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Trinity River's most exclusive fishing guide service for Steelhead and Salmon

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  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Salmon Fishing
  • Steelhead Fishing

TrinityRiverAdventurescott_080We primarily fish the upper Trinity River from the Old Lewiston bridge down to Junction City, approximately 20 miles of the most pristine river wilderness that you could want.

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Welcome to Trinity River’s most exclusive fishing guide service for Steelhead and Salmon.  Whether it’s fly fishing for Steelhead and Trout or angling for that trophy King Salmon, Trinity River Adventures is the guide service to use.  Our guides are experienced in both conventional and fly fishing. Our boats are top of the line and fully equipped with state of the art gear and top quality fishing tackle.

We primarily fish the upper Trinity River from the Old Lewiston bridge down to Junction City, approximately 20 miles of the most pristine river wilderness that you could want.  People can’t believe they are in California.

We have a dozen access points where we can get in and out of this stretch of river depending on where the highest concentration of fish are.

The boats we use are stable top of the line 17 ft. guide series Fish-Rite drift boats with level floors fly stands and bracing for ease of casting.  Click boat image for larger view.

We supply snacks, beverages and lunches on the river. Bring your camera you will need it.  Lets go fishing!

For pricing and/or additional information regarding our services, give us a call!

DRIFT FISHING
TrinityRiverAdventuresteelhead2Drift boat fishing on the Trinity River is an experience you’ll never forget. It is the only way to get to the majority of the good fishing riffles and holes as most of the upper Trinity River’s banks are privately owned.  Your drift boat adventure will start early in the morning and you’ll return ether midday or late afternoon.  You’ll drift past miles and miles of the most breathtaking scenery that you can imagine.

Fish for Trout, Salmon and Steelhead. Stop on a secluded bank and enjoy a gourmet lunch while nature surrounds you with unsurpassed beauty.

Our guides are experienced in both fly fishing and conventional fishing. Our boats are top of the line and fully equipped with state of the art gear and top quality fishing tackle. Half day trips start at $200.00 for 2 and full days are $320.00.

Lunches, snacks and beverages are supplied on full day floats if you have a special diet or request concerning meals please let us know. We usually cook hot lunches on the water on cold days and gourmet sandwiches on those hot summer days.  But mostly we serve up a real good time!

What To Bring
• Fishing License/Salmon Punch Card/Steelhead Card
• Layered Clothing Sweatshirt & Pants
• River Shoes/Tevas
• Shorts/T-Shirts
• Sun Hat
• Sunglasses
• Sun Block
• Camera
• Ice Chest
•Rain Gear & Warm Clothes in Winter

TrinityRiverAdventurefflyfishing_series1of2Fly Fishing
The Trinity River starts in the Trinity Alps National Forest, and winds its way down to Trinity Lake, created by Trinity dam. Trinity Lake dumps its water into Lewiston Lake, a long narrow lake that empties into the famous Trinity River.  The town of Lewiston lies nestled in a beautiful little valley at the start of the river. From the Lewiston Dam downstream to the Old Lewiston Bridge (approximately 1.5 miles) is the area that has been designated as the fly-fishing only water.

We fly-fish by drift boat from this point all the way down to Junction City. There are a dozen access points on this stretch of river where we can gain access with the boats, depending on where the fish are concentrated.

The Trinity River is known for its strong returns of large adult Steelhead over a long season. Often lasting from September to March. It is not uncommon to catch a rogue steelhead in the middle of summer. They average in size from 4 to 8 pounds with an occasional fish 10 to 12 pounds.

When targeting Steelhead, we fish two different techniques. We drift fish with indicators, which is one of the most effective techniques used for covering the different depths and currents. A weight forward floating line is preferred attached to a tapered leader of 7 to 12 feet with a tippet size larger than the terminal leader material to be used. The terminal leader is tied using a surgeon or blood knot, the length is determined by the depth of the water to be fished, total length should be one and a half times the depth of the water. The set up is attached with lead shot 18 in. or more above the offering. An adjustable strike indicator offers several advantages, easier visual detection of a fish’s grab and the sporadic ticking of the bottom.  This makes a fast easy adjustment to control the leader length and suspend presentations on or near the bottom where fish are often feeding.

The second method is swinging the offerings through the riffles and holes with no indicators. We often fish with an egg and nymph dropper especially when the Steelhead are feeding on both insects and salmon eggs. Fishing with indicators tend to cover more river where as fishing with out, we tend to get out of the drift boat more and slow down. It is a good time to practice up on your roll casting and mending techniques as you are almost always fishing down to them as we drift down the river.

In January and February we often get into some afternoon hatches that allows us to catch fish on dries, which is the ultimate Steelhead experience.
The Trinity also has a healthy population of large brown trout, which is always a nice surprise.

Equipment
Rods in the 5 to 8 weight range are preferred with weight forward floating lines. The advantage of using a floating line is the ease in which you can switch from nymphing with a weighted fly to swinging a fly, or switching entirely to a dry if desired. Sometimes it saves bringing an extra rod or spools. Neoprene or breathable waders and boots are a must as we are in and out of the boat a lot.

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The boats we use are stable top of the line 17 ft. guide series Fish-Rite drift boats with level floors fly stands and bracing for ease of casting.

We supply snacks, beverages and lunches on the river. Bring your camera you will need it.  Let’s go fishing!

Salmon Fishing
Salmon season on the upper Trinity River starts in June with the arrival of the spring run Chinook.  These silver fish average 10 to 20 pounds and are a handful on light tackle (which we specialize in).  We typically fish for these monster using conventional gear.  We pull plugs and drift salmon roe in the deeper holes and riffles where the fish group up on the journey to their spawning grounds.  The water is crystal clear and it is quite an experience to drift up on these fish, where sometimes all you see is waves of huge shadows darting under the drift boat as we make our way down river to the next fishing location.

We primarily fish the upper Trinity River from the Old Lewiston Bridge down to Junction City, approximately 20 miles of the most pristine river wilderness that you could want, people can’t believe they are in California.

We have a dozen access points where we can get in and out of this stretch of river depending on where the highest concentration of fish are.

We can fish a different stretch of the river every day of the week.

As the season progresses often we get a good mixture of Coho (silver Salmon), They are not quite as large as the Chinook but are extremely beautiful with their vibrant green and red accents they usually rang 8 to 15 lbs.

September brings the arrival of the fall run Chinook. These fresh fish are like the spring run except they usually arrive accompanied with more steelhead and Coho mixed in. It is not unusual to catch both in the same day.

You will also see the spring run Chinook protecting there redds, (spawning beds) the Steelhead often lay just behind the nests looking for loose eggs that drift down river. This time of year the river is a lot more peaceful with cooler evenings, school has started and there are fewer campers and rafters on the water. The steelhead fishing also picks up as winter approaches. Our boats and equipment are state of the art, with everything you need to catch that trophy salmon, including heaters in the boat for those chilly mornings and digital cameras to document the fishing adventure that you will never forget.  Let’s go fishing !!!!!!

River Transportation Provided by…
The boats we use are stable top of the line 17 ft. guide series Fish-Rite drift boats with level floors fly stands and bracing for ease of casting.

Steelhead Fishing
There is nothing like the grab of a wild Trinity Steelhead.

They have come all the way from the Pacific Ocean to spawn just like the salmon but they are not a bit tired from their journey. We call them gray ghosts, as you often catch them out of the corner of your eye as they dart past the drift boat. Steelhead are very acrobatic when hooked they may come out of the water five or six times before getting them in.

We start fishing for these guys around October. The nights are starting to get cool and the kids are back in school, the river is more peaceful. The fall run salmon are usually on their beds by this time and the steelhead are often right behind them. We mainly fly fish for them, but we are not opposed to back trolling hotshots and wee wart plugs in the holes and riffles. We also drift roe. When we are fly-fishing we generally drift nymphs with indicators, or we drift and swing them through the riffles and holes with no indicators.

We prefer this method as it’s at a slower more thorough pace, and we get out of the boat more often. With indicators we tend to cover more water in the boat. It is a good time to practice up on your mending as you are almost always fishing above them as we drift down the river.

In January and February we often get into some afternoon hatches that allows us to catch them on dries, which is the ultimate Steelhead experience.

We usually fish for steelhead into February. We have heaters in our boats and we generally cook up a warm lunch on those cold days. Dress warm, Come and fish the Trinity for Steelhead in the fall or winter.

You will have a fishing adventure you will never forget!

Pricing Information
For booking and/or general information regarding our services, please use the contact information listed below.

Trinity River Adventures
Scott Stratton, Owner/Guide
Phone:  1-530-623-4179
Mailing Address:
HC 1 Box 10
Lewiston, Ca. 96052, U.S.A.
E-Mail: scott@trinityriveradventures.com

Pricing Information:
Full Day     1 person        $200.00    includes    lunch
Half Day    2 people         $200.00    lunch not included
Full Day     2 people         $320.00    includes lunch
Full Day     3 people         $450.00    includes lunch

Lunches, snacks and beverages are supplied on full day floats if you have a special diet or request concerning meals please let us know. We usually cook hot lunches on the water on cold days and gourmet sandwiches on those hot summer days.

We have 3 boats available together with plenty of advance notice. Group rates and overnight trips are available please contact us for pricing. Click Here

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please contact the company at the numbers below to confirm current prices.

1 & 2 Day Fishing Packages

Trinity River Adventures offers value packed 1 and 2 day fishing packages.  Our special includes a guided fishing trip down the scenic Trinity River, lodging and meals.  Pricing for our fishing package starts at just $399.00 for 2.  Our guides are experienced in both conventional and fly fishing. Our boats are top of the line and fully equipped with state of the art gear and top quality fishing tackle.

Lodging
Our 1 & 2 day fishing package includes 1 night, 1 room (double or single occupancy) lodging at the Lewiston Hotel in Lewiston, California.
Built in 1862, The Lewiston Hotel has a rich history going way back to the good old days of stagecoach robbers, gold mining claim jumpers, and an assorted dirty deeds. The walls of this historic old building are decorated with tons of memorabilia from those days. People from all around come to re-visit old photos of fishermen, hunters, and guests from the past. Located along the Trinity River, just 35 minutes from downtown Redding, the Lewiston Hotel is a haven for the outdoorsman.  The hotel is situated right along the world famous “fly fishing only” section of the Trinity River.

Meals
Lunch on the Trinity River On the cold fall and winter days we serve warm drinks and hot lunches, on those warm summer days we serve cold drinks and gourmet sandwiches.

Dinner at the Lewiston Hotel Choose from their fantastic dinner menu ranging from blackened Prime Rib to some great seafood dishes and pastas.

For additional information regarding our fishing package, pricing or booking information, give us a call!

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