Upper Klamath Lake Fishing Report

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-6-2021
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Open all year. Water quality is improving. Redband trout are scattering throughout Upper Klamath Lake. Water levels are low in Pelican Bay.

Boat ramps are open. This includes Moore Park, Rocky Point, Wocus Bay and Eagle Ridge.  Currently, most boat anglers are fishing near Rocky Point area and Pelican Bay

Hagelstein Park boat ramp, restroom and day use is open. However, the lake level is low therefore getting a boat out of Hagelstein might be challenging. Please remember that nets or traps of any type cannot be used to catch any species of fish. This includes minnows to use for bait. See page 20 of the Sport Fishing Regulations for legal harvest methods for minnows.

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

The lake is 4.8 feet below full pool and 32 percent full.

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 long




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Sun Creek: Fishing not recommended at this time. Flows are at 7 cfs
Williamson River: No treble hooks allowed!
Ben Irving Reservoir: Fishing should be good with cooler conditions
Chetco River: The estuary has been bustling with boat and bank anglers lately
Cooper Creek Reservoir: The reservoir may start to fill back up again, but it was still low at last check
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing has been good in the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: Recent reports indicate limits for lots of anglers and large fish
Eel Lake: Eel Lake Fishing Report
Eel River: Temporary rule changes for Chinook are now in place Aug. 1-Dec. 31
Garrison Lake: Best time to fish is early or late in the day
Rogue River- Lower: The Huntley Park seining season is coming to a close
Sixes River: Temporary low water fishing closure will start Oct. 1 in the lower river
Tenmile Lakes: Most largemouth bass are in deeper water along hard bottom points
Alsea River: 33lb. Native Chinook
Nehalem River: Chinook fishing on Nehalem Bay slowed a little this week but was still fair
Nestucca River: The Nestucca and Little Nestucca will have a limited wild coho fishery this year
Salmon River: Fall Chinook fishing has been fair on the Salmon River
Siletz River: ***Update*** The Siletz Basin will have a limited wild coho fishery this year
Siuslaw River: Fall Chinook fishing has slowed down on the Siuslaw
Trask River: Chinook fishing remains best in the Trask tidewater
Wilson River: The majority of fall Chinook appear to still be in tidewater
Yaquina River: Fish are now spread throughout the estuary
Detroit Reservoir: Pretty much all techniques will catch fish
Foster Reservoir: Stocked for the last time last week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at 3,800 cfs at the gage in Mehama.
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The river level has increased from recent rains
Willamette River: Coho salmon are currently pouring over Willamette Falls
Hosmer Lake: Anglers report good fishing
Metolius River: Anglers report good fishing
Odell Lake: Odell Lake Report
Wickiup Reservoir: Wickiup Reservoir Report
Grande Ronde River: Coho season opened on the Grande Ronde on October 1
Imnaha River: Steelhead season is opened on the Imnaha
Umatilla River: Umatilla River Report
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake still has some trout available
Snake River: 6lb. Channel Catfish

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 30th, 2021
: C2 Cattle Ranch late archery hunt drawing now open
Grande Ronde River: Grande Ronde River opens for coho salmon harvest Oct. 1