The Trinity River is still kicking out a few steelhead here and there but you really have to want it and persist. Mostly wild fish mixed with some nice halfies along with an occasional incidental downer. Late Feb/ March is a mixed bag. Any given day can be great, especially with some weather and rain in the forecast. The river has not been crowded and lately we’ve experienced many days without a boat or angler in sight.
Over the last few weeks there’s been consistent mayfly hatches of bwo, Calibaetis and March Browns from around noon to 3pm. Carry a good selection of these bugs along with the venerable golden stone nymphs. It seems that the mayfly hatches are more prolific and more important the further you travel upriver.
My steelhead season is winding down but it’s not dead yet…I’ll be on the river for a few more days this week. I’m anxious to see what the weather will bring and the affect on the river. You never know unless you go and throw.