Klamath River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Link River
Klamath Falls
9 pm 1.84/1070 7 30 year
Klamath
bl Keno
9 pm /594 7 30 year
Klamath
bl JCBoyle
9 pm 2.96/371 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in June

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

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

 

The Keno stretch of the Klamath is open until June 15. If the dam output is under 1,200 cfs, this is a good fishery. When fishing in the Keno section, toss big, black, weighted flies, such as Rubber Legs or Woolly Buggers . Use trout indicator or tight line tactics and dead-drift them past boulders, current seams, and any place the water slows or deepens. If the water is low (around 500 cfs) you can do well with streamers on a surface swing.

The Boyle Dam area (between the dam and the powerhouse) has good salmonfly and golden stonefly action in June--flows permitting--but the fish are not large.

Below the Boyle powerhouse, in the Frain Ranch area, trout are numerous and eager for salmonflies this month. After the big stoneflies, expect hatches of yellow sallies near the end of the month. After that, the hoppers start up. You can fish a size 10 yellow Stimulator in the Frain Ranch section for the next three months. But if you'd like to cast something other than a yellow Stimulator, try a caddis pupa patterns, such as a Sparkle Pupa . Dead-drift it near the bottom.

Erratic flows can occur in this section, but trout are used to the fluctuations and it shouldn't interfere with your fishing too much. Fish will be more spread out when the flows are high. Between the dam and the powerhouse, fishing is easier and flows more stable.

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

What to expect in 

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