River King Fishing Picks Up
Salmon fishing has picked up a bit on the Trinity River, though it’s not a case of “Get up here right away,” said Tim Brady of Trinity Outdoors.
“Most anglers are fishing the section from Lewiston to Junction City, though a couple of guys reported hooking fish on spinners further downriver at Hell Hole,” noted Brady. “Most of the fish are in the 8 to 12 pound range, with some in the teens. Shore anglers are drifting roe and tuna balls, while boaters are pulling plugs.”
Bass fishing continues to be productive on Trinity Lake. “As the water level drops, the key is to fish shore structure with Senkos, tube baits, Robo Worms and Shakey Heads,” said Brady. “The fish are a mixture of smallmouths and largemouths.”
Trinity Lake king salmon and kokanee fishing continues to be slow, while rainbow fishing is still good.. “On my last 3 hour trip, we only ended up with 3 small kokanee,” said Mike Elster of Mike’s Fishing Guide Service. “I was experimenting with trolling sardines in the north end of the lake and Papoose Arm.”
“One local reported landing a 6 lb. king while trolling at 50 feet deep, “ said Elster. “I will start fishing Trinity more at the end of August.”
Elster noted that most ramps are out of the water. The Minersville, Trinity Center and Cedar Stock ramps are still open.
Trinity Lake is holding 1,581,971 acre feet of water, 65 percent of capacity and 80 percent of average. The water level is 2,309.87 feet in elevation.Back To Reports