CDFW Announces Angling Closure at the Mouth of the Klamath River
The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. Based on California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon harvest, anglers will have met the “spit area” adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota of 15 percent of the total Klamath River Basin allotment by that time.
Meeting the quota triggers the closure of the spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River, within 100 yards of the channel through the sand spit formed at the Klamath River mouth. The spit area is downstream of the Highway 101 bridge located near the town of Klamath.
Recreational fishing will remain closed in the spit area to all fishing for the remainder of the 2022 season.
Other areas of the Klamath basin, including the Trinity River, remain open to adult fall-run Chinook salmon harvest at this time.
Anglers may keep track of the quota status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling the information hotline at (800) 564-6479.
For more information regarding Klamath River fishing regulations, please consult the 2022-2023 California Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations on CDFW’s website.
Photo: CDFW file photo, mouth of the Klamath River
Dan Troxel, CDFW Klamath River Project, (707) 822-0330
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 804-1714
Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908