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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and kokanee salmon at Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon.

Upper Klamath Lake, OR

Extending 30 miles long and up to 8 miles wide, Upper Klamath Lake is a 61,000-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Chiloquin, OR. Almost 100 miles of shoreline is available to boaters, and some of which is accessible for fishing from the bank.

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Upper Klamath Lake, located in southern Oregon, is a renowned fishing destination known for its diverse fish populations and stunning natural beauty. The lake offers anglers a unique angling experience and the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species.

One of the main attractions of Upper Klamath Lake is its excellent fishing for trophy-sized redband trout. These native trout are known for their strength and vibrant colors, making them a highly sought-after catch. Anglers can target redband trout using a variety of techniques, including fly fishing with streamers or nymphs, as well as trolling or casting with lures and bait. The lake's expansive waters and abundant insect life create an ideal habitat for these prized fish.

In addition to redband trout, Upper Klamath Lake is home to other popular fish species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. Largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found near submerged structures, weed beds, and rocky areas, offering exciting angling opportunities. Anglers can use a range of techniques, including casting with plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures, to target these bass. Yellow perch, known for their tasty fillets, can be caught using small jigs, live bait, or even fly fishing techniques.

Before heading out to fish in Upper Klamath Lake, it's important to check the local fishing regulations, including any size and bag limits, as well as any specific rules for the area. Respecting these regulations helps maintain the health and sustainability of the fish populations and ensures a positive fishing experience for all.

Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon offers anglers a picturesque setting and a variety of fish species to pursue. Whether you're targeting redband trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, or yellow perch, Upper Klamath Lake provides a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of southern Oregon's natural wonders.

Campgrounds, RV parks, boat launch ramps, lodging, stores and restaurants are easily accessible.

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Primary fish species residing in Upper Klamath Lake

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Rainbow trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee salmon

Upper Klamath Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Upper Klamath Lake, providing anglers with easy access to different fishing spots. Motorboats, kayaks, and canoes are all permitted on the lake, allowing anglers to explore its vast expanse and find their preferred fishing locations. It is important to follow boating regulations, such as speed limits and safety requirements, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Henzel Park Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Modoc Point Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Howard Bay Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Falls Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Moore Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Rocky Point Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Rocky Point Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Skillet Handle Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Redstart Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Wocus Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Harriman Springs Resort & Marina
26661 Rocky Point Rd.
Klamath Falls OR 97601
541 281-0932

Pelican Marina
928 Front St
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541 882-5834

Click here for a Oregon Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available near Upper Klamath Lake, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds provide convenient access to the lake, allowing anglers to make the most of their time on the water and enjoy peaceful evenings by the campfire.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Odessa Campground - 541 883-6714

Waterwheel RV Park & Campground - 541 783-2738

Upper Klamath Lake OR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Upper Klamath Lake
Rocky Point Resort
28121 Rocky Point Rd
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541 356-2287


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