Upper Rogue River Report

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-18-2021
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If the river looks blown out in the Middle Rogue on Friday and Saturday, the upper river would be the place to target. There have been fish caught up here recently, but it’s still pretty early. Wild steelhead can now be retained in the entire Rogue basin, as long as the fish is a minimum of 24 inches long. Only 1 wild fish per day, and 3 per year SW Zone wide in aggregate may be kept. Wild trout must still be released. 

Trout anglers are especially encouraged to harvest adipose-fin clipped trout in the upper reach of river.  Some really nice early winter steelhead have been caught above Elk River  area and up at the Hatchery Hole, but they are few and far between.

As of Feb. 9, six new summer steelhead entered the hatchery, bringing the total to 1,808 summer fish for the year. Zero winter steelhead entered the ladder.

Locally-owned and operated tackle and fly shops in Medford, Shady Cove, and Ashland have excellent gear and very fresh bait, local flies and knowledge that is specific to the Rogue and to your particular technique. Go check them out and offer them support during this time.

For the latest fish counts, 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 18th

Hood River: A Few Winter Steelhead Are Being Reported
Clackamas River: Fishing is Starting To Pick Up
Detroit Reservoir: Detroit Reservoir Report
Green Peter Reservoir: Water Elevation is Starting to Slowly Rise
Sandy River: Expect New Fish Throughout The System
Santiam River North Fork-2: Water Clarity is Good Despite High Flows
Santiam River (South Fork): South Fork Santiam River Report
Willamette River: Willamette River Report
Kilchis River: Dropped Into Prime Shape
Necanicum River: High But Fishable
Nehalem River: Nice Wild Fish Starting To Show Up
Nestucca River: Blown Out
Trask River: Trask River Report
Wilson River: Should Drop into Shap by Thursday
Applegate Reservoir: Lake Rose 7 Feet From Last Week
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Another Wet Weekend at Ben Irving
Elk River: Recent Rains Should Make For Excellent Conditions
Emigrant Reservoir: Reservoir Continues to Slowly Rise
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Has Been Getting Hammered With Snow
Hyatt Lake: Ice Is Likely Not Thick Enough
Illinois River: Expect The River to Be Blown Out Most of The Weekend

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