3 Guide Jacket
• Flexi-Wrap
• Hardbite™ Star Cleats - Simms 
• Modern Spey Casting DVD

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