Klamath River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Link River
Klamath Falls
0 am 2.04/1290 7 30 year
Klamath
bl Keno
0 am /663 7 30 year
Klamath
bl JCBoyle
0 am 2.96/371 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in July

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

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

 

The Keno stretch closed June 15 and will not re-open until October, but the river below the Boyle powerhouse will provide good hatches of spotted caddis all month. Fat 12-16 inch rainbows are ready to terrorize drifting surface bugs. Look, too, for little yellow stoneflies in the size 12-14 range. The golden stonefly hatch is fading fast, but an imitation, such as a size 10-12 Clarks Stonefly, can still catch trout because they just keep looking for those big bugs. A few small grasshoppers should be dropping onto the water, and later in the month hopper fishing can be excellent.

A size 10-12 yellow pattern such as a Stimulator, Madam X, or Morrish Hopper works well here. It looks like everything from a yellow sally to a hopper to a golden stonefly--all bugs that are on the river this month.

The road into this part of the river makes the Deschutes access roads feel like super highways. But if you persist for three miles past the Boyle powerhouse, you'll find a slight improvement in the road and excellent fishing. Unless you hate your car, it will take you almost half an hour to cover the three miles. The good news is that you won't have much competition.

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

What to expect in 

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NOAA, Accuweather, Weather Channel
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Other Info Sources

The Ashland Fly Shop 541-488-6454