Some fall Chinook have been caught but fishing is slow

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. As more irrigators shut down for the season, flows should come up a bit. The river temperature is in the high 50s F. 

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.

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