Upper Rogue River Fishing Report

Rogue River Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-2-2019
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Above Hog Creek, Chinook fishing is now closed, as well as it being artificial fly only above Fishers Ferry. Summer steelhead and trout remain open in the upper Rogue, and summer steelhead fishing has been good.

This has been a great run of summer steelhead with not only many fish available, but larger fish as well. With the Chinook fishing now closed in this area, it’s a great time to fly-fish while there is less pressure.

A good number of hatchery trout have also been reported in the upper river and these can make for fun bank fishing, especially on a fly. A reminder that anglers can keep 5 hatchery trout a day on the Rogue River. 

As of Oct 1, 104 new summer steelhead had entered the trap at Cole Rivers, for a total of 2,862 steelhead to date. Excess hatchery adult summer steelhead from Cole River Hatchery are being recycled back into the fishery and anglers are reporting success in catching these fish.

Some summer steelhead have red tags extending from the top of the fish near the dorsal fin. ODFW encourages anglers that catch these fish to call the upper Rogue office at 541-826-8774. 

The McLeod gage is currently reading 1320 cfs. The Dodge Bridge gage is at 1420 cfs. The river temperature at release is 48oF. 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, October 2nd

Applegate Reservoir: Reservoir is 21 Percent Full
Applegate River: Applegate River is Open for Trout Fishing
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Fishing Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Fishing Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Fishing Report
Coos River: Coos Bay Fishing Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Has Been Decent
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Reservoir is 66 Degrees
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Trout Fishing Remains Good
Floras Lake: Limited Bank Access
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Trout Fishing Has Slowed Down
Hemlock Lake: FIshing Can Be Good This Time of Year
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Reservoir is 34 Percent Full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake is 35 Percent Full
Illinois River: Open For Trout Fishing
Lake Marie: Recently Stocked
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Fishing Has Been A Little Slow
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Stocked This Week
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Fishing Report

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