Trinity River

The Trinity River is the largest tributary to the Klamath and home to some large steelhead.  Given it’s close proximity to Redding, CA,  the river can be busy with anglers but with more than 100 miles of fishable water – finding solitude is possible.   The breathtaking scenery makes this river a popular destination and it also requires proficient casting skills.  Steelhead season on the Trinity runs from October-March with the peak of the season in December/January/February.  We offer full-day guided drift boat trips tailored for 1-2 people near Weaverville, CA. The day begins at 8 am and ends at 5 pm, complete with all necessary gear and lunch provided. Our friendly and experienced Trinity River fly fishing guides share a collective experience of more than 80 years.

The weather can be cold so layering is recommended.  Waders and a rain jackets are essential.  Nymphing under indicators is the most productive way of fishing here though swinging  a fly can be very effective in the early season when warmer water temperatures make the fish more aggressive.  We teach and instruct single hand casting and two-handed swing method to anyone wanting to learn. The Trinity flows for 165 miles through the Klamath Mountains. Designated a National Wild and Scenic River, along most of its course the Trinity flows swiftly through tight canyons and mountain meadows.

  • Instruction and Guidance
  • Rods, reels, lines and all terminal tackle, this includes flies, leaders, tippet, split shot, indicators and any other expendable amenities need for the day.
  • Lunch for 2 anglers, water / gatorade, snacks
  • Not included in your guided fishing package: fishing license (regular license and steelhead report card), waders, boots, and items of a personal nature (warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, gloves etc.).
  • Shuttle: typically anglers provide a shuttle to the take-out in the morning of the trip.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: This includes un-distilled fermented beverages such as beer, wine, and cider.
  • Gratuities: if you are inclined to tip your guide, 20% is customary.

Questions about the Trinity? Get in Touch