The Fish Sniffer - Steelhead Enthusiasts Brave Low And Cold Conditions
Steelhead Enthusiasts Brave Low And Cold Conditions

Written By: Dan Bacher, January 4, 2014
Species: Steelhead Trout
Location: Trinity River, Lewiston Lake,

Bank fishermen and boaters getting out on the Trinity River in the cold weather are catching good numbers of steelhead averaging 4 to 6 pounds and going up to 10 pounds. The water remains low, cold and clear.

“Shore anglers are experiencing the best success while fishing from Junction City to Del Loma,” revealed Tim Brady at Trinity Outdoors. “A fair number of hatchery fish are showing. Fly fishermen are hooking fish on an array of patterns, while spin fishermen are using jigs and roe under floats.”

“It has been a cold and snowy week on the Trinity,” reported Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service. “Fishing pressure has been a light with the cold weather.”

Clients fishing with Huber continue to bag some beautiful hatchery and wild steelhead while fishing roe and plugs with Huber on the river.

Lewiston Lake continues to kick out good numbers of rainbow trout for anglers tossing out nightcrawlers, marshmallows and Power Eggs. Because of snow and low water conditions, nobody has reported on fishing at Trinity Lake lately.

Trinity Lake is holding 1,195,215 acre feet of water, 49 percent of capacity and 73 percent of average. Releases to the Trinity River below Lewiston are 326 cfs.

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