This may totally relax you…or make you hopelessly worthless at work (or both) but it sure makes me want to get out and wet a line!!!
While most anglers who target zombie salmon fish at night with chunks of brain, Erich Coulter caught this dandy of a specimen in broad daylight on roe while targeting Trinity River steelhead!
And, this folks, is a real contender in this year’s Smoker of the Year Contest! Check out that rich olive/black skin tone, the fungus spots and the battery acid face! All this baby is missing to be considered a “10” is a little bit of, um genetic material drippage.
Nice work, Erich!!
Overall, fishing on the Trinity has been pretty slow because the sand bar at the mouth of the Klamath has been silted in and there were no new fish coming in for about a week.
Talking to some native buddies yesterday indicates that the mouth has re-opened! Should be a push of fish coming if that is the case…
As I understand it, flows will be around 2500 CFS for a few days for the ceremonial Native American boat dance, and then will be held at 1,000 CFS for the better part of September.
The increase in flows should help us avoid another catastrophic fish kill in the lower Klamath River.
This is great news for the fish and the people that depend on them…
However don’t think for second that Westlands Water District & friends won’t be back fighting harder next time.