- Nov 3, 2010
Over the past couple weeks I've managed to make it down to the Klamath River about four times. Water levels have been good and the color is managable once again. Two weekends ago it was really muddy but I still managed to catch four 18-19 inchers. This week has been great with perfect water levels. Monday I took my brother down there and managed to get him on a nice fat 20 incher (his biggest so far). Took my ultra light gear like an idiot ( I knew better ) and ended up loosing a real nice 22 + incher due to rapids. For that stretch of river a medium pole and at least 8lb line is a must if you want any chance of landing a big one. Still ended up landing 7 nice bows throughout the day. I went down again yesterday and had an amazing day. It was nice and clear but didn't get above freezing all day. Ended up landing 15 bows. The biggest were 21 1/2 and 20 1/2 inches, then several 17-18's and lots in the 15 inch range. My friend and his son came down for the morning and he landed five. We even had a double at one point in the morning. I hooked into a 20 + incher and he hooked into a super fat 18 incher. Anyway it was a beautiful yet cold day. Worth every second of the cold and hike though.