Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) Fish Report for 9-16-2021
Still Plenty of Fish Hanging Around
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. Weather has been very nice as of late, and the first fall rains look to be forecast for this weekend. The last rainbow trout have been stocked up here for the season, but there should still be plenty of fish hanging around from the 3,500 fish that were stocked each week all summer long from Prospect to 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. There are also residential cutthroat and brown trout that are periodically hooked by anglers.
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.
ODOT trip check maintains 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 Thursday, September 16th
: Public comment requested on draft Dungeness crab fishery management plan
: ODFW Recreation Report
Bradley Lake: Bradley Lake is scheduled to be stocked with fall rainbow trout in mid-October
Chetco River: A few anglers are starting to troll the estuary for salmon
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Lots of Rain in The Forecast
Coquille River: Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Diamond Lake: The lake is lower than normal
Eel Lake: Anglers reported catching a few trout this past week
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 16 percent full and is slowly filling with input from natural springs
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is about 7 feet above the lowest height on record
Illinois River: The Illinois is open to trout fishing
Lake Selmac: Water levels have been dropping slowly
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo should be a great place to try this week
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should still be good
Rogue River - Middle: There is less than one month left for Chinook fishing between Hog Creek boat ramp and Fishers Ferry
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