View Full Version : Upper Klamath, Oregon

Zebco Kid
08-12-2009, 05:01 AM
Hello All,

Just a quick report. I have a goal this year to be on a different lake every month of the year. This month was Upper Klamath in Oregon. I fished the lake for 4 days. My largest weighed fish was 7.2 pounds. The attached was 26", but I didn't get a weight. Could be heavier, but who really cares?

Very interesting fishing, as the fish come in from the main body (60,000 acres), and enter the coves where cold springs exist. I believe the main body which averages around 6' is in the 70's, but the coves with spring were between 49 and 52 degrees.

Fishing included a day of 6, 3, 3, 3. Each day I was on the water at 5AM, and off beteen 11AM and 1PM. All fish were caught in 3' to 6' of water.

Fish were caught on naked nightcrawlers or Little Cleos (Gold).

A remarkable place to fish. I will definitely go back next year.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7173/upperklamathtrout090808.th.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/upperklamathtrout090808.jpg/)

08-12-2009, 03:11 PM
I have a friend who fishes those springs in the winter when its colder then hell and there's snow on the ground and he just hammers those big trout.

Captain Compassion
08-12-2009, 03:59 PM
You know I've always wondered about that lake. Thanks for the info and the wonderful picture. Beautiful trout.


08-13-2009, 01:42 AM
That lake is on my MUST FISH LIST. I'm looking for a big full tailed bow, and the Upper Klamath Redband is certainly a worthy adversary. Historically, those fish got over 20 Lbs. I'd be happy with a 5 Lber. I've heard those fish can get a bit unsightly, sores, leeches, copepods... etc..

After reading this post, it really makes me want to go up there.

Zebco Kid
08-13-2009, 10:27 PM
Mr. Sockeye,

One of the really exciting things is that they're wild fish. All tail! Yahoo!