Trinity River Steelhead Trips

Our home base is in Douglas City just a stone’s throw from the Trinity River.  The Trinity River is our #1 guide destination for good reason: it is California’s most productive steelhead river for fly fishermen.  Prime-time for Trinity steelhead is from September through March. We do drift boat, raft, and walk-wade trips on the Trinity River. We cater to all types of fly fishers, including nymph/indicator fishermen and spey (2-hand rod) anglers. We recommend that our clients book their accommodations in the Weaverville area.

Rates for Trinity River Guide Trips
1 or 2 anglers: $475/Full Day including shuttle, rods, reels, flies, lunch, drinks and snacks.

Season
Mid-September through March

Latest Fishing Reports

Swingin em up on the Trin… (1/14/2019)

I spent the last three days guiding the Trinity for Winter Steelhead “On the Swing” and I would consider the fishing pretty good ! Early to mid January in my experience seems to yeild some of the best Winter Steelheading of the Season on the Trinity, we averaged a little better then 1 adult per day per angler, for Winter steelheading I would consider that good, the Steelhead on the Trin currenty are NOT spread out evenly from Lewiston to Pigeon Point, which makes me think that they are moving quite a bit right now, not necessarliy stacking up in a given area, “if your not finding em…move !”

Fall run Winding Down (12/15/2018)

The Summer/ Fall Steelhead angling is winding down now, we should Start to see a push of Fresh Winter fish right after the first of the year. There are Steelhead in the Trinity from Lewistion to Witchepec right now but it’s spoty. My clients this past week have Swung up some nice wild fish but they’re working for them…hmmm, sounds alot like Steelheading !I would rate the current angling on the Trinity fair to good dependiong upon your expectations.Merry Christmas and Tight Lines…

Scratchy (11/12/2018)

The conditions on the Trinity remain the same, LOW-CLEAR-COLD, there are fish spread throughout the system,with a heavier concentration in the upper river, Lewiston…The forecasters are becoming more confident about some precip coming in around the 20th, hopefully enough to raise the flows as well as the water temps…regardless, if you put the time in you’ll find a fish or two-Tight Lines

Winter Steelhead (1/25/2018)

Winter Steelheading continues on…we’re still seeing New Wild Winter Steelhaed push into the Trinity, the numbers don’t seem to be quite as good as they were a couple weeks ago but still good fishing. We’ve had a bit of rain and snow over the past week, water flows are up and a little color has been added, water temps have dropped a few degrees over the past week, that may have slowed the fishing a bit. I think Swinging for Winter Steelhead on the Trinity will be Well Worth the effort for at least a couple more weeks.Tight Lines…

Winter Steelhead (1/25/2018)

Winter Steelheading continues on…we’re still seeing New Wild Winter Steelhaed push into the Trinity, the numbers don’t seem to be quite as good as they were a couple weeks ago but still good fishing. We’ve had a bit of rain and snow over the past week, water flows are up and a little color has been added, water temps have dropped a few degrees over the past week, that may have slowed the fishing a bit. I think Swinging for Winter Steelhead on the Trinity will be Well Worth the effort for at least a couple more weeks.Tight Lines…

Spey / Swing for Trinity Winter Steelhead (1/11/2018)

Spent a few days guiding for Winter Steelhead on the Trinity this past week, it didn’t disapoint. Plans were to guide on the North Coast but it’s been in constant flux, too low , too high and a few days that have been just right, at the same time Mid Trinity was in good shape , chose the safe bet and it paid off ! Swung up multiple Chromers each day and landed at least a fish a day per angler, good Steelheading in my IMHO…primarily bright, wild fat hens in the 5-6 lb class and full of fight and one wild buck 7-8 lbs. typical Trinity Winter Run.My availablity for the remainder of the Season is none existant… not to early to think about a Spey/ Swing trip for next Fall/ Winter …My primary Steelhead destinations will be the Trinity, Lower Klamath, Eel Drainage and the Lower Sac… this past Fall the swing fishing was excelent on the Lower Sac for Battle Creek Steelhead in the 2-5 lb class, all had a ton of fight and a blast on 4wt and 5 wt Spey rods…fun stuff !Feel free to contact me for trip info – Tight Lines

Commit to the Swing (11/29/2017)

The Trinity is in Great shape, a little bony up top but fish are spread throughout the system. Some days are scratchy, other days are pretty darn good, Steve and Ken arrived for a couple days of Spey casting for Steelhead, day one was slow but they didn’t loose faith and day two we got into them pretty good…. Sounds alot like Steelheading… Commit to the Swing and you will be justly rewarded…Tight Lines

Commit to the Swing (11/29/2017)

The Trinity is in Great shape, a little bony up top but fish are spread throughout the system. Some days are scratchy, other days are pretty darn good, Steve and Ken arrived for a couple days of Spey casting for Steelhead, day one was slow but they didn’t loose faith and day two we got into them pretty good…. Sounds alot like Steelheading… Commit to the Swing and you will be justly rewarded…Tight Lines

Transition Time (11/21/2017)

.The Trinity Basin has recieved several good bouts of rain this Fall with the most recent being this past Sunday into Monday and blew the river out from Rush Creek down. The Trinity was back in shape in the upper reaches on Tuesday, the recent rains have been just what the Doctor Ordered, Steelhead are on the move. The Summer/Fall fish are making there way to there final destinations and Fresh Early Winter Steelhead are filing in, right on there heels. As long as the Weather stays active, like it has, the fishing should remain good for the forseeable future… Happy Thanksgiving and Tight Lines !

Looking for some Rain… (11/2/2017)

The Steelheading on the Trinity has been ranging from Fair to Great depending on pressure, weather and luck of the draw…in other words Steelheading on the Trinity is in full swing. I’ve been bouncing around avoiding crowds with mixed results, good news is there seems to be a fair number of Steelhead in the system from top to bottom with new Steelhead still comming through the weir in Willow Creek. I’ve seen a good number of Chinook on Redds mid-river, which I haven’t seen the past couple of Seasons, a very good sign for future runs ! I’ll be guiding Spey trips on the Trinity through mid January, 1/2 day trips mid December through mid January last Season where pretty popular, hitting the warmest part of the day. Tight Lines !