Klamath River Fish Report for 1-3-2012

by Scott Caldwell

The first fishing trip of 2012 is going to be hard to beat. Conner, Dad and I fished the upper Klamath river below Irongate Reservoir this afternoon and landed 10 Steelhead 8 of which were adults over 2.5 pounds. Dad started the day by backtrolling a Rebel crawdad plug and as we drifted past the first hole a fish inhaled his plug, jumping clear out of the water, exposing itself as a huge Steelhead. The battle was really on now since Dad was using an ultra light 6ft6 Rogue rod and Pflueger President reel spooled with Berkley nano thread tied to a Spro swivel and a short leader of Yo-Zuri clear hybrid line. After about 10 minutes and some nice drag burning runs we brought the fish to net, almost loosing it as it fell out. Fortunately, it stayed hooked on the plug, and I was able to tail it and bring it into the boat for photo ops!!! WHEW!!! The first fish of 2012 turned out to be a 31 inch 12 pound Hatchery Steelhead. Dad landed an all time best for himself and my boat, that was the first double digit upper Klamath Steelhead landed and pictured, Ya Baby!!!!! Hopefully, we see more of those this year and maybe that one again, as we let it go, despite Conner protesting that it should have gone on the BBQ, HAHA. Conner landed the second Steelhead of the year a healthy 6 pound buck also on a crawdad plug in the same area. Conner and Dad landed 8 more fish in the 1.5 to 3.5 pound class, all on crawdad plugs as we drifted to the Klamathon bridge where we took out. Not a bad day for 3 1/2 hours of fishing.

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