Rogue River - Middle Fish Report for 12-16-2020
Flows at Grants Pass was approximately 1,580 cfs and Dropping
Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
As of Nov. 1, the artificial fly and lure season is in effect from Fishers Ferry to Shady Cove boat ramp through the end of the year. Bait is allowed in the remainder of the Rogue.
Late-run summer steelhead and half-pounders are being caught in the Galice area and Robertson Bridge area. Between Gold Hill and Rogue River is also a good float for this time of year, as many summer steelhead streams are in this vicinity and fish are currently staging.
Locally-owned and operated tackle stores in Grants Pass have excellent gear and very fresh bait that is specific to the Rogue and to your particular technique. Go check them out and offer them support during this time. A recent report indicated nightcrawlers and corkies have been producing well.
It is illegal to snag and keep a snagged fish, whether it’s wild or hatchery! Report violations to Oregon State Police by calling *OSP.
As of Wednesday morning, the flow in Grants Pass was approximately 1,580 cfs and dropping, temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Expect a bump later this week with the rain forecast, but the river should not be blown out for the weekend.
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. Anglers can check all the USGS gaging stations, which have the most current temperatures and river flows here.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Wallowa River: Continues to Be Good For Trout & Whitefish
Fall River: Anglers Should Focus Their Effort During The Warmest Part of The Day
North Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Metolius River: Consistent Fishing Between Allingham Bridge and Bridge 99
South Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Stocked Again This Week
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Quartzville Creek: Best Conditions For Fishing Are Below 300 cfs.
Sandy River: Best Fishing Will Be As Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River North Fork-2: River is Currently Running 3,600 CFS
Santiam River North Fork-2: Currently Flows Are at 2,800 CFS
Willamette River: Fish Ladder at Willamette Falls has Re-Opened and Salmon are Migrating up Into The River Above
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Starting to Pick Up
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report
Nehalem River: Hatchery Run is Underway
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is Just Getting Started for Winter Steelhead
Siuslaw River: Whitaker Creek Area is the Best Location to Target The Returning Hatchery Fish
Trask River: Some Steelhead Around As It Starts to Drop
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Coos River: The Lower Coos Bay estuary has been a little rough from the recent ocean swell
Emigrant Reservoir: Water Levels Are Starting to Rise
Fish Lake : Lake is Steadily Rising
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Expect Snow this Weekend
Hyatt Lake: Packed Snow and Slick Road Conditions
Illinois River: A Few Early Run Winter Steelhead Shoudl Be Starting to Show Up
Lake Selmac: Trout Should Still Be Available
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