I know it's been awhile and frankly, it's been a tough summer. The Blue Creek closure and high water temps have killed the summer steelhead fishing on the Klamath and I have not been running trips on this system yet. Instead, I have spent time on the ocean with a few buddies and local charter captains learning the ocean game to become relief captain for them. Thanks to Curt Wilson on the Windrose (Trinidad), Tony Sepulveda of the Shellback (Eureka), and Matt Dallum of North...wind Charters (Eureka). I figured in this time of drought and regulation change, it would be a good idea to diversify a bit. If any of you are interested in an ocean charter, let me know and I'll put you in contact with any of the above captains.
While I know the summer steelhead fishing doesn't seem worthwhile, a water cool down will trigger some good fishing to be had. Also, there has been great numbers of salmon in tidewater. So there is some current fishing opportunity on the Klamath. I will begin running some trips later this week and I will go into them prepared to fish both tidewater and upriver for steelhead. I will let you know how these trips go.
Speaking of Salmon, I have space for the fall run in Late August through October. I know there is a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the drought, but we are forecasted to have a large run of salmon on the Klamath system. If the numbers being seen in tidewater are any indication, the prediction seems like it should be accurate. Remember, we had low conditions last fall too, and the fishing was world class. I expect a great season.