There are not many things more exiting than the sound of line screaming off of your reel and watching a cartwheeling steelhead in the air. We target steelhead on the Klamath, Trinity, Salmon, and Eel rivers in season whenever water temps are at an ethical level. This means that sometimes, we get a small widow in the spring to target bright and early summer run fish. By the end of may, most of the early summer fish are in the cold water tributary streams where they will remain until spawning. By June, water temps rise enough that we stop fishing the Klamath River and focus on rafting trips. However, if you are visiting in the Summer and you like fishing small streams for trout, there can be a lot of action. We typically fly fish these small streams using dry flies and nymphs but spinner fishing can be great as well. Our fishing season on the middle Klamath and Trinity really begins in September.With a large and consistent run of "1/2 pounder" steelhead ranging from 1-3 pounds as well as adult steelhead up to 10 pounds, its not uncommon to have 50+ fish days without seeing another angler! All wild fish must be released and since the Klamath does not produce hatchery steelhead almost all fishing on the klamath is catch and release. If you are looking to keep a steelhead for dinner, the Trinity river has hatchery fish that can be harvested. We start fishing lower in the river for fall run steelhead and move operations up-river as the season progresses. We typically target these fish by side drifting a variety of offerings and back-trolling plugs. However. our favorite method is swinging flies from the boat or while wading. In the early fall steelhead will readily take flies on the surface and there's nothing like watching a steelhead savagely strike your fly then take off on a blistering run. Occasionally Chinook salmon will also take a deeply sunk fly and give you a real run for your money! We fish for steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity September through February. The Salmon river November to March and the Eel river in February and march. So Book a trip today and come see what the Klamath is all about!
We offer fishing trips for everyone. Whether you're a total novice or seasoned expert, our guides will put you on the fish. Fishing out of a heated drift boat, a custom outfitted fly fishing raft, or just walking and wading. We offer fly-fishing and spin-fishing trips . All gear and tackle is included or bring your own.
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