Winter Steelhead in Full Swing

Rogue River Lower - Gold Beach, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-20-2019
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Winter steelhead season is in full swing on the lower Rogue. Anglers have had success from the shore and from boats. From side-drifting or back-bouncing roe to plugs and spinners, multiple fishing techniques will do the trick when it comes to this river. Anglers may want to consider plunking with plugs or a Spin-n-Glo during higher water events. As the water drops, anglers typically switch to side drifting with eggs or tossing spinners. One wild steelhead at least 24” may be harvested per day and three per year as part of a daily and annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

The Rogue is open for rainbow trout through March 31; 5/day. Wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.

For a current view of the Rogue from the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge in Gold Beach, check out the ODOT’s camera.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 20th

Wallowa Lake : Lake Frozen Over
Ana Reservoir: Excellent Destination For Kids Out on Spring Break
Blitzen River: Spring Run-Off is Here
Gerber Reservoir: Reservoir is 70 Percent Full
Applegate River: Winter Steelhead in The Applegate Run Later Than Most Streams
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout Fishing Should Be Good
Expo Pond: Fishing for Bass and Panfish is Fair
Empire Lake Lower: Try Fishing Bait Near the Bottom
Grande Ronde River: Anglers Reporting Good Catch Rates
Willow Lake: Anglers Finding Trout
: First Stocking to Receive 20,000 Legal Rainbows This Week
Selmac Lake: Fishing Should Be Picking Up
McKenzie River: Fishing Continues to Be Pretty Good
Henry Hagg Lake: 12,000 Legal Rainbows Recently Released
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Conditions Continued to Improve
Alsea River: Winter Steelhead Fishing Has Been Slow
Imnaha River: This is The Best Time of Year To Fish
Sandy River: Fishing For Steelhead is Picking Back Up
Nestucca River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Necanicum River: Necanicum is Low and Clear
Kilchis River: Kilchis is Low and Clear
: Stocked With Legal Sized Rainbows This Week
Emigrant Reservoir: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocking
Umpqua River: River in Good Shape for The Weekend
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers Doing Well From Shore
Chetco River: River Has A Lot to Offer
Wilson River: Fishing Has Been Moderate
Willow Creek Reservoir: Winter and Early Spring Are Best Months For Trout
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout Fishing Picking Up
Elk River: Steelhead Are Thick Right Now
Deschutes River: Mid March Report
Rogue River - Middle: Anglers Are Mostly Catching Bright Winter Fish
Rogue River Upper: Expect More Fish to Move Into Upper Rougue Throughout Next Week
Illinois River: Steelhead Fishing Should Be Great
Santiam River North Fork-2: Last Year's Summer Steelhead Are Gone
Willamette River CST FK: Middle Fork is Open Below Dexter Dam Only
Willamette River: Spring Chinook FIshing is Underway
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Catch Rates Are Low

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