Salmon Move Into Upper River
The fall run kings are moving into the Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam, with improving numbers showing every day.
“We’re landing 8 to 15 fish per day,” reported Phil Desautels of Phil’s Smiling Salmon Guide Service. “The fish range from 7 to 25 pounds. Today Dave Deschield of Auburn landed a fish between 25 and 30 pounds on a Kwikfish.”
“The fishing is best in the mornings, although we’re also hooking salmon in the afternoons,” he said. “We are catching the fish both while back bouncing roe and working Kwikfish.”
"Salmon fishing on the upper Klamath river has been excellent," said Scott Caldwell of SC Guide Service. "The fish size has also increased from 10 to 17 pounds to 15 to 25 pounds. We are seeing and landing more big bucks; yesterday we had two that were 40 and 41 inches and weighed well over 20 pounds."
Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service reported 8 salmon for 3 anglers on his last trip on the lower Klamath before he moved back to the Trinity. “Three were adults to 14 pounds and other five were jacks,” said Huber.Back To Reports