Lower Trinity River Adult Chinook Salmon Quota Met, Says DFW


[Photo from the CDFW]

Press release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW):0

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Trinity River, recreational anglers will meet the Lower Trinity River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Denny Road Bridge at Hawkins Bar for the 2020 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

This triggers the closure of the adult Chinook salmon fishery on the Trinity River from the Denny Road Bridge at Hawkins Bar to the confluence with the Klamath River. This reach will remain open for harvest of jack (two-year-old) Chinook salmon (less than or equal to 23 inches). All adult Chinook salmon caught must be immediately released and reported on the angler’s report card.

Adult Chinook salmon harvest is now closed in all sectors of the Klamath River basin.

Anglers may monitor the quota status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling the information hotline at (800) 564-6479.

For more information regarding Klamath River fishing regulations, please consult the 2020-2021 California Freshwater and Supplemental Sport Fishing Regulations at wildlife.ca.gov/regulations.



  • It was a bunk season, take the nets down next year at Tish Tang

    No dams, no nets

    • It’s no longer a means of sustainance for the tribes,it’s a means to make money selling fish and my biggest gripe is that the quotas that are imposed make it harder for the privateer trying to land a nice Chinook without spending a small fortune trying to compete with the commercial drift boats that ultimately take the majority of the quota that being said I say ban all netting of Salmon unless the numbers are substantial

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