Bait is Again Allowed Throughout the Entire Rogue Basin

Rogue River Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-6-2019
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Bait is again allowed throughout the entire Rogue basin. There is good public access for bank fishing and boat access at Cole Rivers Hatchery, McGregor Park, Casey Park, Rogue Elk, Shady Cove, Takelma, Dodge Bridge, Modoc, Denman Wildlife Area, Touvelle State Park, Gold Ray and Fishers Ferry. Most floats in the upper Rogue have been from the hatchery or Rogue Elk downstream to Shady Cove. Dodge Bridge to Touvelle is an excellent float but anglers should be aware that they will encounter Rattlesnake Rapids. If you are not ready for Rattlesnake, many floats will start at the ODFW Modoc Access Site and float to Touvelle or Fishers Ferry.  Waterfowl season is now done, so boat traffic will now just be anglers.
The upper Rogue water levels don’t typically fluctuate dramatically upstream of Elk Creek. So while the rest of the river is falling into shape after a storm, this is a great section of river to explore. Try fishing roe, night crawlers, spinners or jigs under bobbers.
Fly anglers that nymph will want to use prince nymphs or copperswans, steelhead brassies, stone flies, ugly bugs, or will want to fish large dark flies if swinging.  Don’t be afraid of color such as black and chartreuse, black and blue, black and purple, black and pink, or black and red. If tying your own flies, don’t be afraid to add a little bit of flash dubbing or tinsel in the body of your fly. Also, covering lots of water when working through a run is a good technique when swinging flies. Trying moving 4-5 feet down every cast or two.
As of Feb. 5, 3,283 summer steelhead had entered Cole Rivers Hatchery, with 59 new fish for the week. Only 3 new winter steelhead were collected for the week, bringing the total to 236 fish for the season; still a great start. Find updated fish counts at Cole Rivers Hatchery here.
The McCloud guage was 1,130 cfs (1.70 ft) and 42oF. Downstream the Dodge Bridge gauge was reading 1,490 cfs (2.95 ft). For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434. For real time streamflow from USGS gauges on the Rogue click here.

 




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 6th

Alsea River: A Few Fish are Still Being Caught
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Continues to be Fair
Siuslaw River: Winter Steelhead Fishing has Still Been Good
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Fishing on the Wilson was Good Friday
Yaquina River: Most Fish Caught are Wild
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will be Stocked this Week
Clackamas River: Conditions Perked up a Bit Over the Past Week
Clear Lake: Fish with a Tag that Could Win You a $50 Gift Card!
Cottage Grove reservoir: Stocked this Week with 4,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Detroit Reservoir: Winter Storage Started Feb. 1
Dexter Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 1,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout.
Dorena Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 5,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Green Peter Reservoir: Trout as Well as Bass are Good Options
Henry Hagg Lake: Stocked Recently with Several Batches of Large Brood Trout
Hills Creek Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 4,000 Legal-Size Hatchery Rainbow Trout.
Junction City Pond: Will be Stocked Again this Week with About 900 Hatchery Trout
Molalla River: As of Feb. 6 Shows Flows at 609 cfs
Sandy River: Sandy River Fishing Report
Santiam River North Fork-2: Winter Steelhead are Beginning to Move into the River.
Walter Wirth Lake: Stocked this Week with About 1,200 Hatchery Trout
Willamette River CST FK: Willamette River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing Should be Good.
Ben Irving Reservoir: Best Success Trolling Lures in the Deeper Areas
Butterfield Lake: Butterfield Lake Fishing Report
Coos River: Steelhead Fishing Conditions Should Hold Up
Coquille River: Good Steelhead Fishing Conditions
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Expect Snow and Ice at Fish Lake
Garrison Lake: Hooking Up with Some Feisty Rainbow Trout.
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Reservoir Report
Selmac Lake: Reports Have Been Good
Lost Creek Reservoir: Anglers Have Found Success
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: The River is Holding Steady Around 1900 cfs

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