Anglers are about to meet their annual quota for salmon at another popular Klamath River fishing spot, triggering new restrictions on the fishery for the remainder of the year. Monitoring efforts show that anglers above the Highway 96 Bridge in Weitchpec to 3,500 feet below Iron Gate Dam will have caught their quota of 189 adult fall-run Chinook, 22 inches or longer, by sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 5. After the quota is met, anglers will still be able to fish in this area but must release any Chinook longer than 22 inches.
The quota on the Trinity River is 183 adult Chinook from the confluence with the Klamath River up to Cedar Flat, and 183 adult Chinook from Cedar Flat up to the Old Lewiston Bridge. These two fisheries remain open at this time.
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 Klamath River Project, (707) 822-0330
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958