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The Trinity River that flows 110 miles from the dam below the Lewiston Lake until it joins the Klamath River at Weitchpec is one of California’s best fishing rivers. Both the lower trinity, and the upper trinity, have excellent rainbow trout, Cohos and large brown trout. The lower trinity also has a good run of summer run steel head population. The middle Trinity River from Lewiston Lake to Del Loma has great runs of steel head, Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, some Cohos and large brown trout. HWY 299 runs along the river and other roads between Lewiston dam, a low good drift boat access for the wild Chinook, Coho salmon, and steel head in this river. The Lewiston dam moderates the flow into this section of the trinity so it is the first part to clear.
The mile and a half from the Lewiston Dam to the Old Lewiston bridge are catch and release artificial lure/ fly with barb-less hooks only. This area is good fishing for rainbow trout, steel head and same brown trout. The lower trinity from Del Loma to Weitchpec has good shore access and frequent drift boat launches. It runs through Willow Creek, then continues along through the Hoopa Indian Reservation to Weitchpec. It is a popular white water rafting river but has several falls and rapids for above the skill level of most anglers. Del Loma to below Grays Falls has a few short sections with relatively calm water suitable for anglers, but it is mostly left to shore anglers and thrill rafters. Deep gorges with only intermittent launch and take out points below willow creek have good fishing for the experienced boater. Anglers can park in a turnout of the highway, hike to the river, find a suitable pool to fish, from Junction City to Cedar Flat.