Upper Klamath Lake Fish Report for 2-16-2023
The lake is 2.4 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. 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 2.4 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, February 16th
Umatilla River: The steelhead fishing on the Umatilla has picked up in the past week
Hood River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River continues to be slow
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are throughout the Alsea system
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is back to low and clear conditions
Miami River: The Miami is getting low and clear
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be low and clear this week
Nehalem River: The lower Nehalem is steelhead green
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem is low and clear
Three Rivers: Three Rivers got a push of fish back to the hatchery trap this past week
Salmon River: Winter steelhead are in the Salmon River
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are moving up in the Siletz River
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead are showing up on the Siuslaw River
Trask River: There are wild steelhead (catch-and-release only) throughout the system
Wilson River: Steelhead fishing on the Wilson was good the end of last week
Yaquina River: Fishing has been challenging the past few weeks but it’s starting to pick up
Chetco River: The Chetco is low and clear
Coos River: The Coos Basin steelhead rivers continue to run low and clear
Coquille River: The Coquille Basin steelhead rivers continue to run fairly low and clear
Elk River: Low and clear
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant has filled to 21 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is filling with the input of various springs and is now at 41 percent full
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing pressure has slowed as flows have dropped
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 1,400 cfs
Rogue River- Upper: Hatchery summer steelhead are still available and being caught
Sixes River: Steelhead are scattered through the river
Winchuck River: Low and clear
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is ice-free
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