Steelhead Fishing Has Remained Excellent

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

Mason Kinkeirn from Cincinnati landed a nice fall-run adult salmon Tuesday on the Klamath River.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Kenton Bansemer/Gold River Guides

by Kenny Priest

Lower Klamath
The steelhead fishing remains excellent and a few fall salmon are starting to trickle in. There were a few adult salmon caught this week, along with some jacks. The number of adult steelhead and half-pounders around however, is more than making up for the lack of salmon.

Fall regulations in effect on the Klamath Fall regulations went into effect on the Klamath River for fall-run Chinook salmon beginning Aug. 15 and run through Dec. 31. On the Trinity, the fall quota will begin on Sept. 1 and run through Dec. 31. The in-river quota for the entire Klamath Basin is 1,296 adult fall Chinook. The daily bag limit will be two Chinook, no more than one adult (greater than 23 inches) and the possession limit is six, no more than three adults. Two hatchery steelhead or hatchery trout may also be retained, with a possession limit of four each. Anglers may keep track of the Klamath and Trinity river quotas by calling 800-564-6479. For Klamath and Trinity fishing regulations, visit

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