Trinity River

Trinity River Fishing Guides

The Trinity River is Northern California’s diamond. It’s the number one option to encounter a Steelhead 365 days a year. It boasts the biggest encounter rate for wild and hatchery adult steelhead in the State. It runs appx 160 miles from Trinity Lake to Weitchpec, where it dumps into the mighty Klamath River.

The Trinity will throw just about everything plus the kitchen sink at you. From the long hot days of wet wading for summer run Steelhead with floating lines and long leaders, to dredging the bottom with sinktips and weighted flys in single degree, guide freezing, short winter days.

This feature rich river will test and reward greatly, the angler who thrives on swinging flys with the “outside the box” approach. Although there are many cookie cutter runs for the Spey enthusiast, the Trinity mostly consists of water that holds fish, where it could, potentially be overlooked. This is what makes this River so special!

Steelhead are going to be Steelhead! However, you can expect to find a fish in a days fishing. Maybe even more than one! To top it off, and contrary to what most fly anglers say, the Trinity River Steelhead are eager to smack a swung fly. And we appreciate that!

Swingwater has guiding experience on many of the great rivers in the Pacific Northwest and we can say that the Trinity River is definitely a top option.  If you are looking for a very active and athletic day of hunting Steelhead, the Trinity River will be your best option.

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