Klamath River Fish Report for 10-24-2008

by Scott Caldwell

Salmon fishing has remained steady this past week. I have been fishing my clients for Salmon in the mornings, and then switching over to Steelhead/Trout, after the Sun hits the water. Back-trolling K-15 Kwikfish first thing in morning has been very effective, as well as producing good size Salmon. The last 5 trips, clients have landed Salmon, weighing in the 18 to 30 pound range. Later in the morning, as the sun starts to hit the water, we have switched over to bouncing roe, and found the bite to be fair. The Salmon are now starting to spawn in the River and Steelhead are feasting on loose eggs. We have been Fly-fishing, egg patterns under an indicator, and have been landing quite a few Trout, in the 1/2-pound class. We have been hooking up on bigger fish (2 - 8 pounds), but not landing very many of them. The weather has been awesome, cold (high 30's) in mornings then heating up in the afternoons (mid 70's). It is a beautiful time to be on the Klamath River. As we head into Winter, the Fall colors are out, making opportunities for some spectacular photos, as well as some fantastic fishing.