Trout fishing is closed on the Rogue between April 1 and May 21

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


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
3-30-2022
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Trout fishing is closed on the Rogue between April 1 and May 21. This is to protect out migrating wild steelhead smolts. The Rogue is still open for steelhead and salmon fishing, with a valid Combined Angling Tag in possession.

Wild steelhead can be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp from Feb. 1 through April 30. 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). 

Wild Chinook salmon may not be retained above Hog Creek boat ramp until June 1.

Anglers are catching steelhead regularly from Grants Pass to Robertson Bridge. Now through April is a great time to fish the Rogue for winter Steelhead. Winter Steelhead from an acclimation projet near the Baker Boat ramp should see some hatchery fish beginning to stack up as well.

The Grants Pass the stream gauge is on a slow and steady fall, with a reading of 1,190 cfs on Wednesday morning. River temperature is coming up and was 54 degrees to start the day with turbidity at 2 NTU. 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 30th

Umatilla River: The flows in the Umatilla have come up in the last week
Wallowa Lake : The ice is gone from Wallowa Lake
Wallowa River: Steelhead are moving throughout the Wallowa River now
Willow Creek Reservoir: There is no ice on Willow Creek and the boat ramp is accessible
Pine Hollow Reservoir: Stocked Recently
Carmen Reservoir: Latest estimates for when access and fish stocking will resume are now 2024
Foster Reservoir: Will be stocked this week
Hills Creek Reservoir: Hills Creek Reservoir was last stocked the week of March 14
Santiam River ( North Fork) : No recent fishing reports
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,100 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Walling Pond: The pond will be stocked this week
Waverly Lake: This lake will be stocked this week
Kilchis River: The Kilchis River is getting very low and clear
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River closes to fishing on April 1
Nehalem River: The Nehalem mainstem is in good shape
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is getting a little on the low side
Trask River: The Trask is very low and clear
Wilson River: The Wilson is low and clear
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate received its first stocking of 5,000 legal rainbow trout last week
Applegate River: Trout and steelhead season close Thursday, March 31
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked last week
Coquille River: The winter steelhead fishing season is still officially open, but the run is basically done for the season
Diamond Lake: People were still ice-fishing at Diamond
Empire Lake Lower: Excess hatchery steelhead from the Millicoma Hatchery were stocked into Middle Empire Lake
Galesville Reservoir: ODFW recently stocked the lake with LOTS of trout
Illinois River: The river will be closed to fishing from April 1 through May 21
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo is starting to fill
Lost Creek Lake: Lost Creek received 15,000 legal rainbow trout in mid-March

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