Steelhead fishing on the Klamath River has been great!

Klamath River - Upper - CA - Hornbrook, CA (Siskiyou County)

by The Fly Shop

Current River Conditions: Fishing has been great! Expect to get into adult steelhead and more than a few juvenile to half-pounders. The adults go 18"-25". Some anglers have reported in with as many as 5 hook-ups on adults. We expect the Klamath to fish great through the closing weeks of December.

This river typically offers solid fishing through March.

The Fly Shop's Tips: Check road conditions especially during & after storms. Good flies include: #4-8 Rubber legs in brown or black along with Amber Wing Princes in #12-14 and Red Copper Johns in #12-14. Also, egg patterns in shrimp pink, orange and salmon egg should be in your fly box. Don't forget your steelhead card!

Fly rods from 6 wt to 7 wt are perfect in lengths of 9' to 9.5'. Switch rods are popular and make casting very easy. Spey rods fit in well on the Klamath river.

Road Conditions:
No restrictions at this time, but winter storms will change that. Call 1-800.427.7623 for up to date Northern California Road Conditions.

Water Flows:
Klamath River Flows

Suggested Fly Patterns:

Dry Flies:

Nothing happening on top. Wait until spring!

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Trailer Trash
• Bjorn's Super Prawn
• Poxyback Hare's Ear #12
• Articulated Marabou Leech
• Amber Wing Prince #12-14
• Red Copper Johns #12-14
• 3-D Nymphs #8-10
• S.A.L.T. Stone #6
• Pat's Rubberlegs #4-8
• Zack's Thurmanator Stone

• Glo-Bug Yarn
• Redd Reaper - Champagne
• Clown Egg #4-10
• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink
• Micro Spawn - Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas (All)

Fly Fishing Gear:
• Shimazaki Pump Spray
• Shimazaki Dry-Shake Primer - Must Have!
• Sunglasses
• Leaders!

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