Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) Fish Report for 9-21-2022
Reservoir releases have dropped to their typical September levels
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek) - Prospect, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Reservoir releases have dropped to their typical September levels. The release from Lost Creek Reservoir should stay in the 1100 cfs vicinity for the foreseeable future. Dodge Bridge is around 1200 cfs.
Chinook fishing is closed in the upper Rogue, and the artificial fly season is in place through Oct. 31. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies with no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device.
Hatchery summer steelhead are available. As of Sept. 7, 77 new summer steelhead had been collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery, bringing the season total to 2,413.
Trout fishing is also open in the Rogue with a daily bag limit of 5 adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) trout. Anglers are encouraged to harvest hatchery trout. Wild trout must be immediately released unharmed.
Anglers are asked to avoid wading and fishing near spawning spring Chinook salmon.
For up-to-date river levels, check all the USGS Rogue gauges 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
Rogue River - Middle: The bulk of Chinook seem to be below the Grants Pass are
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