Klamath Lake

Major Hatches for September

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 2-10 Woolly Bugger, Bunny Leech, Hale Bopp Leech, Possie Bugger. Black, browns, olives

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

 

September Tips

Trout


► The best places to look for big fish are Pelican Bay near the springs not far from Rocky Point, up in the creeks (Recreation, Crystal, Harriman), and the mouth of the Wood River.

► Streamers in brown, black, and burgundy should work well, especially near dawn and dusk.

► If streamers don't do it for you, try small size 18-20 Soft Hackles, Flashback Pheasant Tails, and other small nymphs. Use them during the daylight hours with a slow retrieve and a clear intermediate line.

► If you're not finding fish, vary your retrieve until you find what works. Don't stay too long in one spot; you've got to keep moving on this lake.

 

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