Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) Fish Report for 11-12-2021
Winter weather is starting to take hold in the upper river
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Winter weather is starting to take hold in the upper river. Temperatures have been relatively mild for November, but there was some scattered snow last weekend. Weather conditions should be pretty mild this weekend. All summer the Rogue above Lost Creek received 3,500 rainbow trout weekly. Stocking is over for the year, but there should still be rainbow trout available to target from Prospect to Minnehaha Creek. Fall weather should still be conducive to trout fishing and crowds should be greatly diminished with summer over.
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. With very cold water, be looking for areas where fish are holding.
Flows above Prospect are at 522 cfs. The guage below Prospect is reading 840 cfs and a chilly 42 degrees. 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.
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 Friday, November 12th, 2021
: November is all about elk in Oregon
Applegate Reservoir: Appplegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: The river is open to trout fishing through the end of the year
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports from Ben Irving
Emigrant Reservoir: Nothing has changed much at Emigrant except surface temperatures
Expo Pond: Expo Pong Fishing Report
Fish Lake : The current lake level is 25 percent full and the lake is filling up
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Emergency regulations are no longer in effect at Howard Prairie
Hyatt Lake: Emergency regulations have been lifted at Hyatt Lake
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair to good out here through the fall and winter months
Lemolo Lake: The reservoir has been drawn down for the season and is quite low
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be good
Plat I Reservoir: Temps are cooling, but the bass should still be biting
Rogue River - Middle: Bait can again be used in the entire Rogue from the mouth upstream to Fishers Ferry
Rogue River- Upper: Anglers are catching summer steelhead regularly
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, November 11th, 2021
John C Boyle Reservoir: Past net sampling showed some large yellow perch
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattered throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Keno Dam to J.C Boyle Reservoir Report
Miller Lake: Brown trout will begin to cruise the shoreline
Willow Valley Reservoir: Conditions are unknown
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