Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) Fish Report for 1-20-2022
Expect clear but chilly weather for the weekend, probably a pretty slow bite
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Expect clear but chilly weather for the weekend, probably a pretty slow bite. There’s certainly snow limiting access. The Rogue above Lost Creek received 3,500 rainbow trout weekly all summer. Stocking is over for the year, but there should still be rainbow trout available to target 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. With very cold water, be looking for areas where fish are holding.
You’ll want to check the flows at prospect and above prospect if planning a trip up here. The USGS gages can be found here.
ODOT trip check maintains a camera at Union Creek (OR62), where you can get an idea of weather and road conditions.
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, January 20th
Grande Ronde River: Flows on the Grande Ronde River have remained consistent again this week
John Day River: All fishing is now closed in rivers and streams within the John Day Basin
Magone Lake: Magone Lake is no longer accessible
Morgan Lake: Closed for the winter
Umatilla River: There have been a total of 757 steelhead counted at TMFD up to date
Crooked River: The water is low and dirty
Ochoco Reservoir: Water level is extremely low and completely iced over
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good near the dam
Walton Lake: The lake is completely iced over
Detroit Reservoir: Currently the reservoir water level is at or near the bottom of Mongold boat ramp
Junction City Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at 9,000 cfs at the gage in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,100 cfs at the Waterloo gage
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked in late December
Alsea River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be a little on the low and clear side this weekend
Necanicum River: The Necanicum will be getting a little low by the weekend but will still be fishable
Nehalem River: The lower reach, from Foss down, is still high and off color
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River is in great shape
Siletz River: Winter steelhead fishing has slowed down a bit on the Siletz
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead has slowed down on the Siuslaw but anglers are catching fish everyday
Wilson River: The Wilson was in prime shape last weekend
Applegate River: As of Wednesday morning, the Wilderville stream gage was reading 650 cfs
Chetco River: Water conditions have returned to almost perfect
Fish Lake : Ice depth was reported at 8-12 inches on Jan. 15
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
Lost Creek Lake: Trout fishing should be fair to good
Medco Pond: In general fishing has been slow up here as trout were last stocked in the early summer
Rogue River- Lower: Winter fish are being caught in the Galice and Robertson Bridge areas
Rogue River- Upper: For the week of Jan. 13, 207 new summer steelhead have entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,072 fish
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