Klamath River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Link River
Klamath Falls
6 pm 4.71/6840 7 30 year
Klamath
bl Keno
6 pm /7710 7 30 year
Klamath
bl JCBoyle
6 pm 8.29/8000 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in March

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Spotted caddis
Golden stonefly
Salmonfly
Baitfish

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

When fishing the Keno stretch (below the dam) look for outflows that are under 1,200 cfs, with no big spikes. If flows are very low--under 500 cfs--you may do best if you present a streamer on a wet-fly swing. Otherwise, dead drift a large, dark fly, such as a Rubber Legs or Woolly Bugger , past rocks, along seams, and in pocket water.

The Frain Ranch stretch near the California border should fish well, with Net Builder , Czech Nymph , and other spotted caddis larva patterns accounting for some trout. Team those patterns with a stonefly nymph, such as a Rubber Legs or Kaufmanns Stonefly , and you'll up your chances. Small yellow or orange dry flies may also catch trout.

When the Keno and Frain Ranch sections are too high for fishing, try the "clearwater" section between the Boyle withdrawal and the Boyle powerhouse. Trout are small in there, but they're plentiful and dumb.

However, even if lows in the Keno and Boyle section are good, local farmers and ranchers may flood and drain their fields. This can make the water extremely turbid and fishing will be in the dumpster.

For more information on March fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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Other Info Sources

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