Well we have got a fair bit of water on the Eel now and more rain in the near future. The river was open a bit and then closed until the rains came. Now the Eel is running a lost bank to bank at Fernbridge. That being said, once the rivers clear I am sure we will be seeing more steelhead in the river, I am seeing salmon carcases on the bank in my scouting. Now is the time for the steelhead to start showing. Lets just hope that this is not a repeat of last year in that we received plenty of rain early, then nothing, long term projections is that we will have a light winter, so keep your fingers crossed.
The Trinity has been fishing consistently with an average of a few fish per day on indicators. The problem is wether or not you can find a rock of your own. The Trinity is getting pounded with little or no enforcement. My suggestion would be to fish low, it does not get the pressure that the JC area does, but it is a walk and wade game predominately.
On a side note, the Mad has been fishing consistently and the fish seem to be bigger this year. Many of you know that I do not fish the Mad due to the crowds but some friends are telling me that the crowds are thinning. They are finally starting to spread out throughout the river and are not jammed up at the hatchery. I amy have to do some scouting!