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Each guide here at Steve’s Trinity Guide Service is individually licensed, permitted and insured to guide fishermen here on the Trinity River.  Our goal is for our clients to go away feeling this was the best fishing trip ever, as repeat clients are our future.



                 Steve Townzen  AKA Trinity Steve and Rio

Steve is a Northern California native, having grown up and attended high school in the Redding area.  His job and passion for fishing and hunting brought him to Trinity County on a weekly basis where he met his wife Terri.  Since 1992 Junction City has been home. Living only 1/4 mile from the riverbank makes a short commute on workdays. He has two grown daughters, living in the Redding area.
Steve began guiding hunters and packing horses for Columbian Blacktail deer and Bear in the Northern California wilderness areas. In 1999 he established Steve's Trinity Guide Service, and focused his attention on fishing the Trinity River. Steve's passion for fishing and knowledge of the river and fish, are what make his  fishing trips successful. 
Steve enjoys kindling that special bond between father and child, watching relationships grow between husband and wife, and simply being a part of that special relationship shared between long time friends getting together for "old times sake" as they float down this beautiful river.  Whatever your aim, Steve will make your trip enjoyable.  Steve is one of the hardest working guides on the river. If you know Steve, then you know his trips are fun and you're sure to get some fish.
And now about "Rio".  Rio is a 5 year old German Wirehair Pointer, and according to Steve, the most beautiful dog in the world.   Don't worry,  Rio only fishes on Steve's days off or by special invitation.  


Shannon Engh grew up in the  foothills of Eastern Shasta county where he acquired his passion for rivers and catching  the fish that live in them. Shannon brings us over twenty years experience fishing the Trinity River for steelhead and salmon and the lower Sacramento river for fat native rainbow trout. Whether you prefer fishing the Trinity river for steelhead or salmon in the comfort of Shannon's 17 foot heated Willie drift boat or nymph fishing the lower Sacramento river waiting for that magic hour when the caddis hatch fills the sky. You will find that Shannon's easy going manner and knowledge of the rivers will put you on fish and make for an enjoyable fishing adventure for the beginning angler to the expert fly caster.