Trinity River Adventures
There is nothing like the grab of a wild Trinity
Trinity Steelhead average from 5-7 lbs with an occasional 8-12 lb. They are a mixture of wild and hatchery fish. My favorite weight rod for the Trinity is a 7wt, but a 6wt rod with backbone will work fine. We mostly use weight forward floating lines, sinking tips and Slime lines for swinging.
We start fishing for these guys down river at the end of September. The nights are starting to get cool and the kids are back in school, the river is more peaceful. The spring run Salmon are usually on their redds by this time, and the Steelhead are often holding right below them. We usually fish traditional techniques for these fish, dead drifting nymphs, swinging leaches and soft hackles or skating Muddlers on the surface. I prefer more traditional methods as it's at a slower more thorough pace and you can feel that grab. Occasionally with the warm afternoons of late winter we often get hatches of stoneflies and PMD’s, where we catch Steelhead on the surface. (For some this is the ultimate fly-fishing experience!!) We usually have a nice little push of winter run steelies that show up in late Dec.-Jan. We have heaters in our boats and we often cook up a warm lunch on those cold days. Dress warm, Come and fish the Trinity for Steelhead in the fall or winter
have a fishing adventure you will never forget!