Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 1-27-2022
For the week of Jan. 19, 56 new summer steelhead entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,128 fish
Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
There’s still summer steelhead that will continue to trickle into the hatchery over the next month and anglers are still picking up these fish. Anglers will likely start encountering down-runner summer steelhead (also known as kelts) that have recently spawned. Please handle these fish with care and release them. There’s been some reports that winter fish have made it past Touvelle as well.
Wild winter Steelhead can be retained after Feb. 1, upstream of Hog Creek. Only 1 fish with a minimum length of 24 inches can be harvest per day as part of the daily limit, and 3 wild fish in aggregate for the year in the Rogue and other waterbodies of the SW zone where wild steelhead may be harvested. Consult the 2022 sportfishing regulations and SW zone for more information.
For the week of Jan. 19, 56 new summer steelhead entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,128 fish. Fish will continue to trickle in through February. The first winter steelhead of the year has not yet shown but should any day.
When much of the rest of the Rogue is muddy or blown out, the upper river above Rogue Elk Park is in much better shape, depending on what Big Butte Creek is flowing at. Above Big Butte Creek near Casey and McGregor Park will always be the less turbid water. Currently the McCloud Gage is reading 985 cfs/1.61 ft and the Dodge Bridge gage at 119 cfs/ 2.94 ft. cfs. You can check all the USGS Rogue gauges here.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 27th
Ana River: This can be an excellent time of year to fish Ana Rivers
Malheur Reservoir: The no bag limit emergency regulation on this reservoir is no longer in effect
Owyhee Reservoir: Anglers may have some success targeting redband trout and crappie this winter
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir was very low throughout much of last year
Agate Lake: This is mostly a crappie and bluegill fishery with some bass in the mix
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: New habitat structures in the upper reservoir may produce some good bass
Diamond Lake: Anglers are catching a few out on the ice
Emigrant Reservoir: Don’t expect much for fishing success out here
Expo Pond: Expect very cold mornings with very limited success
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is just usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair
Lemolo Lake: Trout should be hungry for those willing to try fishing
Lost Creek Lake: The lake is still well below average
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I is a great place to fish for warmwater fish this time of year
Rogue River - Middle: Winter fish are being caught from Galice to Rogue River
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Tuesday, January 25th
: Pacific halibut sport anglers invited to public meeting
Columbia River: Sturgeon retention closes after Jan. 29 in Bonneville Pool, continues three days a week in The Dalles Pool
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