3.3 feet below full pool and 49 percent full

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-4-2021
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Open all year. The lake is very turbid. Most anglers fish with dead minnows along Howard and Shoalwater bays if they are not frozen. These bays typically freeze first. Catch rates are very low.

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 3.3 feet below full pool and 49 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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