DOUGLAS CITY — Anglers have a tough choice of rivers when heading to the north end of the state, as steelhead action is great on the Klamath, while salmon action is even better on the Trinity.
Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service said that steelhead fishing has been outstanding on the lower Klamath River, and some nice fall run jack salmon are starting to show, while Liam Gogan of Trinity River Outfitters is reporting excellent salmon fishing on the Trinity.
Huber said they had a particularly great day on Thursday, landing 12 adult steelhead, including a hatchery fish weighing 11 pounds caught by Norlito Soriano from Sunnyvale Starwein Riffle, and Neil Roberts landed a nice18-pound king. Huber is eager with anticipation by the fact that this is just the beginning of the season, and it’s only going to get better.
Gogan said that last week provided “a good solid week of fishing.” He did point out that Trinity flows will be increased starting on Aug.15 to 1,000 cfs to 1,400 cfs to hopefully prevent another massive fish kill on the lower Klamath, like the one of 2002.
He’s been averaging 4 to 6 nice kings a day on roe and Kwikfish — Kwikfish early, roe later. They aren’t big, from 8 to 12 pounds, but gorgeous, bright fish. Greg Lester of San Jose did hook into a bigger beauty, though, weighing 17 pounds on roe.
TRINITY SALMON ACTION has improved as flows have dropped, and Pati Albers of Santa Clara caught this beauty, of their 4-fish limits, while fishing with husband Greg with Guide Steve Huber. They used roe, side drifting the bottom of deep holes.