First Stocking Last Week

Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-26-2021
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The upper Rogue received its first stocking of 3,500 rainbow trout last week, and another stocking is planned for this week. Fish will be stocked every week through Labor Day. Stocking will be between Prospect and Minnehaha Creek, depending on driver access. The Rogue and tributaries above Lost Creek Reservoir remain open year-round, with a retention limit of 5 trout. Stocked trout in this reach are not fin-clipped.

Great techniques up here include throwing small Panther Martin spinners or small hooks with a single Pautske fire egg under a bobber. You also can’t go wrong fishing nymphs up here, or nightcrawlers under a bobber.

Flows above Prospect are 610 cfs, much lower than the long-term median of 1,160 cfs.  With temperatures looking to increase next week, expect flows to bump up a bit. Many of the reaches in this section of river have bed rock crevices and wading can be tough. There are often trails and openings along the river though, which provide good access. The river gradient lessens above Farewell Bend toward Minnehaha Creek.

More information on Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest lands can be found on their website or calling the RRSNF office.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, May 26th
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Gerber Reservoir: Water Temps Are Increasing Fast
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Stocked For A Second Time This Spring
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Bas Fishing Has Been Good
Coos River: Coos River Basin Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Report
Diamond Lake: Bite Should Pick Back up as Weather Improves
Eel Lake: Trout Fishing Continues to Be Good
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up
Fish Lake : Fishing Has Been Very Good
Galesville Reservoir: Shaping Up For Another Great Season
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Low Reservoir Levels
Illinois River: Open For Trout Fishing Again
Lake Selmac: Fishing Should Be Good
Lost Creek Lake: Fishing Has Been Good
Rogue River - Middle: Middle Rogue River Report
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report