Upper Rogue River Report

Rogue River Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis

by Orvis Company
4-28-2020

Try copper johns and dark stoneflies. Swing the slow water! Intruders are on fire right now. Black and blue.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 667 at Cole Rivers Hatchery

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Below Lost Creek Dam to Gold Hill.

Best access point: Cole Rivers Hatchery, Casey State Park, Rouge Elk Campground, Shady Cove Bridge, Dodge Bridge, Touvelle State Park, Gold Ray Road.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, egg patterns , black and brown stone flies. Nymping best bet Copper Johns in red and chartreuse

Fish species: Trout, Steelhead, Salmon

Fishing season: Year-round: Consult regulations for more information.

Nearest airport: Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 10' 8 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line




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