Best fishing is near the outlet and around Pelican Bay at Rocky Point

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Open all year. Best fishing is near the outlet and around Pelican Bay at Rocky Point. Most of the lake is thawed.  Howard Bay is ice free. Shoalwter aand Moore Park boat ramps still might be frozen.

Odessa Creek boat ramp is closed as gate is locked. Day use is allowed.

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 60 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, February 8th
Sandy River: Steelhead Fishing is Picking up on The Sandy
Henry Hagg Lake: Henry Hagg Lake Fishing Report
Quartzville Creek: Currently the river is at 760 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 1,400 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is a little low, but fishable
Miami River: Steelhead are in the river, but the Miami is still on the low side
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be a little on the low side this week, but still fishable
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nehalem River- North Fork: Fishing on the North Fork Nehalem has remained slow and effort has been light
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is a little high but still fishable
Three Rivers: Three Rivers has hatchery steelhead coming back
Salmon River: Steelhead are starting to push up and throughout the system
Trask River: The Trask is in good shape right now
Wilson River: Steelhead fishing on the Wilson picked up this weekend
Yaquina River: Fishing has been challenging the past few weeks but it’s starting to pick up
Coos River: The Coos Basin steelhead rivers have been running low and clear
Coquille River: The South Fork Coquille River received just enough rain this past weekend to get some steelhead moving upriver
: Fishing for bottom fish is open to All-depths
Campbell Reservoir: There are likely no fish in the reservoir
Gerber Reservoir: Gerber Reservoir Report
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir has open water