the upper river above Lost Creek is a great destination for the trout angler

Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

With hot temperatures in the Rogue Valley, the upper river above Lost Creek is a great destination for the trout angler. Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18 and will continue weekly through Labor Day in this popular summer destination. Due to changes in low reservoirs in the Rogue district, the upper river will be receiving 3,500 trout weekly instead of the normal 2,500 fish.

The USFS has all of the developed campgrounds open. You can learn more about this and all the upper Rogue facilities, trails, and any fire restrictions on the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest website or calling their office. 

The Rogue and tributaries above Lost Creek Reservoir remain open year-round, with a daily retention limit of 5 trout. Stocked rainbow trout in this reach are not fin-clipped. There are also cutthroat, brown trout and even the occasional brook trout that are periodically hooked by anglers.

ODOT trip check maintains a camera at Union Creek (OR62), where you can get an idea of weather and road conditions.

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
Rogue River- Upper: The summer steelhead run has been very good this year

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