Chinook Salmon Fishing on the Klamath Closes


Fishing for adult Chinook salmon on the main stem of the Klamath has closed. Dramatically increased harvest rates of Chinook salmon above the Highway 101 bridge and CDFW projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River show recreational fishing quotas have been met. The closure is effective from the Highway 96 Bridge to the mouth of the Klamath River in the Pacific Ocean. This will remain closed to all fishing for the rest of the year. The rest of the lower main stem of the Klamath River below the Highway 96 Bridge at Weitchpec will remain open to the harvest of two-year-old Chinook salmon. All adult Chinook salmon caught must be immediately released and reported on your angler’s report card.