The Fish Sniffer - Boaters, Bank Anglers Working Hard For Spring Chinooks
Boaters, Bank Anglers Working Hard For Spring Chinooks

Written By: Dan Bacher, July 21, 2014
Species: River Salmon Trout Bass
Location: Trinity Lake, Trinity River,

Spring run Chinook salmon are moving into the holes of the Trinity River, but anglers aren’t catching many yet..

“The few fish being taken are ranging from 10 to 15 pounds,” said Tim Brady of Trinity Outdoors. “Bank anglers are tossing out tuna balls and roe, while boaters are working Kwikfish with sardine wrappers. The fish are showing from Douglas City on up.”

For rainbow trout, anglers should fish at the mouths of the tributaries of Trinity Lake. Throw out salmon eggs, PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters and spinners at the mouths of the Upper Trinity, East Fork, Stewarts Fork and Swift Creek.

“Bass continues to be good for boaters fishing Gitzits and Senkos at 15 to 20 feet deep,” said Brady. “Anglers are hooking a mixture of smallmouths and largemouths to 5 pounds throughout the lake.” 

Reports on king salmon success at the lake are scarce, but Mike Elster of Mike’s Guide Service had a couple of salmon trips scheduled in the coming week.

 Trinity Lake is holding 993,056 acre-feet of water, 41 percent of capacity and 51 percent of average. Releases to the Trinity River below Lewiston are 450 cfs.

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