The summer steelhead run has been very good this year

Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Chinook fishing above Dodge Bridge closed Aug 1.

Trout fishing is open in the Rogue with a daily bag limit of 5 adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) trout. Wild trout must be immediately released unharmed. Salmon flies are done, so most trout action will be subsurface on nymphs.

Wild steelhead retention is closed. Hatchery steelhead retention is open year-round. The summer steelhead run has been very good this year. As of 8/2/22 1,787 summer steelhead have returned to Cole Rivers Hatchery.Anglers can subscribe to the most current fish counts or visit the fish counts website as updated counts are not always available at the writing of the Recreation Report.

Anglers are reminded that the Hatchery Hole, which encompasses the hatchery dam to 1200 feet below, is now open for hatchery steelhead and trout, but closed year-round to Chinook fishing.

For up-to-date river levels, check all the USGS Rogue gauges here.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 4th, 2022
: Dory boat captain loses right to fish after multiple poaching incidents
Crooked River: The Crooked River is flowing at 181 cfs below Bowman Dam
Davis Lake: The water level remains extremely low
Deschutes River- Lower: Emergency steelhead angling and retention closures on the Deschutes River have been extended
Lake Billy Chinook: Bull trout fishing has been slow and kokanee fishing has been a little better
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers should expect to see fewer kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir this year
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is still mostly full
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The gate at Green’s Bridge is now closed for the summer
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Trail Bridge Resevoir Update
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Summer steelhead fishing continues to be fair
Trask River: Cutthroat trout fishing is good in the Trask River
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Coos River: Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties
Diamond Lake: Recent surveys from anglers show some great success by those targeting brown trout
Eel Lake: Trout fishing has slowed down but anglers can still catch the occasional trout
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant anglers were having luck on the 500 recently stocked pounder
Illinois River: Trout fishing is open through Oct. 31
Lemolo Lake: Anglers have been doing well at Lemolo
Rogue River - Middle: Wild steelhead retention is closed hatchery steelhead retention remains open

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
: Action Notice Commercial Troll: North of Cape Falcon
Crane Prairie Reservoir: After a slow start, anglers are reporting that fishing is improving at Crane Prairie