Fishing is Fair

Wood River - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-2-2019
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Fishing is fair in the Wood River. Most of the catch is brown trout with a very rare redband trout or brook trout. Casting tight to the bank will increase your success.

Good hatches of Callibaetis and very small blue winged olives are occurring on overcast days. Best match the hatch dry fly-fishing for brown trout is above Weed Road to The USFS day use area. Caddisfly patterns are your best bet.

The river upstream of Weed Rd. bridge can only be floated with low profile drift boats or smaller watercraft. There are many low bridges and one dam that needs portaged.

Redband trout have moved into the river in fair numbers. Fishing remains fair for brown trout using lures in the lower river.

Best fishing for brown trout using lures 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 falls 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.

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




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 2nd

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