Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) Fish Report for 9-1-2021
Flows above Prospect seem to have leveled of
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
This is always an excellent destination to escape the Rogue Valley heat, and this weekend will be no exception. Smoke has been lighter up here with Prospect having an AQI reading of 25 on Tuesday afternoon. Smoke conditions should be pretty good here through the end of the week.
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. There are also residential cutthroat and brown trout that are periodically hooked by anglers. The river will continue to stocked with 3,500 rainbow trout each week through Labor Day weekend, between Prospect and Minnehaha Creek.
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 seem to have leveled off and are 290 cfs. The river flow below prospect is approximately 500 cfs. Many 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.
Smoke as of late has been pretty light in this area compared to the rest of southwestern Oregon. ODOT trip checkmaintains a camera at Union Creek (OR62), where you can get an idea of weather and smoke levels, or check out the AQI index around Prospect.
The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest Lands are in extreme fire danger and recently implemented Stage 3 fire restrictions. Only commercial stoves fired by liquid fuel or propane are permitted. All campfires, even in developed recreation sites are now prohibited forest wide. More information on Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest lands can be found on their website or calling the RRSNF office.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, September 1st
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are starting to move back into the main part
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Fishing can be excellent this time of year if flows are fishable
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing will be slow for trout as most stocked rainbow trout will move to deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing is excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Sprague River: Sprague River Fishing Report
Williamson River: Williamson River Fishing Report
Wood River: One of the best bets for fishing right now
Chetco River: Water levels are low
Elk River: Fall season rule changes for Chinook are now in place
Expo Pond: Warmwater fishing continues at Exp
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency Regulations are still in effect
Hyatt Lake: Emergency Regulations still in effect
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River- Lower: The Rogue Bay has been busy with anglers
Rogue River - Middle: ODFW has lifted the 2 p.m. fishing closure between Lobster and Hog creeks
Rogue River- Upper: Upper Rogue River Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Saturday, August 28th
: Archery hunting opens Aug. 28, remember to check for access and fire restrictions before hunting Tag sale deadline is Friday, Aug. 27
Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Fall Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on Aug. 26
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