The algae bloom is thick in some areas and pH is very high

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Open all year. Most redband trout have moved to refuge areas of Pelican Bay near Rocky Point and up the Williamson River. Best fishing is from a boat as bank access is limited where the fish are located. The algae bloom is thick in some areas and pH is very high.

Boats can launch at Howard Bay, Rocky Point and Moore Park 1 and 2. Odessa Creek boat ramp is now open, but day use only.

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 4.3 feet below full pool and 37 percent full.

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