Salmon fishing on parts of the Klamath River will have size restrictions beginning this Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 because the yearly quota of adult fall-run Chinook salmon has been met.
The 2014 lower river quota of 2,064 adult fall-run Chinook salmon below the Highway 96 Bridge will be met on Thur., Sept. 4, triggering the annual size restriction. Beginning Friday anglers can continue to fish but Chinook salmon over 22 inches must be released, anglers can keep up to three fish under 22 inches caught in the Klamath River below the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchepec.
The quota for the Klamath River above the confluence with the Trinity River will remain open until 702 adult Chinook salmon are caught.
The quota on the Trinity River is 681 adult Chinook salmon from the confluence with the Klamath River up to Cedar Flat and 681 adult Chinook from Cedar Flat up to the Old Lewiston Bridge.
Anglers may keep track of the status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling 1-800-564-6479.
Sara Borok, CDFW Environmental Scientist, (707) 822-0330
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988