Klamath Lake

What to Expect in July

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Damselfly
Dragonfly
Midge
Leech
Baitfish

Hatches divided by half-month.
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The main lake gets soupy at this time of year due to weed growth and algae, especially after hot weather. This pushes fish into the Rocky Point/Pelican Bay area, which remains productive because there are numerous springs in the area and the water quality is better than in the rest of the lake.

July is a good month for hooking very big fish (over ten pounds) from this incredible resource. It's a tricky lake to fish, however. Concentrate your efforts along the tules of Pelican Bay, at the mouths of the Williamson and Wood rivers, at the "fish banks" (just outside Pelican Bay, to the north), and in the inlet creeks that feed Pelican Bay.

Midge patterns can be effective in the evening. All the Klamath trout, including those that head up the Williamson, are receptive to red midge pupa patterns.

If you don't pick up fish in 20 minutes, change to a new location. Keep moving until you find fish. When they stop taking your fly, move again. These are highly mobile trout.

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

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