Tag Archives: Klamath River

Klamath River Chrome


April 15, 2016 I fished the Klamath a few days this week.  The river dropped again and flows are now at 1420 cfs with water temps at 54-55 degrees, which is ideal!  The water color is still a bit off at one and one half to two feet or so, I prefer water that has […]

A Guide’s Report: Fly Fishing in the Shadow of Shasta, May 2014

Paul McCloud dry fly Rainbow

With low, ideal flows and perfect weather we are experiencing fantastic fly fishing in Northern California on all of our trout fisheries.   With the peak of our biggest hatches of the year just days away, we only expect the fishing to get better.  Salmonflies, Goldenstones, Mayflies big and small, as well as multiple hatches of […]

Springtime guide’s view: Fly Fishing the Klamath River

Father admires Hank with his Klamath River Steelhead on a dry fly!

Seasons on the Klamath: Springtime and Salmonflies, first published in California Fly Fisher, June 2010 “Silly good!” That is my favorite expression to describe the fishing on the Klamath when the salmonflies are out and the trout and steelhead are on them. “Bring the novices and kids” is my next refrain. In over 50 years […]

Fly fishing guide report: Klamath, Trinity & Sacramento Rivers

Lower Sacramento River fly fishing guide Anthony Carruesco poses a trophy Lower Sacramento River Rainbow

Shasta Trout Fly Fishing guides winter report December 2012, January 2013 For those willing to brave the elements, fly fishing in Northern California has been fair to good.  A series of cold storms blew through over the last month bringing frigid temperatures and ample precipitation.  While the fishing on the Klamath River remained consistently good, […]

Flows increase on the Klamath River: Shasta Trout fly fishing guide reports

Laura enjoys a bright spring run Klamath River Steelhead

April 2012 Fly fishing the Klamath River continued to be very good with bright fresh spring run Steelhead arriving until April 5th when flows out of Irongate Dam unexpectedly increased to nearly 4,000 cfs.  We have contacted the hatchery to see if the sudden increase from 1800 cfs was due to hatchery operations as they […]

Cal Trout interviews Klamath River fly fishing guide Craig Nielsen

Fly fishing guide Craig Nielsen

Saving The Klamath River: An Interview With Fly Fishing Guide Craig Nielsen   CalTrout: Craig Nielsen is the owner of Shasta Trout — a Northern California fly fishing guide and outfitting service that regularly puts clients on the Klamath River (and catches a lot of steelhead doing it). With the Klamath River, dam removal and […]

The Klamath River: Shasta Trout Fly Fishing Guide Reports

Wendy enjoys another fine winter run Klamath Steelhead

Klamath River, March 2012 Local fly fishing guides Craig Nielsen, Alan Blankenship and Anthony Carruesco have been spending several days a week on the upper Klamath River recently and report continued good to great fishing for mostly wild winter run steelhead as well as a few hatchery fish.  Anglers are enjoying multiple hooks ups and […]