September 2011

by greenwater on September 27, 2011


It’s been another week with more of the same great fishing on the Trinity and Klamath Rivers. The salmon numbers are absolutely staggering this year with more and more piling into the river each day. While the average fish has still been in the 6 to 10 pound range, there are some big ones starting to show up as well. The other change has been the addition of a few more steelhead. The picture is of Wayne Terry of Fresno with one of 4 steelhead he landed in the first hole of the morning. Not a bad way to get things started.

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by greenwater on September 21, 2011


The fish are still entering the Klamath river in huge waves and while they could be biting better, the sheer volume of fish makes it hard to miss. Limits of salmon have been easy to come by every day and it really doesn’t seem to matter what stretch I fish. While the grade hasn’t been huge, they’re nice solid fish going 6 to 10 pounds with a few bigger models up to 25. I’ve been back-bouncing bait and running lures with plenty of success on both. While I really can’t complain about the fishing the last couple years, this one is really special. The picture is of Diane Neal who just moved to San Francisco, with a typical salmon. She fished two days with me, one on the Trinity and one on the Klamath River, bringing home a cooler full of fillets and releasing a bunch more.

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by greenwater on September 15, 2011

Salmon continue pouring through the Klamath and Trinity Rivers in numbers we haven’t seen in quite a few seasons. The past few days the bite got a little tougher but we still ended up with good numbers on every trip. Yesterday I saw tons of fish moving upriver through shallow tailouts and those fish are next to impossible to catch. Despite the fickle bite, we ended up with six nice salmon and an 8 pound steelhead.

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by greenwater on September 10, 2011

The good old days are back on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. For the past week wave after wave of salmon have been flooding through the mouth and snapping up baits on their trek upriver. Limits have been the rule and some of the best days have bordered on ridiculous with scores pushing 40 fish to the net. The tribe has already reached its commercial quota so the net pressure has backed off and more fish continue to show up each day. While the past few years have given up good fishing for me on my remote stretches of the middle Klamath and lower Trinity, this year is shaping up to something special.

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