Klamath River Fish Report for 12-10-2005

by Scott Caldwell

Last week's storm brought the river up quite a bit (well over 2000cfs). Now that it has dropped back down (1300cfs) the fishing has improved. A fresh batch of hatchery and wild steelhead moved up river and my clients were able to hook up seven times, landing five. John Girarde and his Dad John landed 12 fish for the day, a nice mix of half-pounders and adults the biggest one reaching 22-inches. The water temperature is in the low 40's so you need to cover a lot of water to find fish.They are not moving far to eat but when they do they are putting up a good battle. The weather has been changing daily but the one constant has been the sub 30 temperatures. Dressing in warm layers is a must if you want to stay out on the river for the day. The Steelhead fishing will remain steady as long as the river stays at a fishable level (something below 2000cfs).

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