This fabulous flyfishing couple has a vacation home on the Klamath and after meeting us at the ISE show in San Mateo scheduled a trip to float the river. We were hoping for a hot Salmonfly bite and the bugs have hatched and are starting to show up in the river but the fish are not yet interested in looking up. We did start out catching a fish on nearly every cast on our nymphs! Unfortunately they were 3-5″ Salmon smolts. We had to replace our small nymphs with size 10 or larger flies to keep the smolts off long enough to enable us to cast :>( We did manage some larger fish including a nice spring run half pounder John landed and Arlene jumped several that gave us quite a show before getting camera shy. The dry fly bite should improve once the Salmon smolts migrate downstream or get eaten and the Salmonflies come out in full force. We are looking forward to getting out together again, perhaps to sample some of the local freestones!
Klamath River May 26th
This entry was written by Craig Nielsen, posted on May 28, 2009 at 2:48 am, filed under Client Trips and tagged Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing, Klamath River, Northern California, Shasta Trout. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.