They fight like big ones

Klamath River - Middle

Steelhead
Frank pulled this one out of the tailout side drifting yarn and eggs.
Photo Credit: Pro Guide Mario Gomez

by Mario Gomez
11-29-2017
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The klamath river steelhead aren't known for their size but you would know they are smaller fish by the way they fight. What the Klamath fish lack in size they make up in sheer numbers. I fish the klamath, smith, rogue, chetco, umpqua, and coquille rivers and the Klamath is hands down the top producing river in the northwest. The other thing that will blow your mind is the lack of other boats, if you want to get away from the combat fishing come visit the Klamath.

I have been fishing all week and today was our best day since the river blew out last week. I found fish holding in all of the normal spots and ended the day with 6 nice adults and over a dozen half pounders. The fishing is always good on the klamath river so quit staring at your phone and lets go rip some lips.


Mario Gomez is a Northern California and Southern Oregon professional fishing guide that chases salmon, trout, and steelhead on the most productive rivers in the Northwest. Pro guide Mario Gomez has spent his entire life fishing the Klamath River, but also follows the circuit and targets the California and Oregon coastal streams each year. If you are interested in fishing the Klamath River, Smith River, Chetco River, Umpqua River and Rogue River click on the website and book your trip today. To learn more about Mario visit Ironhead Guide Service, you can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or call him anytime @ (530) 598-0530.


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