McCloud Reservoir Fish Report for 6-11-2006

by Scott Caldwell

The conditions at McCloud Reservoir are the best they have been so far this season. The water is up and the fish are hungry. Sunday, I landed 20 Trout up near the castle, and all were caught after 1 in the afternoon. Almost any method of fishing will work right now. The Trout are also taking dry flies, as numerous hatches are occuring throughout the day. A lot of the fish are heading up the river to spawn, they are looking fat and healthy. Some of the Trout that I caught and released were easily 20-inches and 2-pounds. The Klamath is still flowing rather high (2990cfs), but it is not muddy coming out of Irongate Dam. One could probably fish it right now but it would be a little fast and high, 2500cfs or less would be better. The river has not been fishable since early December, so the Steelhead and Trout should be hungry and ready to take your offerings.