Black Bass Offer Most Consistent Fishing
Rainbow trout and king salmon fishing remains tough at Trinity Lake, but boaters are still bagging good numbers of smallmouth and largemouth bass while fishing offshore structure as the water level drops.
“Anglers fishing off main lake structure are bagging bass while usingRobo Worms on drop shot rigs, Senkos and Gitzits,” said Tim Brady of Trinity Outdoors. “Few anglers are fishing for trout in the warm water conditions.”
Normally the mouths of the tributaries and the streams themselves provide the top fishing, but water conditions are low in the tributaries now. “We’re seeing conditions now like those we would normally see at the end of a dry September,” noted Brady.
Salmon fishing on the Trinity River has improved slightly, due to the doubling of releases below Lewiston Dam, but it’s still far from red-hot.
“The fish that were holding below Burnt Ranch falls are now holding below Del Loma and the fish that were holding below Del Loma are now holding below Junction City,” he noted. “We definitely need rain.”
Most of the salmon fishermen are hooking are spring run Chinooks. “Boaters are using plugs with sardine wrappers and bank anglers are throwing out spinners and roe,” said Brady. “The fish average 8 pounds each, with a few in the 16 to 18 lb. class reported. A few steelhead are mixed in with the salmon.”
Trinity Lake is holding 1,406,875 acre-feet of water, 57 percent of capacity and 77 percent of average.Back To Reports