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Happy New Year!  Fished the Calfornia coast under an indicator over the New Year under relatively high water conditions.  Fished two days with fish around and gear chuckers makin' me look bad pullin' fish out of deep runs.  Drew landed this beautiful, wild hen with a full belly that did some moonlighting as an acrobate. Water looked great for swinging! Nice way to bring in the New Year.   Happy 2017 to all!  
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Drew's Hen
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Had a good time guiding Ed and Alex from San Jose. 
New Year's resolutions set aside, Ed set the tone for 2017 by landing a nice hen. 
It snowed and rained on us most the day, but we had the river all to ourselves. 

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My two-day trip on the Lower Sac got off to a rough start when the flows doubled overnight on Tuesday.  Lake Shasta is pretty full for this time of year and it must be time to dump some water since the flows came up from 5,000cfs to 10,000cfs.  Flow increases are generally bad news for fishing in the short term, especially one of this magnitude.  We did a short float in the morning, hooked a couple of fish, and then pulled the plug and headed over to the Trinity for the afternoon.  We got over there in time for a great baetis hatch.  Rich, Kathleen and Ashley all hooked trout on dry flies over a two-hour period during the warmest part of the day.  Then we tried for steelhead.  Kathleen hooked a big one about 7 pounds that we lost right at the net after a long fight.  Then Rich landed an even bigger one that barely fit into my Lower Sac trout net.

Today the fishing was much better on the Lower Sac.  The nice thing about a change in flows is that it's bad for a day, but then the fish are hungry once they settle into their new lies.  We didn't hook a lot of fish today, but we landed some really nice fish and we had consistent action up until the last hour of the day.  The river looks great at 10,000cfs.

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Flow changes like this make for a day or two of rough fishing
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Ashley got off to a hot start this morning with this big fish.
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Kathleen's best fish of the day.
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Ashley with one of many rainbows
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Rich's steelhead from our afternoon on the Trinity yesterday
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I just finished up two days with Steve and Ron from the Bay Area.  Monday was kind of a normal day for this season - Ron landed two nice adult steelies and the rest of our fish were half-pounders.  Tuesday was Steve's turn and the action was consistent throughout the day.  His first fish was a nice wild fish that we had to chase downstream through a boulder garden to land.  All of the fish he landed were over 6 pounds and he finished the day with a huge one.  We taped it at 30" and it was a big, deep bodied wild fish.  I'm guessing somewhere in the 10-12 pound range.  It's the biggest Trinity fish I've had in my net in a few seasons for sure.  Nice job guys!
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Wow! Steve landed the biggest Trinity fish I've seen in a few seasons
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Day 1 was all Ron. Here is his best fish of the day.
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Steve's 2nd fish on day 2
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Beaver sighting!
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Steve's first fish on day 2
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Good times on the Trinity after this latest storm blew-out the river for a couple of days.   Landed three adults, one nice wild buck with a kype jaw put up a great fight with long, impressive runs.   One hatchery fish made the dinner table.  Lots of laughs on the river under blue skies.  
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The Trinity fished good yesterday, Dick from Seattle hooked 3 large Steelhead, all on the SWING ! He brought two to hand over 29" and broke one stout, hot fish off !  We've been getting plenty of rain with more on the way, as of this morning the Trinity is blown below Weaverville Creek but looks real good above with about 3' of visability. 
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Swing em up !
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Big Hen
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The Trinity blew out on Saturday and by Sunday the upper river was fiahable, the high water has transported the leading edge of our Winter run up and Dick from Seattle swung up a bright one today. Water temps are hovering in the low to mid fourties but dedication and persistance pay dividends to the avid Steelheader !
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as bright as they get on the upper Trinity !
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swing em up...
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Hooked Up !
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Guided the Trinity for a couple of days swinging flies and when the temps dropped, we switched to indicator. Hooked five adults with one angler. One fish we lost in Junction City was a very quality Trinity fish!
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 We've had plenty of weather up on the Trinity over the last several days, heavy snow on Wenesday night with snow levels down to 1000 feet or lower, that led to into a cold drizzle Thursday, Friday was fairly mild until a heavy rain started around 4 pm and lasted through the night. As of this morning the river high and chocolate brown and is blown out below Rush creek, you might be able to find a little fishable water up around Lewiston.

I guided Larry and Henry from the East Bay over the past two days, Thursday we fished indicators from the boat and came up bagles, Friday we swithced to swing fishing with Spey rods and both guys were able to hook into adult steelhead but unfourtunatly weren't able to bring either fish to hand. It was Awesome to see that the boys where able to swing up a couple of Steelhead in 40 degree water !

I would think that the upper river above Weaver Creek should be fishable by tomorrow. Tight Lines ! 

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Both indicator and spey fished the main stem of the Eel on Tuesday, December 6th.  Client got one grab swinging.   On Wednesday, December 7th, to avoid what I thought would be a windy day, we left the main stem for the sanctuary of the South Fork and while the water was perfect, it was a bit early to find steelhead that high up.   The following day the coast was blown.  
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It's been a pretty scratchy couple of weeks on the Trinity River.  Fish have been scattered and it's been rare to catch more than one fish out of a spot.  Today was pretty much the same for clients Steve and Dana from Chico until about 4pm.  They both had a brief hookup under their belt by then and we weren't expecting much more action before we hit the take out.  Then we found a pod of fish!  Steve started with a small wild adult steelie which made our day.  Then Dana hooked and landed a 28" hatchery hen that gave him a great fight.  In the diminishing light they both had another brief hookup and then Dana landed an even bigger fish, a 29" wild buck that we chased downstream.  It was a great end to a beautiful day on the water.  
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Dana with his 2nd big one
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Steve with a wild fish
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Dana with a 28" fish
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I just finished up two days with Steve and Jon from the Sacramento area.  We covered a lot of water, including a float near Lewiston and one near Junction City.  Fish are dispersed right now and it's hard to get more than one out of a single spot.  Steve and Jon hooked 3-4 adults apiece in two days off fishing plus numerous half-pounders.  The average size fish is pretty good right now.  We hooked one smaller adult around 3 pounds but the rest were 5-9 pounds.  All of the fish we landed were wild.  Traffic is light to moderate and the weather is beautiful.
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Jon on day 1
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Steve's big fish from day 1
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Steve strikes again
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The Trinity continues to give up a few fish here and there, saw a few more fish on the move yesterday, we had a few encounters and Jay swung up a nice one at the final run of the day ! Those memories stick with you for a while...the weather is forecast to be realatively mild for this coming week.
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Nice fish Mark !
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Bottom of the the 9th with 2 outs, Jay with a walk off homer !
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Searching for Chrome !
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Fishing continues to be up and down on the Trinity, today was an Up Day ! Mark and Jay swung up four adult Steelhead today, I think that could be considered a good a day of swing fishing any where, especialy this Season on the Trin. As I said before the best fishing reports are the ones you make yourself, get out there, there is plenty of Season left, we should start to see the first of our Winter run around the Holidays...Tight Lines !
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One of four swung up today !
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Had a swing trip with Kayla and Mac from Fish First Fly Shop in Chico on Saturday. It was a cold and blustery day, and the river was on the rise, but we still had of fun on the water. We focused on spey casting techniques and reading water. Kayla also caught her first Trinty river steelhead. I think her smile says it all. 
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I just finished up a trip with the Diablo Valley Fly Fishers.  These guys and gals made a lot of good drifts the last two days but the fish were elusive.  Bill King, the group leader, managed to land a beautiful fish the first day.  We are all hoping that the storm forecast for this weekend spikes the flows and brings in some new fish.  Right now 1 adult fish in a day per boat is a good day on the Trinity.
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Bill King with a great steelhead
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The conditions on the Trinity continue to be good with good air and water temps and clarity, still not a lot of Steelhead around though. There seems to be more fish upriver in the Lewiston to Bucktail area, down river the Steelhead seem to move through fairly quickly, if your in the right area at the right time you could have some pretty good fishing ! Over the past two weeks I've had days were we've hooked as many as 5 adults in a day to days were we didn't get touched. The weather forecast is calling for more rain over the coming week, hopefully that will jump-start the fishing a bit. Tight Lines.
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a little solitude
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Floated Bonny to Balls on Saturday, November 12th.  Had a blast with two beginners.  Fishing was good when it was warm out.  PMD's worked well in the morning.  Hooked what looked to be a steelhead above Haas Riffle (below Anderson River Park).  It jumped twice, one time esclipsing the sun and leaving us in total darkness before spitting the hook.  
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Kevin from SoCal
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Micheal with a FISH ON!
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Took Ray and John down the Lower Sac on Saturday. Fishing was pretty slow most of the day. There were a couple of places where we ran into a few but for the most part a pretty inconsistent day.  With the shorter days now, we were treated to a great shot of the super moon over Mt. Lassen as we finished the drift. Still a great day.
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Best fish of the day!
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The Trinity has been a  strange beast to tame this season. Some days fish normal while others have you scratching your head. 

Guided Doug and Ed from the Bay Area last weekend and both received gold stars for hooking up and landing a couple half pounders. 
"Do or do not there is no try!" 
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