Klamath River Regulations


Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/28/2017   Saltwater Reports Salmon Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for 2017. The ocean salmon season north of Horse Mountain will be completely closed in 2017. […]

Humboldt’s Friday Fishing Report 4/28/2017


Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. […]

CDFW-Low Salmon Projections Lead to Fisheries Restrictions, Some Closures in ...



Reclamation to Release Additional Water from Trinity Reservoir 8/24/2016 The Bureau of Reclamation will release additional water from Trinity Reservoir for the lower Klamath River to help protect returning adult fall run Chinook salmon from a disease outbreak and mortality. Supplemental flows from Lewiston Dam will commence on August 25 […]

Reclamation to Release Additional Water from Trinity Reservoir 8/24/2016


Second Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met 8/24/2016 Salmon anglers have met their quota for salmon in another popular Del Norte County spot for the season, triggering new restrictions on the Klamath River fishery. Monitoring efforts show that anglers below the Highway 96 Bridge in Weitchecpec caught their quota of 555 adult […]

Second Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met 8/24/2016



CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend an informational meeting to review regulatory options and receive public input for the 2016 Klamath River sport fishing seasons, area closures and bag limits. The meeting is […]

CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery ...


On Friday, Oct. 24, the Klamath River from the Interstate 5 bridge up to Iron Gate Hatchery reopens to the take of Chinook salmon over 22 inches. The Iron Gate Hatchery has met the 8,000 adult fish number needed for spawning purposes.  This means anglers can keep one Chinook over […]

Upper Klamath River Above Interstate 5 Reopens 10/22/2014



Klamath River Chinook Quota Met for 2014   Chinook Salmon Fishing The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projects that Klamath River anglers will have met their upper Klamath River catch quota of 702 adult fall-run Chinook salmon above the Highway 96 bridge by sundown on Friday, Oct. 10. […]

Klamath River Chinook Quota Met 10/10/2014


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Salmon Recreational Sportfishing Update 9/4/2014 Anglers can keep track of the status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling 1 (800) 564-6479 1) Salmon fishing on parts of the Klamath River will have size restrictions beginning this Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 because the yearly […]

Klamath and Trinity River Size Restrictions, Regulations and Quotas 9/4/2014



Klamath Spit Fishery Closed on 8/31/2014 The area within 100 yards of the channel through the sand spit formed at the Klamath River mouth  closed to fishing at sunset on Sunday, Aug. 31. Public Hotline for Klamath/Trinity Closures: (800) 564-6479 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announces the closure of […]

Klamath Spit Salmon Fishery Closed