Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 12-7-2022
A good push of coho have arrived at Cole Rivers Hatchery for the second week in a row
Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Reservoir releases have dropped to their typical November levels. The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 1,035 cfs vicinity. Dodge Bridge is around 1,200 cfs but should be increasing through the week with rain in the forecast.
Chinook fishing is closed in the upper Rogue. Artificial flies and lures only between Fishers Ferry and Shady Cove boat ramp Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Hatchery summer steelhead are available. A few new summer steelhead were collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery last week bringing the season total to 2,845.
A good push of coho have arrived at Cole Rivers Hatchery for the second week in a row, bringing the season total to 1,190. Pulling plugs as water levels rise can be very productive. Only adipose-clipped coho may be harvested.
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 they hatchery trout. Wild trout must be immediately released unharmed.
Anglers are asked to avoid wading and fishing near salmon redds.
For up-to-date river levels, check all the USGS Rogue gauges here.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
Grande Ronde River: Anglers have been catching steelhead on the Grande Ronde River
Imnaha River: Steelhead fishing may be good throughout the winter when the weather warms
Wallowa River: Coho salmon have moved into the Wallowa River watershed to spawn
Crooked River: Anglers report fair fishing on the Crooked
Fall River: Fly-anglers continue to report good early winter fishing in the Fall River
Clackamas River: There are still some late returning wild coho in the lower system,
Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek Fishing Report
Henry Hagg Lake: Henry Hagg Fishing Report
Sandy River: Coho continue to trickle through the Sandy
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are starting to show up in the Alsea
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead typically start to show up in December on the Siuslaw River
Applegate Reservoir: With cool temperatures trout fishing should be decent
Chetco River: More rain is forecasted for this week and river levels are predicted to rise
Illinois River: Trout fishing is open
Lost Creek Lake: Cooler temperatures allow the trout to spread out throughout Lost Creek
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing effort is ticking up and there are a couple early reports of winter steelhead
Rogue River - Middle: Coho are pushing through the middle Rogue
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