Rogue River - Middle Fish Report for 9-21-2022
The bulk of Chinook seem to be below the Grants Pass are
Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Flow has dropped to about 1100 cfs and has bumped around a bit with the little spurt of precipitation earlier in the week. As more irrigators shut down for the season, flows should raise a bit. The river temperature is in the low 60’s.
Some fall Chinook have been caught but fishing is slow. The bulk of Chinook seem to be below the Grants Pass area. Reports in the Gold Hill to Rogue River area have been slow.
Summer steelhead are available and anglers are having success both on fly and gear. Trout fishing is open with a 5 fish daily bag limit for adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) trout. Non-adipose fin-clipped trout must all be immediately released unharmed.
The Rum Cr fire has restricted access near Galice. The Smullin Visitor Center is open for wild and scenic permits. Rocky Bar, Robert Dean, Chair, and Rand Recreation sites remain closed at this time. The Rainie Falls National Recreation Trail (on river left) remains closed. The Rogue River Trail (river right) is open. The Grave Creek boat ramp is not accessible from Galice Road. For more information click here.
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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Thief Valley Reservoir: Fishing will likely be difficult at lower reservoir levels
Unity Reservoir: Dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/4 full
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing should picking up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers still seem to be doing well on bass
Diamond Lake: Many anglers were finding success with brown trout on the South End
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is filling with the input of various springs and is now at 15 percent full
Galesville Reservoir: No recent reports from anglers fishing Galesville
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is down to 6 percent full at the end of irrigation season
Plat I Reservoir: Fishing at Plat I should be pretty good for bass
Rogue River- Lower: Boat anglers are catching a mix of fall Chinook and coho in the estuary
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