Klamath River

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7 30 year
10 am
7 30 year
10 am
7 30 year

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

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


Size 12-18 Soft Hackle, , Deep Sparkle Pupa. Body: tan, green; Shroud: tan

Riffles, runs, just below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph


Size 12-18 Goddard Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis. Body: brown, green, dark gray; Wing: tan, brown


Size 12-18 Diving Caddis, Soft Hackle. Body: brown; Wing: black

Riffles, current seams, backeddies below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph, rising nymph

► Watch for caddis hatches, too. Carry size 16-18 patterns, such as Elk Hair Caddis.


Size 4-10 Madam X, Daves Hopper, Morrish Hopper. Tan/yellow, olive/yellow, green

Bankwater with grass: standard dry fly

► Grasshopper fishing can be excellent in August. Other large, bushy dry flies--Madam X , Royal Wulff, Stimulator--will attract trout as well, but a Morrish Hopper is tough to beat at this time of year.


► The river can get warm in the late summer sun, and that means trout will often hang out near aerated water. So look for bubbles; that's where the trout will be.

► The stretch below the JC Boyle Powerhouse is a consistent producer of trout. While the fish are not large, they are plentiful.

► A size 10-12 yellow pattern such as a Stimulator, Madam X, or Morrish Hopper works well here in late summer because it looks like a lot of bugs that trout are seeing or have seen.


► The road into the Frain Ranch section makes the Deschutes access roads feel like super highways. But if you persist for three miles past the 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.
Klamath Falls

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