Klamath River Fish Report for 7-25-2008

by Scott Caldwell

I fished the Klamath River with my client Bruce, last week, we caught and released 20 Steelhead/Trout up to 19-inches and 2-pounds. Most of the Trout were very fat half-pounders, but on light gear or the fly rod they put up a nice battle. We caught fish while using sculpin immitations on the fly rod or bouncing a worm on the bottom, into a few of the deeper holes. The river is in prettygood shape for this time of year and flowing steady at 1000cfs. You need to go early, first light, to beat the heat. When the sun is up it is getting hot fast, 85 to 100 degrees has been the norm. The smoke from the fires has been coming and going so it is hard to tell what the days will be like. Fall Salmon and Winter Steelhead seasons on the Klamath River are quickly approaching. We should start seeing Salmon at the hatchery by the end of September and running thru October. The Winter Steelhead will be following right after them. The regulations on Salmon this season will be the same as last season, meaning we will be able to catch and keep fish. I am taking reservations, now, so get yours. Salmon season fills up fast especially the weekends. If you have the ability to fish during the weekdays I encourage it,  the pressure on the river tends to be much less.