Current flow is around 2,100 cfs

Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Current flow is around 2,100 cfs and temperature in the low-40s F, but look for the river to rise with more rain in the forecast. 

Coho fishing has pretty well wrapped up for the season.

Summer steelhead are still being caught, but many of these fish will be pushing up into tributaries soon. 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.

Some early winter steelhead are being caught below Grants Pass. Use larger, bright presentations with high/dirty water. Fishing near the bank during high water can be productive as fish move out of heavy flows in the center of the river. Pulling plugs near heads and tails of pools is a good tactic while fish are migrating. Side drifting is also a good tactic.

Wild winter steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested upstream of Hog Creek boat ramp starting February 1 (1 per day, 3 per season). Please check out MyODFW for info on new validation and harvest tag requirements in the Rogue and South Coast Rivers.

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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