Fishing the North Coast: Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017

first_imgThe fall-run Chinook fishery on both the Klamath and Trinity rivers will be closed in 2017. On Thursday, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to close both rivers to the take of any size Chinook salmon after the fall seasons begin — Aug. 15 on the Klamath and Aug. 31 on the Trinity. Many factors led us to this point, but it’s hard to imagine that just five short years ago the number of fall kings returning to the Klamath basin was well over 300,000. This fall, roughly 12,000 spawners …last_img

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