Klamath River Fish Report for 11-19-2009

by Scott Caldwell

 Fishing for Winter Steelhead on upper Klamath River (Hatchery to Klamathon bridge) has been very good for half pounders with 1 to 3 adults (20 inches and more than 2 pounds) mixed in. My client on Tuesday caught and released 15 fish, the biggest one in the 2 to 3 pound bracket. We caught fishing on everything from bait to flies to plugs. The hotshot worm combo took honors for hooking the most fish. The big fish was landed while back trolling a Luhr Jensen Jet diver with 4 feet of leader and a whole threaded nightcrawler. The Steelies are scattered all throughout the 5-mile stretch of the drift and each day the hot spot has been changing. The Rebel crawdad plug (red bottom), size 30 hotshots with a worm trailer, Glowbugs, big black stoneflys, copperjohns and side drifting or back bouncing worms have been working to land fish. We have been catching between 10 and 20 fish per trip with the bulk of the fish being in the 1/2 pound plus class (10 to 16 inches).