Klamath River

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
1 pm
1.67/909 ↑
7 30 year
1 pm
/702 ↑
7 30 year
1 pm
4.83/1720
7 30 year

 

Recent Reports

10/11:

No recents reports from the Klamath.

 

Major Hatches for October

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Adult

Size 6-8 Stimulator, Madam X. Body: light orange; Wing: tan

Bankwater near foilage: standard dry fly

Egg-layer

Size 6-8 Stimulator, Madam X. Body: light orange; Wing: tan

► I've seen the trout in this river ignore a beautiful drag-free presentation of an October caddis pattern, then beat the snot out of the same fly with a skating presentation. You want your fly to move slowly, but stay on the top and leave a V-wake.

Nymph

Size 6-8 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Tan, yellow-tan

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

Nymph

Size 6-10 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Black, chocolate brown

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

Adult

Size 4-10 Madam X, Daves Hopper, Morrish Hopper. Tan/yellow, olive/yellow, green

Bankwater with grass: standard dry fly

► Until frosts kill off the hoppers, cast near the grassy banks or into riffly water that has some sun on it.

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

 

October Tips

Trout


► The area below the Boyle powerhouse and the Frain Ranch section about three miles below the powerhouse are good choices. This is great water for big dry flies.

► Use large, heavy flies, such as purple or black Rubber Legs, and drift them along current seams, into slower water, and near rocks. Use trout indicator tactics.

General


► The Keno section opens up on October 1. For agile anglers who hike down the canyon, there are good numbers of 14-18 inch rainbows, and not a few trout around five pounds.

 

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