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Klamath River Salmon fishing is Hot!

Capt. Kevin Brock
September 23, 2011
Klamath River - Freshwater Fishing Report

Weekly Report - 9-14-11 to 9-21-11

A quick note about fishing dates: Kevin will be fishing the Klamath River until September 28th, then fishing on the Sacramento River for September 29 to October 2. On October 3-6, he will be back on the Klamath River, then from October 7-31 (and maybe beyond, depending on the season), he will be back fishing the Feather and Sacramento Rivers.

The last week's fishing has been entirely on the Klamath River, and fishing there has been excellent, with almost-daily limits of chrome-bright hard-fighting salmon fresh out of the ocean. These salmon are fast! Kevin has had a great streak of salmon limits going for 33 days in a row, but on 9-21-11, the fish were on the hook in the morning but were getting off, then the wind came up in the afternoon and shut the bite down. The opportunities were there, but just not landed. It just goes to prove that when the fishing is good is the time to get fish in the boat!

On most days, full limits were in the boat before noon. The sizes were nice too, with a 20.3 lb salmon on 9-19-11, and some in the 18 lb range on 9-20-11. As reported in the 9-20-11 Hot Bites newsletter:

"This morning we were blessed with good weather," reports guide Kevin Brock, "and big fish right off the bat on our first 4 passes." The largest fish of the day was a male, being a close call to a hen at a whopping 18.2 lbs. "Two anglers brought in a double," said Kevin, "each not even realizing they had a fish on! One thought it was bottom, and the other started reeling in, then realized there was a fish on the the line. Before we knew it, we had 4 fish in the boat in the first half hour. Our last fish made us work hard for him, but we reeled him in by 11:13am to end a very successful fishing trip."

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We've put together a new great Klamath River fishing video, and it even has some underwater footage of this fast salmon action. See if you can spot the one that zips away underwater while another is being fought! It's on the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/fishkevinbrock, or on the website at www.fishkevinbrock.com/weekly-pro-tips.html.

All in all, it's been an epic salmon season so far, and the best is probably yet to come, as the salmon typically get bigger as the season progresses. The smaller sizes (jacks and super jacks) are great eating and sport, but there's something about knowing the next bite could be a huge salmon, 40 pounds or more. The California state record king salmon of 88 pounds came from the Sacramento River, so who knows what this fall season will bring! Give Kevin Brock a call at 800-995-5543 to reserve your trip to go salmon fishing.

Klamath River Fishing Forecast:

The season has been great so far in West Coast rivers, and it looks like it will continue.

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Kevin Brock is a year-round professional fishing guide specializing in guided trips on top West Coast Rivers and in Alaska. He is rated as one of the best salmon and steelhead guides. Kevin is licensed to guide in CA, OR, and AK, is a USCG Certified Master Captain, and is fully bonded and insured. Full-time since 1995. Waters fished include the Feather River, Sacramento River, Klamath River, Smith River, and Kenai River in Alaska. Kevin is an expert at salmon, steelhead, stripers, and trout.

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1136 Orchard Way
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 800-995-5543
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