Fishing is very slow but will improve in April

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-30-2022
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Open all year. Fishing is very slow but will improve in April. Water clarity has been good for Upper Klamath Lake. All of the lake is open water. Boats can launch at Howard Bay, Rocky Point and Moore Park. Redband trout are scattered throughout Upper Klamath Lake. Very few redband trout are in the south end of the lake near Link River Dam.

Hagelstein Park boat ramp, restroom and day use is open. 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 and chubs.

ODFW encourages catch-and-release on this fishery due to record low spawning numbers in 2020 and very low numbers in 2019. 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 2.4 feet below full pool and 62 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 6-20 inches long




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 30th
Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla have come up in the last week
Wallowa Lake : The ice is gone from Wallowa Lake
Wallowa River: Steelhead are moving throughout the Wallowa River now
Willow Creek Reservoir: There is no ice on Willow Creek and the boat ramp is accessible
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Carmen Reservoir: Latest estimates for when access and fish stocking will resume are now 2024
Foster Reservoir: Will be stocked this week
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir was last stocked the week of March 14
Santiam River ( North Fork) : No recent fishing reports
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,100 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Walling Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake will be stocked this week
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is getting very low and clear
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River closes to fishing on April 1
Nehalem River: The Nehalem mainstem is in good shape
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is getting a little on the low side
Trask River: The Trask is very low and clear
Wilson River: The Wilson is low and clear
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate received its first stocking of 5,000 legal rainbow trout last week
Applegate River: Trout and steelhead season close Thursday, March 31
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked last week
Coquille River: The winter steelhead fishing season is still officially open, but the run is basically done for the season
Diamond Lake: People were still ice-fishing at Diamond
Empire Lake Lower: Excess hatchery steelhead from the Millicoma Hatchery were stocked into Middle Empire Lake
Galesville Reservoir: ODFW recently stocked the lake with LOTS of trout
Illinois River: The river will be closed to fishing from April 1 through May 21
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is starting to fill
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek received 15,000 legal rainbow trout in mid-March
Rogue River - Middle: Trout fishing is closed on the Rogue between April 1 and May 21
Rogue River- Upper: Hatchery Hole is closed to ALL fishing from April 1 through July 31
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Expect pretty slow fishing
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Blitzen River: Fishing has been slow on the Blitzen
Bully Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing should be good
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
John C Boyle Reservoir: Fishing is slow but warmwater fish should be moving into the shallows

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