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Weaverville & Lewiston, California

Weaverville and Lewiston are home to the Trinity River, a great steelhead fishery.

Weaverville is our home base for steelhead fishing from mid-September through March. The town is right in the middle of the best steelhead runs on the upper part of the Trinity River. We can go upstream to Lewiston or Douglas City or downstream to Junction City and beyond. In the early part of the season we do a lot of trips further downstream, but all within an hour of Weaverville. Weaverville has good restaurants, numerous hotels, and a great supermarket.

Fishing doesn't end when the steelhead season is over. Weaverville and the nearby town of Lewiston are also a great place to stay for summer trout fishing. Lewiston Lake, a tailwater reservoir below Trinity Dam, has great trout fishing year-round. The tributaries to Trinity Lake offer excellent small stream fly fishing from May through August.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Options near Weaverville & Lewiston

Best Times to Come

For Steelhead: Steelhead are in the river in good numbers from October through March. Any time can be good in this time frame. Most of our fish are summer-run fish, so we're not dependent on storms to bring fish into the river. They gradually work their way upstream and are typically present in all parts of the river system. View our Trinity River page for more info on the steelhead fishing.

Spey Casters: We start booking spey-rod steelhead trips on the lower Trinity River mid-September. Swinging flies for Trinity steelhead works really well from mid-September through December. As the water cools, the swing fishing gets a lot tougher in January and February. We sometimes have good luck in March, but in general we steer all of our spey anglers to the mid-September through December timeframe. View our Trinity River Spey page for more info.

Trout Fishing: Trout fishing on Lewiston Lake is good year-round, but the prime times are March-October. Trout fishing on the tributaries to Trinity Lake is good May-October with the prime time being May through July.

Traveling to Weaverville/Lewiston

By Car: Weaverville is about an hour west of Redding on Highway 299. Coming from the coast, Weaverville is about 2 hours east of Arcata on Highway 299.

By Air: The Redding Airport is served by United Express from San Francisco. These flights tend to be expensive. Most of our guests fly to Sacramento and rent a car.

Recommended Hotels/Motels

Indian Creek Lodge. On-the-river lodging on the Trinity River near Douglas City. Kitchenette units available. 32 miles from Redding, 7 miles from Weaverville, right on Highway 299W. 59741 California 299, Douglas City, CA 96024. (530) 623-6294

49er Gold Country Inn. 880 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-4937

Motel Trinity. 1270 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-2129

Weaverville Victorian Inn. 2051 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-4432

Lewiston Valley Motel. A great option from January through March when we're targeting the upper part of the river. 4795 Trinity Dam Blvd, Lewiston, CA 96052. (530) 778-3942

Straw House Resort. This is the place to stay when booking a spey trip on the Lower River. 31301 California 299, Big Flat, CA 96048. (530) 623-1990

Camping and RV Parks

Lewiston Valley Motel. Nice RV Park right in Lewiston. Short drive to Lewiston Lake and Trinity Lake. 4795 Trinity Dam Blvd, Lewiston, CA 96052. (530) 778-3942

Recommended Dining

The Cafe at Indian Creek. Enjoy Chef Scott Boone's gourmet and scratch-made food. 59741 Highway 299 W, Douglas City, CA 96024. (530) 623-1951

La Grange Cafe. Great American cuisine with an Italian and Continental spin. 520 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-5325

Marino's Pizza House Italian and Miner's Steakhouse. The new Miner's Steakhouse is open Thursday through Saturday and the Italian side of the restaurant is open every night. When the steakhouse is open you can order from either menu. Try the Ribeye! 1316 Nugget Ln, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-6466

Nugget Restaurant. Good breakfast option. 622 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-6749

Sawmill Bar & Grill. Good bar food and breakfast. 160 Nugget Ln, Weaverville, CA 96093. (530) 623-4436

Mountain Valley Grill. Good diner in Lewiston. 4811 Trinity Dam Blvd, Lewiston, CA 96052. (530) 778-3177

Local Fly Shops

Trinity Fly Shop. A great fly shop well-stocked with local patterns and all thing fly fishing. 4440 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, CA 96052. (530) 623-6757

Other Attractions

Joss House Historic Park. The oldest still-in-use Chinese Temple in California, built in 1874. 630 Main St, Weaverville, CA 96093.

Trinity River Fish Hatchery. This hatchery is located right below Lewiston Dam near the town of Lewiston. They raise steelhead and salmon. From Lewiston, take Trinity Dam Blvd toward Trinity dam for 1 mile.

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking. The lower section of the Trinity River near Big Flat is famous for whitewater boating. Outfitters do half-day, full-day, and multi-day floats.

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