Steve's Trinity Guide Service

Professional Fishing Guides for the best Trinity River fishing experience. home page
Meet the guides
Salmon Fishing
Steelhead Fishing
Fly Fishing
The Sac
Fishing report
Cast and Blast Hunting
Hunting Report
Trip prices and booking information
Photo Gallery

Welcome to Steve's Trinity Guide Service, fishing the famous Trinity River in Northern California since 1999.

NOW BOOKING: Trinity River Steelhead

                                        Check out our  FISHING REPORT

Or the New Hunting Report


What ?

The Best Salmon and Steelhead fishing in Northern California. Just 4 ½ hours from the bay area the Trinity River can seem like you’re on an adventure thousands of miles away. If it’s Steelhead on a fly rod or king Salmon or steelhead on conventional gear we do it. Our guides are all locals with over 20 years experience fishing the Trinity.

Where ?

The Trinity River is located in Northwest California 40 miles west of interstate 5 on highway 299 west. The old stagecoach town of Weaverville attracts many with a flair for antiques, gold mining, whitewater rafting and a touch of the “old west”. Junction City is 8 miles west of Weaverville on highway 299. When you leave the interstate slow down and enjoy Trinity County, one of California’s best kept secrets. The half million acre Trinity Alps Wilderness Area can be seen from highway 299 looking north and the crystal clear Trinity River flows along the highway for miles.


The Trinity River is fished from custom built Fish Rite drift boats, which transform easily from conventional to fly fishing. Our boat was custom built to fish the Trinity River right down to the Realtree HD camouflage paint for stealthy presentations during low clear conditions. In 2005 we added a 14’ Vanguard self bailing raft to our fleet, the main purpose for this boat is fly fishing during low flows and accessing areas drift boats cant safely drift.

When ?

Trinity River fishing starts with our spring run Salmon season in June. July and August are the best months for these big king (Chinook) Salmon. Back trolling plugs or back bouncing Roe are proven methods for fishing these beauties. September is when our fall run King Salmon arrive followed closely by our fall Steelhead and a fall run of Coho Salmon. The Trinity also has a nice Brown trout population we can target all year, some of these guys get over 10 lbs. We fish for King Salmon until the first of November with October being the combo month where we fish for Steelhead and Salmon on the same trip. The arrival of the Steelhead in October is the beginning of our fly fishing season.

About the Trinity

The Trinity River is a pristine freestone river which is fed by many tributaries from the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The tail waters flow from Lewiston Lake being fed by Trinity Lake. The Trinity River flow release ranges from 300 cfs in winter to 11,000 cfs in spring and early summer. The Trinity River flows westerly approximately 100 miles through rugged canyons where it flows into the Klamath River at the town of Weitchpec. Forty miles further it flows into the Pacific Ocean at Klamath Glen CA.


Don’t forget the camera the scenery is gorgeous and wildlife abundant. Daily sightings of black bear, blacktail deer, river otters, bald eagles, osprey, and an abundance of waterfowl are common.

Do you need a complete fishing lodging package; from a large group to a single fisherman we can take care of you.

Steve’s Trinity Guide Service is fully licensed, bonded, insured and permitted to guide fishermen on the Trinity River.

fish rite boats









Join us on Facebook

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

P.O. Box 164
Junction City, CA 96048