Upper Klamath salmon fishing hot

2010-10-08 10:43:33
Klamath River, California - Freshwater Fishing Report
Hatchery to Fish Hook

<p>For the past two weeks, salmon have been stacking up below Iron Gate Dam on the upper Klamath River and fishing has been good.

Guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing (www.wildriversfishing.com) says his clients have been getting 8 to 10 fish a day, plus several more hookups.

Pulling plugs, especially the new Mag Lips chrome and chartreuse plug from Worden's has been good. Andy says to wrap the plug with a sardine fillet.

The plugs have worked well below the hatchery deadline.

Back-Bouncing roe cured in Pautzke's Fire Cure or BorxOFire also has produced.

The peak of the Upper Klamath salmon run is in mid-October, so fishing should remain good for a few weeks.

You can keep three salmon a day on the Klamath (two adults). Barbless hooks must be used.

Fish Species: Fall Salmon
Bait Used: Mag Lips plugs, roe cured in Pautzke Fire Cure
Tackle Used: Wright & McGill salmon rods, Eagle Claw 1/0 hooks.
Method Used: back-bouncing roe, pulling plugs
Water Depth: 4 to 6 feet
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Kash from Yreka, Calif., with his first salmon caught with guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com
Kash from Yreka, Calif., with his first salmon caught with guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com

A box of upper Klamath chrome caught with guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com.
A box of upper Klamath chrome caught with guide Andy Martin of www.wildriversfishing.com.

About The Author: Captain Andy Martin

Company: Wild Rivers Fishing Oregon and Alaska

Area Reporting: Oregon, Alaska

Bio: Andy Martin is a well-known Oregon and Alaska fishing guide and charter boat captain. He targets trophy halibut in Alaska, as well as six-fish-per-person limits of silver salmon. In Oregon, he catches some of the biggest salmon in the Northwest, including trophy king salmon over 60 pounds. Oregon salmon and steelhead trips are done out of clean, heated jet boats and drift boats on the Rogue and Chetco rivers. Andy also is a prolific outdoor writer, regular contributing to Fish Alaska, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Saltwater Sportsman, Game & Fish, Oregon Hunter, California Sportsman, Northwest Sportsman and ESPN Outdoors.

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