Klamath River Fish Report for 11-13-2005

by Scott Caldwell

Gear: Scott Fly Rods, Okuma reels, Lamson Reels glow bugs

Weather: Cloudy and Sunny

Air Temperature: 35-55

River Flow: 1370

Water Temperature: 50

Water Clarity: 4 feet

On the Water: 9:30am

Off the Water: 5:00pm

Fly Fishing for Winter Steelhead on the Klamath River has been ok. I fished clients on Friday and Saturday and both days the fishing was good in some spots and bad in others. We fished small glow bugs under an indicator and landed fish up to 5 pounds. Photo #1 The Steelhead are holding tight to the bottom. Glow bugs, crawdad plugs, worms or roe need to be fished as close to or on the bottom as possible to get bit. I fished by myself on Wednesday and hooked a a couple of nice fish while bouncing steelhead roe. Photo #2 Fresh Steelies are moving up river everyday and we are starting to see more hatchery fish mixed in with the wild ones. I was one of four boats that were all fly-fishing a big group that was organized by Jack Trout. Each boat had landed at least one adult Steelhead over 3.5 pounds, the biggest Steelhead was a nice 25-incher that weighed about 7 pounds. There are big Steelies in there you just have to hit them on the head to get them to bite.

Available days November 16 -30 December 1-31