Wood River Fishing Report

Wood River - Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
9-9-2021
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One of the best bets for fishing right now due to the quantity and quality of the spring fed water.

Petric Canal is considered part of the Wood River and is catch-and-release for redband trout. Fishing is good throughout the river below the town of Fort Klamath to the mouth.

Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road for brown trout. Grasshoppers are thinning out. Small mayflies are hatching and matching them can result in catching some of the smaller brown trout.

Using grasshopper dry fly patterns is likely the best method for catching brown trout. Best fishing is from a boat. Rapalas and spoons work well for brown trout as well. There is ample public property to fish on the Wood River at the BLM Wetland but access to the river is difficult due to an excellent riparian area.

Most boats launch at Weed Road and float to Petric Canal take out. Fishing kayaks can be launched at all the road crossings, the USFS day use area or Kimball State Park. The float from Fort Klamath to Weed Road can be productive but there are numerous dams and obstacles that need portaged. A typical drift boat cannot make it under the bridges. Water temperatures are still very cold, therefore there’s not much activity in the upper river.

Also, all radio tagged redband trout must be released unharmed. Redband trout will have what looks to be fishing line coming from the abdomen. These fish will be 6-18 inches in length




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 9th

Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir is Now Dry
Blitzen River: Carp Fishing Open One More Week
Campbell Reservoir: Water levels are extremely low
Chickahominy Reservoir: Chickahominy Reservoir is now dry
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
John C Boyle Reservoir: A few largemouth bass and crappie are being caught
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake is 4.7 feet below full pool and 32 percent full
Krumbo Reservoir: There may be cyanobacteria present so avoid swimming
Lake Of The Woods: This is a good time to chase largemouth bass in the lake
Warm Springs Reservoir: Warm Springs reservoir is now dry.
Williamson River: Fishing has been good

Limited coastal wild coho seasons set to open Sept. 15

9-7-2021
SALEM, Ore. – Wild coho seasons in four coastal river basins (Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz, and Coos) will be open beginning...... Read More