Klamath Lake

What to Expect in June

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

Hatches divided by half-month.
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This big lake starts to turn on in June. As the water warms up, trout will migrate north, and the Pelican Bay area can be excellent. Warmer weather also drives trout to the mouths of the Wood and Williamson river. Look for fish in the northern portion in and near Pelican Bay, Agency Lake, and the narrow water between Agency and Klamath lakes. Bring a boat or rent one from Rocky Point Resort.

Seal Buggers and Woolly Buggers in black, purple, or olive, plus Zonkers and damselfly patterns are good flies this month. Use an intermediate line; a floater is seldom useful here, and a faster sinking line will be into the weeds too quickly.

If you don't catch a fish in 15 minutes, MOVE. These trout are highly mobile. Even if you've found a hot spot, fishing can suddenly quit. When it does, move to a new place.

By the end of the month, the lake will start to get "soupy" as algae growth takes over. This will concentrate trout even more in the Rocky Point area, in the spring creeks that feed Pelican Bay, and at the mouths of the Wood and Williamson rivers.

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

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