Fourmile Lake Report

Fourmile Lake - (Klamath County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fourmile Lake will not be until just prior to Labor Day with trophy rainbow trout due to very warm water temperatures on the shoreline where fish are released. Fishing will be fair for 18- to 20-inch trophy, stocked rainbow trout with the occasional brook trout or lake trout. Trophy rainbow trout are massive this year averaging three pounds and they also taste great. Best fishing is from a boat. Launching bigger boats might be challenging, as there is not a boat ramp or dock. Be prepared to get wet!

There is ample room for fishing from the bank and many areas for camping. Also, be prepared for the afternoon wind coming off Mt. Mcloughlin that makes fishing difficult from a boat.

The lake is very low at 14 percent full, based on the 15,600 acre feet taken out for irrigation. The lake is very clear and oligotrophic. Most rainbow trout will suspend at around 15 feet of water looking for water temperatures in the 58-62 degrees range.

This time of year, there are great hatches of a caddisfly called the traveling sedge that runs across the water to get to dry land. Brook trout will seek out this caddis in the late evening. Also, keep your eye out for carpenter ant hatches that can blanket the water.

Call Lake of the Woods Resort for recent fishing reports Toll Free at 866-201-4194.

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