Middle Rogue River Fishing Report

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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Half-pounders are still present in the Rogue Canyon, but anglers are reminded only hatchery trout can be retained.

There have been some good reports of steelhead fishing continuing to come in, especially during or after a rain event. Summer steelhead are beginning to get skinny as it nears their time to spawn and no reports have come in yet of fresh winter fish, but they are on their way. 

Steelhead will bite on bait, spinners or a well-placed fly. Wild steelhead must be released unharmed unless you are below Hog Creek Boat Ramp, there anglers may keep 1 wild steelhead per day and 3 per year. 

Some coho have been reported throughout the river, but they may be getting dark and ready to spawn. Only hatchery coho can be retained. Please release wild coho back into the river unharmed with minimal handling.

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 1620 cfs and the temperature averaged 43oF. 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, January 2nd

Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Report
Chetco River: Chetco River Report
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Elk River: Elk River Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Empire Lake Upper: Empire Lake Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Report

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Columbia River

12-23-2019
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