Upper Klamath Lake Fish Report for 6-1-2022
Fishing has improved
Upper Klamath Lake - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Open all year. Fishing has improved. Best fishing from a boat but bank anglers are still catching a few. Water clarity is improving by the day. The algae bloom is starting in some areas. Boats can launch at Howard Bay, Rocky Point and Moore Park 1 and 2. Odessa Creek campground and boat ramp are closed. Walk in access is available. Redband trout are scattered throughout Upper Klamath Lake but will be moving into water quality refuge in Pelican Bay area and Williamson River soon. 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 2.5 feet below full pool and 59 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 Wednesday, June 1st
Umpqua River: Anglers: temporary restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked for Memorial Day weekend
Ana River: Ana River is a great match-the-hatch fly-fishing river
Chewaucan River: This is the best time of year to fish this river
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Heart Lake: Fishing was fantastic for folks trolling lures this past weekend!
Holbrook Reservoir: Bait anglers were also doing well near the dam
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