Upper Rogue River Report

Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Only hatchery steelhead and trout can be retained at this time. There should be a few hundred summer steelhead still destined for the hatchery swimming about in the upper river for the next few weeks. 

The river upstream of little Butte Creek will stay in much better shape as the rest of the Rogue muddies up with recent rains. Anglers are still getting into summer steelhead above Shady Cove.  

Trout anglers are especially encouraged to harvest adipose-fin clipped trout in the upper reach of river.

As of Dec. 29, 104 new summer steelhead entered the hatchery, bringing the total to 1,566 fish for the year.

Anglers may still run into some of the excess fish that were recycled earlier in the year. These fish are tagged with colored and numbered tags in their backs. Anglers should call 541-826-8774 ext. 72411 if they catch these fish. If you plan on releasing the fish, leave the tag in it, but please try and get a 4-digit number on the tag (please don’t report the phone number!!). Participants will be entered into a raffle for donated prizes including gift cards to a local sporting goods store and even a box of hand tied flies.  

The collection pond is typically sorted on Wednesdays, and new numbers are typically available to the public later in the week. Call into the Lost Creek Reservoir hotline or check the MyODFW.com fish counts page.

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.

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