The Fish Sniffer - Anglers Are Working For Steelhead
Anglers Are Working For Steelhead

Written By: Dan Bacher, January 23, 2014
Species: Steelhead Trout
Location: Trinity River, Lewiston Lake,

Steelhead fishing continues to be productive for anglers willing to work for their fish in the low, cold and clear water conditions.

“We’re still getting fish every day,” said Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service. “The steelhead are still waiting in holes until precipitation allows them to move up to the tributaries. There’s no new fish in the system; the winter-run steelhead haven’t arrived yet from the Klamath.”

“My last trip produced 3 adult steelhead in the 4 to 6 pound range,” said Huber. “We hooked one fish on plug and two while side drifting roe below Lewiston.”

“The steelhead fishing is holding its own,” reported Tim Brady of Brady’s Sporting Goods. “Anglers fishing the strech of river from Pigeon Point through Big Flat and Big Bar are experiencing the top action on fish up to 10 pounds. Fly fishermen appear to be experiencing the best fishing."

Lewiston Lake continues to kick out rainbows, a mixture of planters and holdovers, for shore anglers throwing PowerBait, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, spinners and spoons.

Hardly anybody has been fishing for rainbow trout, king salmon or black bass at Trinity Lake lately, due to low water conditions.

Trinity Lake is holding 1,177,487 acre-feet of water, 48 percent of capacity and 69 percent of average. Releases to the Trinity River below Lewiston are 326 cfs.

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