Challenging Fishing Conditions Right Now

Klamath River - Lower - Klamath, CA (Humboldt County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Flows are extremely high. Fishing not recommended at this time. Open all year but access will be challenging due to muddy and snowy roads. Only 4X4 vehicles with excellent tires are recommended. Fishing success can be good depending on how flows are managed. Flows are expected to be very high this week. Fishing is not recommended. Best fishing is when flows are less than 900 cfs. Expect good hatches of blue winged olive mayflies in the afternoon. Flow estimates have been discontinued until later this spring.

Crayfish, isopods and aquatic annelids were found to be the most common food item along the margins of the river. Large attractor flies such and wooly buggers and rubber leg stoneflies work best. Crayfish imitations are also productive. Black spinners and Panther Martins can also work. Below the JC Boyle Powerhouse the redband-rainbow trout get slightly larger than the aforementioned reach and average 12-inches but rarely exceed 16-inches. Currently, most redband caught are in the 10- to 14-inch range.

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