Chinook Fishing Has Improved

Rogue River Lower - Gold Beach, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Chinook salmon fishing has improved with about 50 boats a day trolling for salmon.  Chinook numbers will build in the estuary and fishing will only get better for the next couple of months. As usual, the best bait is an anchovy.

The Huntley seining crew started their season a couple weeks ago. Two-week fish count updates from this project can be found on the ODFW website.

Current river flows are reported by the gage in Agness on the USGS website. Note that this gage is above the Illinois River mouth and does not account for that additional water flow.

For a current view of the Rogue from the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge in Gold Beach, check out the ODOT’s camera.

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