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  • September 3, 2022
A single Chinook salmon is measured for length.

Due to dramatically increased harvest rates of Chinook salmon above the Highway 101 bridge, the recreational fishing quota for the Lower Klamath River will be imminently met. Based upon CDFW projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5

Categories: Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • September 2, 2022
People fishing 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.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • August 26, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement on the release today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed decommissioning of four dams on the Klamath River.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • June 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon alongside a fishing rod and reel on the rocks.

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission during its May teleconference meeting.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • November 19, 2021
worker releasing fish from truck into river

CDFW has begun releasing juvenile fall-run Chinook salmon into the Klamath River now that river conditions have improved with cooler temperatures and increased flows that give the young salmon their best chance at survival and reaching the Pacific Ocean.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • September 7, 2021
A lucky angler holds up  a large Chinook salmon caught on the Klamath River.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2021 season as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon, Species
  • August 27, 2021
A freshly caught Chinook salmon lies on the rocks next to a fishing rod and reel.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will close to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. Based on CDFW projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon harvest, anglers will have met the “spit area” adult fall Chinook salmon quota of 15 percent of the total Klamath River Basin allotment by that time.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • July 13, 2021

Due to drought and poor water conditions in the Klamath River, CDFW successfully relocated 1.1 million juvenile, fall-run Chinook salmon from its Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County. The fish were trucked to a nearby satellite facility and to the Trinity River Hatchery 122 miles away where the fish will remain until conditions in the Klamath River improve.

Categories: Fisheries, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study

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