Mid-Klamath Update

Klamath River - Lower - Klamath, CA (Humboldt County)

by E.B. Duggan

Increased water releases from Iron Gate have improved the fishing but I did not get home early enough to make contact with some of the people who fish that area of the river. The Gap Fire is still burning in the Happy Camp to Seiad Valley area but the roads are open and fishing is fair and smoke is not that heavy so I would believe one could fish in that area.

Iron Gate Dam releases are 1,050cfs. Seiad Valley is 2.6ft at 1,150cfs. Happy Camp is estimated at 1,153cfs. Somes Bar is estimated at 1,414cfs. Orleans is 2.7ft. at 1,550cfs. Klamath River at Terwer Creek is 8.2ft at 2,810cfs and water temperatures of 66.3 degrees. Flows at Smith River, Dr. Fine Bridge are 4.7ft at 221cfs.

Temperatures in the Valley last week were 96/47 degrees with 0.00 inch of rain with a season total of 80.05in of rain and 1.35in. of snow. Temperatures in the valley next week are expected to be 88/44 degrees, with clouds and partly sunny the first part of the week and sunshine for the weekend.

Lower Klamath River Harvest: The Lower Klamath fishing for Fall Chinook is closed to the taking of adults and only open to the keeping of jack salmon 22 inches of smaller.

Good Fish’en and Good Luck but remember; “Keep your tip up with a tight line lands fish.”

Websites: MyOutdoorBuddy.com, Willowcreekchamber.com,
from Willow Creek, CA Phone 530-629-3554, E-mail yen2fish@yahoo.com

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