Upper Klamath Lake Report

Upper Klamath Lake - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-28-2021
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Open all year. The lake is mostly frozen in the morning but wind is pushing the ice around. Most anglers fish with dead minnows along Howard and Shoalwater bays if they are not frozen. These bays typically freeze first.

Boat ramps are open. This includes Rocky Point, Wocus Bay and Eagle Ridge. Please plan accordingly.

Hagelstein Park boat ramp, restroom and campground is closed. Please remember that nets of any type cannot be used to catch any species of fish. This includes minnows to use for bait.

ODFW encourages catch-and-release on this fishery due to record low spawning numbers this year and low numbers two years prior. Please fight your fish quickly and then release your fish immediately without removing it from the water.

The lake is 3.7 feet below full pool and 44 percent full. The lake is very shallow in many areas. Water temperature is peaking around 33 degrees near the bottom.

Please remember that once you retain your one redband/rainbow trout limit you must stop fishing for redband/rainbow trout. Also, all radio tagged redband trout must be released unharmed. Redband trout will have what looks to be fishing line coming from the abdomen. These fish will be 6-18 inches in length.




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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 20th

Applegate Reservoir: French Gulch Ramp is Usable Again
Applegate River: Some Fish Should Be Starting to Trickle In
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Report
Diamond Lake: Cold Weather Will Help The Lake Stay Frozen
Emigrant Reservoir: The reservoir gained 250 acre feet of water over the weekend
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Bass & Trout Are in Their Winter Modes
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Expect a cold and snow this weekend and ice on the water
Illinois River: The river was at 1210 cfs on Wednesday morning
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek Reservoir Report
Rogue River - Middle: Plunkers and side planners have pretty low water on tap for the weekend
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
Umpqua River: The River Should Be Falling Into Shape This Weekend
Alsea River: Alsea River Report
Kilchis River: The Kilchis Will be Getting Low and Clear
Necanicum River: Despite great conditions, the steehead fishing on the Necanicum was only fair last weekend
Nehalem River: The mainstem Nehalem is finally dropping into shape and should fish
Nestucca River: The Nestucca came into shape a little later than many of the other North Coast Rivers
Siletz River: Winter steelheading has been slow on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead fishing has been slow on the Siuslaw with the high and off-color conditions
Trask River: Fishing was slow on the Trask this past weekend, despite good conditions and a lot of effort
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing was slow to fair last weekend, despite excellent conditions and heavy effort
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek Report
Henry Hagg Lake: Henry Hagg Lake Report
Umatilla River: The water clarity and levels have started to drop on the Umatilla