Klamath salmon returning in big numbers; More water coming down Trinity to hold off disease

I made the local newspaper today! Read the Fishing the North Coast in the Times-Standard’s Sports section every Thursday.

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Photo caption: Young Riley Schnieder of Eureka scored big on his first-ever salmon trip while fishing with guide Mike Coopman, pictured left, on a recent trip to the Klamath River. The Klamath has seen a large return of adult salmon this season, making for some incredible fishing and leading to an unusually early meeting of the lower river quota.

From Fishing the North Coast column this week:

LOWER KLAMATH
The world-class salmon fishing continues on the Lower Klamath, and hasn’t shown any signs of letting up. Bright kings — both jacks and adults — continue to push in. Double-digit scores have been the norm for guides as well as private boats. But change could be coming as early as Friday as that’s when the water coming down from the Trinity should arrive on the lower river. What that will do to the conditions as well as the fish remains to be seen. As a reminder, only salmon 22 inches and under may be retained from the Hwy. 96 bridge in Weitchpec to the ocean.

FROM MY FACEBOOK PAGE: I suppose it sounds like a broken record, but the fishing is just plain awesome!!! I still have a few dates in September. If you have ever wanted to go fishing with a guide, now is the time!! Keep your lines tight!!!

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