Klamath River - Below Irongate Reservoir, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Klamath River, CA
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Klamath River - Below Irongate Reservoir, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
This great river continues to dole out solid days of steelheading. Recent rain has some bigger fish showing up, but don't worry if you're not hooking up early in the day these fish will come alive and bite as the day warms up. The flows remain at 1,000 CFS, clarity is good and there are plenty of steelhead pouring into the upper section. Best tactics for numbers is dead drifting Legs and eggs. With the water cooling off, you will have to slow your swung flies down and get a little deeper to consistently hook fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Klamath River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 1000cfs

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Iron Gate Downstream to I-5 bridge

Best access point: Iron Gate Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Trout, Steelhead and Salmon

Fishing season: Spring, Fall and Winter

Nearest airport: Medford

Person Fishing in a stream

Klamath River, Below Iron Gate Reservoir Description

A fantastic tail water that is located 25 miles above Yreka. The fishery is open all year but anglers should exercise restraint in the heat of the summer when water temperatures can reach and excess of 64 degrees. Known primarily for its fall and winter fishing The Klamath does host good numbers of resident trout and in May can have a good hatch of salmonflies.

Techniques & Tips

Legs, eggs and swinging steelhead streamer.

7-Day Forecast

It's only going to get better now that the rain has shown up on this legendary river as we get deeper into Winter and believe it or not we are still finding fish with the two handed rod.

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