Guided Float Trips by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Trinity River Float Trips

Steelhead Fishing At Its Finest!

Now Offering Full-Day Guided Drift Boat Trips with Peter Santley on the Trinity River.

A nice Steelhead on the Trinity River with Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters guide Peter Santley Hooked up to a Steelhead on the Trinity River while being guided in a drift boat All smiles with a nice 4 pound Trinity River Steelhead A very nice Steelhead on the Trinity River Fighting a Steelhead on the Trinity River with guide Peter Santley

Flowing just over 130 miles from headwaters to ocean, the Trinity River provides our guides with countless opportunities to select the most productive sections of water to fly fish each day. Dam controlled fall and winter flows are normally low and provide over 40 miles of prime floatable Steelhead hoarding water. The main Steelhead season runs from October through March, but fish can be hooked in the Trinity year-round. The most productive method of fly fishing the Trinity River is by specially equipped drift boats. A drift boat allows guide and angler to cover miles of water allowing for the best chances of finding productive waters and hooking Steelhead.

On our trips, anglers can fly fish the Trinity with a variety of methods, but dead drifting nymphs and swinging flies are the most productcive methods of hooking fish. The average Steelhead in the Trinity River ranges from 4 to 8 pounds, but 10 pounders are a definite possibility. A few lucky anglers get the chance to land the occasional 15 pounder. The last few seasons have seen record-breaking numbers of Steelhead in the Trinity River system. If there is any anadromous river in California that screams Steelhead, this is it.

Our Trinity River Season

November through March

Each month throughout the season offers different rewards. Please contact us for the most up-to-date conditions.

Questions & Details

Please contact Peter Santley
mobile: (530)318-7073

Recommended Lodging

Indian Creek Lodge
PH (530)623-6294

  • $400 single day (up to 2 people)
  • $750 for 2 Consecutive days of Drift Boating (October through March)
  • $375 per day (up to 2 people) for 2+ days
  • Includes: Rods, Flies, Leaders, Lunch and Beverages
  • Does not include: Shuttles, Gratuity, CA Fishing License and any needed stamps and cards, or overnight lodging