Fishing Remains Fair

Wood River - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing remains fair for brown trout using lures in the lower river. Flows are high but fishable. Please release redband trout carefully as they have likely just finished spawning or are small juveniles.

Best fishing for brown trout will be from the Weed Road bridge down to Crooked Creek. Best fishing is from a boat. Anglers can launch boats at Petric Canal and motor upstream or float from Weed Road to Petric. Small inflatables can also be launched at the BLM Wood River Wetland parking area on Petric Canal. Petric canal is considered the Wood River and fall under Wood River regulations.

Brown trout are feeding extensively on aquatic worms, earthworms, stoneflies, mice and crayfish. No bait is allowed but artificials such as San Juan worms can work well.

There are numerous hatches of mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies. Expect to see brown trout rising on insect hatches. Best match the hatch dry fly fishing is above Weed Road to The USFS Day Use Area. Salmonflies and pale morning duns are your best bet. Look for a few black drake mayflies around as well.

Please call 541-883-5732 to report any bull trout captured.

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