Middle Rogue River Fishing Report

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

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
12-2-2019
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Half-pounders are still present in the Rogue Canyon, but anglers are reminded only hatchery trout can be retained.    

Adult steelhead fishing continues to be good throughout the river, spinners and flies are bringing in some nice large fish and they will continue to move upstream. Wild steelhead must be released unharmed. Fish should move around and get more active if we get any reasonable amount of precipitation with the current storm. 

Some coho have been reported around Grants Pass. However, most coho on the Rogue are wild and must be released. Only hatchery coho can be retained. Please be mindful to release wild coho back into the river unharmed with minimal handling. Coho are aggressive and bite on flashy spinners with black, pink or purple colors.

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 Tuesday morning, the flow in Grants Pass was approximately 1360 cfs and the temperature averaged 42oF. 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.




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