Target North End Rockpiles For Bass
Few anglers are fishing for black bass at Trinity Lake, but fishing should perk up with the cooling weather. Boat launching is difficult now – the only two ramps open are the one at Minersville and the makeshift low water ramp at Trinity Center, according to Tim Brady of Trinity Outdoors.
Your top prospect for bass is to drop shot with Robo Worms and other plastics and to use shakey head rigs at Trinity.
“Fish 20 to 30 feet deep around the dredger piles and points of the lake’s north end,” advised John Gray of The Maine Guide. “The smallmouths and largemouths are ambushing kokanee salmon.”
Anglers are nailing a few king salmon on the Trinity River from Lewiston to Del Loma. “The fish average 8 to 12 pounds, but some heftier fish in the 20 to 25 lb. range are showing,” revealed Brady.
“Shore anglers are drifting salmon roe or tossing out Blue Fox, Panther Martin and Mepps Flying C spinners,” he stated. “Drift boaters are back trolling plugs or drifting roe. A few steelhead to 8 pounds are mixed in with the salmon.”
Trinity Lake is holding 1,352,737 acre feet of water, 55 percent of capacity and 76 percent of average. Releases from Trinity Dam into the Trinity River went u to 950 cfs on September 15 to provide supplemental flows in the lower Klamath River.Back To Reports