Summer Steelhead Numbers Are Building

Rogue River - Middle - Prospect, OR (Jackson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-18-2019
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Fishing for hatchery rainbow trout opened May 22.

Reportedly last weekend, a large group of Chinook came out of the canyon and some were caught around Galice. Expect these fish to move quickly through this section of river so focus on migration lanes or holding pools early in the morning.

Summer steelhead numbers are building through this section so might be a good time to try catching one.

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 1,600 cfs. River clarity is currently 2 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, July 18th

: Best Fishing Bets for The Weekend
Campbell Reservoir: Crappie Fishing is Slow
Gerber Reservoir: Lake is 86 Percent Full, Crappie Still Available
Klamath River - Lower: Flows Are Stabilizing
Owyhee Reservoir: Rainbows Are Still Possible to Catch
Phillips Reservoir: Trout and Perch Fishing Has Been Good
Pilcher Reservoir: Reservoir is Full Good Numbers of Rainbow and Black Crappie
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue is in Good Shape

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