Steelhead On Big Bite
Steelhead fishing on the lower Klamath River up to Blue Creek is "really consistent" for a mixture of half pounders and adults for anglers side drifting roe, reported Steve Huber of Steve Huber's Guide Service.
Anglers are also catching a lot of jacks, along with some adult fish. "Mike Howes landed the largest fish, an 18 pound king, while boondoggling roe in my boat this week," said Huber.
"The three anglers fishing with me on Sunday, August 18 landed two jacks and caught and released 12 steelhead, including 7 half pounders and 5 adults to 6 pounds," said Huber. "The vast majority of the steelhead are wild."
The increased releases from Trinity Reservoir that the Bureau of Reclamation had planned to start releasing on August 13 are needed to cool down the water on the Klamath and draw more fish upriver. Unfortunately, the Westlands Water District has obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the flows; a court hearing was set for August 21.
Fishing on the upper Klamath River for resident rainbows and summer steelhead is excellent now despite the warm weather.
“My client Mike and I dropped the boat in the water very early (5:30 am) Sunday morning to beat the heat,” said Scott Caldwell of SC Guide Service. “The morning bite was on once we put the Hot Shot/worm combo in the water.”
Mike caught and released over 20 trout in the 1/2 to 1-1/2 pound class and also took home a couple of nice 2 pound hatchery steelhead for the grill.Back To Reports