Rogue River - Middle Fish Report for 5-5-2021
Trout Fishing on the Rogue is Closed and Reopens on May 22
Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Currently only hatchery steelhead and hatchery spring Chinook may be harvested in the Rogue. But fishing for both may be better in the upper section of the river.
Trout fishing on the Rogue is closed and reopens on May 22. This includes catch-and-release fishing. Any angler on the Rogue at this time will need to have in possession a valid combined angling tag, in addition to their fishing license, and not be targeting trout or half-pounder steelhead. Young smolt are outmigrating currently and this regulation is designed to protect them.
Locally-owned and operated tackle and fly shops in Grants Pass 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.
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.
Wednesday afternoon the flow was 1,730 cfs, turbidity was 4 NTU and water reaching the low 60s at the Grants Pass gage station. Flows are below normal for this time of year, so some riffles/rapids may be a bit bonier than usual.
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, May 5th
Ana Reservoir: Will Be Stocked This Week
Ana River: The River is Spring Fed and Can Be Fished Year-Round
Campbell Reservoir: Snow Drifts Impacting Access
Chewaucan River: Access is Available to the Chewaucan Upstream of Paisley
Cottonwood Reservoir: Large Drifts of Snow Impacting Access
Duncan Reservoir: Low Reservoir and Will Not Get Stocked This Year
Upper Klamath Lake: Open All Year
Lake Of The Woods: Excellent Fishing
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: All Lakes are Mostly Inaccessible Due to Snow
North Fork Sprague River: Open Year Round But Access Might be Difficult Due to Snow in Upper River
Sun Creek: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time
Sycan River: Open All Year
Thompson Valley Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked the Week of April 9
Willow Valley Reservoir: Largemouth Bass Fishing Can be Good in May
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked at the Beginning of March
Diamond Lake: Time To Go Fishing!
Galesville Reservoir: Lots of Trout Available!
Hemlock Lake: Fishing Should Be good
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Recently Received 5,000 Rainbow Trout
Hyatt Lake: Recently Stocked With 5,000 Legal Rainbow Trout
Medco Pond: Received 2,000 Leagal Rainbow Trout Two Weeks Ago
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing Pressure has Increased
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, April 29th
Willamette River: Two rods allowed in upper Willamette starting May 1
: ODFW Recreation Report
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