Klamath River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Link River
Klamath Falls
5 am 2.93/2640 ↓ 7 30 year
Klamath
bl Keno
5 am /2210 ↓ 7 30 year
Klamath
bl JCBoyle
5 am 5.51/2540 7 30 year

 

What to Expect in May

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

 

In the Keno section, look for fishable flows of under 1,500 cfs, preferably under 1,000 cfs. Conditions will sometimes be turbid, even if the flows are fishable. Toss big, black, weighted flies, such as Rubber Legs or Woolly Buggers . Dead-drift them past boulders, current seams, and any place the water slows or deepens.

The water below Boyle Dam can be productive, if river levels and clarity are acceptable; clarity can be a major issue this month. Salmonfly nymphs such as Kaufmanns Stoneflies , Rubber Legs , and Rocky Nymphs , should do well; this section is rich in salmonflies. Zug Bugs , Net Builders , and Sparkle Larvas are also productive flies; they imitate the spotted caddis larva that are common in this part of the river. Trout in this section seem to prefer nymphs with a bit of color, such as a bright head or bit of orange yarn in the thorax (see the Hot Spot Pheasant Tail for an example).

For more information on May 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

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