Upper Rogue River Fishing Report

Rogue River Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-2-2020
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Steelhead and trout remain open in the upper Rogue, and summer steelhead fishing has been good, especially during or directly after a rain event.

Bait is again allowed throughout the entire Rogue basin. A simple setup of bouncing bait, or using lures such a spinner, a plug or a bead can be very effective in steelhead fishing. 

Coho may still be present in the river but are likely quite dark at this point, anglers are reminded they can only retain hatchery coho.

337 new summer steelhead entered the trap at Cole Rivers last week, for a total of 3,721 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, blue or green 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 1210 cfs. The Dodge Bridge gage is at 1350 cfs. The river temperature at release is 43oF. 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 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
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Fishing Report

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