Klamath River

Schedule a fishing date.   Pay to confirm: Full Day: $450  Half Day: $320

The Klamath is the most important North American river south of the Columbia River for anadromous fish migration.

[10] Its salmonsteelhead and rainbow trout have adapted to unusually high water temperatures and acidity levels relative to other rivers in the Pacific Northwest.  The numerous fish were a major source of food for Native Americans, who have inhabited the basin for at least 7,000 years.

Klamath River Steelhead
Klamath River Steelhead

The Klamath River is a high-desert fishery located in the most northerly portion of CA.  We guide on the stretch from Iron Gate Dam down river to the I-5 Bridge.  The Klamath is a great place for anyone looking for a first time steelhead experience or just a fun day of fishing.  The fall/winter steelhead season runs from October through February.  There is also a late spring season for rainbows keying on hatches of Golden Stoneflies and giant Salmon-flies.   Winter on the Klamath is when we typically see the larger fish of the year.

Klamath River
Klamath River

The “Winter-run” fish show up after big rains near the New Year and stay around through February.    As temperatures drop, drifting nymphs and egg tend to get most fish.

Heated Boat
Heated Boat

Winter weather will keep most anglers away and you can expect solitude in a heated boat while chasing Steelies in winter on the Klamath.  The Klamath River Renewal Corp. plans to begin site work in two years to remove four dams on the Klamath River and deconstructing the dams will begin in 2021, according to the “Definite Plan for the Lower Klamath Project.”  Read more

Winter Steelhead
Winter Steelhead

Schedule a fishing date.   Pay to confirm: Full Day: $450  Half Day: $320