Rogue River - Middle Fish Report for 5-8-2019
Rogue River Middle Report
Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Trout fishing in the Rogue is closed but will reopen May 22.
The winter steelhead run is beginning to slow but there are reports of fish being caught in this section of river. Both bank anglers fishing plugs and side-planners, and boat anglers are catching fish. Recent reports indicated plugs, eggs and yarn balls all producing winter fish from boats.
More hatchery spring Chinook have reportedly been caught in this section as well and many more should be arriving soon. Based on reports from the lower river, expect a good push of hatchery and wild spring Chinook to hit the middle Rogue very soon.
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 downstream every cast or two.
Popular floats include: Gold Hill to Rogue River, Baker to Lathrop or Ferry Hole, or Griffin Park to Robertson Bridge.
Boaters floating from Hog Creek to Graves Creek should be familiar with the rapids in this section of river, and know their takeouts. Experienced oarsmen/woman are recommended here. There are many BLM public access points to bank fish from Hog Creek to Graves Creek. This is often referred to the “Galice area”.
As of Wednesday morning, the flow in Grants Pass was approximately 3,750 cfs. River clarity is currently 3 NTUs. For those interested in checking conditions before getting on the river, the City of Grants Pass Water Division’s website offers information on river conditions at Grants Pass as well as a link to a river camera.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Heart Lake: Heart Lake Fishing Report
Campbell Reservoir: Best Fishing Near The Dam
Eagle Creek: Spring Chinook Showing Up Soon
Gerber Reservoir: Gerber Reservoir Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Free Fishing Weeekdn For Youth
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake is Hot Place Right Now
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Rogue River- Lower: Good Push of Spring Chinook
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Wickiup Reservoir: Kokanee Reaching 18- Inches
Holbrook Reservoir: Reservoir is Spilling
Delintment Lake: Delintment Lake Report
Hyatt Lake: Fishing is Fair
Howard Prairie Reservoir:
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Wood River: Fishing Remains Fair
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Trout Around
Coos River: Coos Bay River Basin Fishing Update
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
Yellowjacket Lake: Yellowjackey Lake Update
Willow Valley Reservoir: Largemouth bass Fishing Can Be Good in May
Coquille River: American Shad Run Beginning Soon
Tenmile Lakes: Conditions Are Prime
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Rogue River- Lower: Rogue River Lower Report
Rogue River - Middle: Rogue River Middle Report
Rogue River- Upper: Rogue River Upper Report
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