Upper Klamath Lake Fish Report for 5-19-2022
The lake remains 2.5 feet below full pool and 61 percent full
Upper Klamath Lake - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Open all year. Fishing remains slow but is expected to improve greatly this week. Water clarity has continued to worsen due to very windy conditions, but the weekend may have cleared things up a little. Boats can launch at Howard Bay, Rocky Point and Moore Park 1 and 2. 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 remains 2.5 feet below full pool and 61 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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, May 19th
Chewaucan River: People have already caught some really nice trout in the river with lures
Fourmile Lake: The road into Fourmile Lake is still closed by the USFS
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is 16 percent full
Heart Lake: Fishing has been good for fish in the 6-8” range
Holbrook Reservoir: Trolling for rainbows is very productive as is bait fishing
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 18th
Columbia River: Another 11 Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days added downstream of Bonneville Dam, two fishing days added upstream
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