This is an Excellent Destination to Escape the Heat This Weekend

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-23-2021
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This is an excellent destination to escape the Rogue Valley heat this weekend.  3500 rainbow trout will be stocked every week through Labor Day,between Prospect and Minnehaha Creek. 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 430 cfs, much lower than the long-term median of 713 cfs. Many of the reaches in this section of river have bed rock crevices and wading can be tough. However, there are great trails and openings along the river throughout the stocked reach, 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, June 23rd

Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
Detroit Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 4,200 Hatchery Trout
Junction City Pond: Construction Work at Junction City Pond Will Take Place Sometime in The Next Two Weeks
Quartzville Creek: This River Above Green Peter Reservoir Will Be Stocked Again This Week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Hatchery Trout Harvest is Now Open Unitl Oct. 31
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The River is Slowly Dropping and Will Contiune to Drop as Summer Progresses
Santiam River (South Fork): A Few Summer Steelhead Have Already Shown Up
Grande Ronde River: The Flows on the Grande Ronde Have Been Holding Out for Boating and Fishing Should be Picking Up
Imnaha River: The Flows are Currently Moderate and Conducive to Fishing
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake Has Been Fishing Well For Kokanne
Wallowa River: Lower Expected Flows This Year Means the River SHould Fish Well Throughout the Next Few Weeks
Ana Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Stocked With 4,000 Rainbow Trout
Ana River: A Fisherman Reported Catching a 25-Inch Rainbow Trout in the River Recently!
Campbell Reservoir: Water Levels Are Low
Chewaucan River: The Water Is Already Starting To Approach Summer Flows
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting Yellow Perch is Your Best Bet
Holbrook Reservoir: No Recent Fishing Stories From This Reservoir
Upper Klamath Lake: Boat Ramps Are Open
Lofton Reservoir: Last Week People Were Catching Fish on the Bank With Lures
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: All Lakes are Accessible
Sprague River: Fishing is Fair For Redband Trout
North Fork Sprague River: Flows Have Dropped Significantly to Around 33 cfs
Sun Creek: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time. Flows Are At 11cfs
Willow Valley Reservoir: Best Fished From a Boat if You Can Launch
Wood River: Flows are a Little High Due to Flows in Annie Creek
Agate Lake: Agate Lake is at 61 Percent Capacity
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Has Been Fishing Well
Applegate River: The River is Again Open to Trout Fishing
Ben Irving Reservoir: Hot Weather Means a Good Number of Boaters on the Lake
Chetco River: Anglers May Want to Start Fishing Early Mornings or Evenings
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers Have Been Doing Well At Cooper
Coos River: Boat and Bank Anglers are Still Catching Rockfish
Coquille River: Striped Bass Fishing Has Been Slow the Past Few Weeks
Diamond Lake: Anglers Continue to Catch Lots of Fish at Diamond
Eel Lake: Anglers Are Still Catching Tourt in Eel Lake
Elk River: Anglers Should Try to Fish Early or Late Evening
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Should Be Fair to Good
Expo Pond: Fishing Will Only Likely Be Productive in the Mornings Here
Fish Lake : Fishing Has Been Very Good and Weather Great
Floras Lake: Anglers Should Try Fishing Early or Late in the Day
Galesville Reservoir: There Should be Lots of Trout Abailable for Anglers
Garrison Lake: Warmer Water and Lower Lake Levels Are Making Trout Fishing a Little Tough
Hemlock Lake: Anglers Have Been Doing Well
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is Draining Quickly
Illinois River: The Illinois is Open to Trout Fishing
Laird Lake: Spinners or Flies Usually do Well Here
Medco Pond: Fishing Should Be Very Good
Plat I Reservoir: Bass Fishing Should Be Good
Rogue River- Lower: Most of the Fish are Being Picked Up Downstream of Hwy 101
Rogue River- Upper: The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31

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