Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp

Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Wild steelhead can now be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp. Wild steelhead must be 24 inches in length to harvest, with a limit of 1 per day/3 per year zone wide in aggregate with other SW rivers where wild steelhead are allowed to be harvested (consult regulations). 

Anglers will likely start to encounter down-running spawned out fish (also known as kelts). Handle these fish with care if you encounter them.

Winter fish are being caught from Grave Creek to Rogue River. There is some measurable precipitation and warm temperatures forecast for this week that should get fish moving. Plugs are a good choice from a drift boat if fished in a migratory or holding lane as water levels rise. The bulk of the winter steelhead in the middle Rogue don’t typically show until late February and peak in March into April.

Current flow, temp and turbidity conditions for the Rogue can be found at the USGS stream gauges here, or checking the City of Grants Pass water page’s river data here.


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