Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 1-12-2023
Early winter steelhead should be showing up in the next few weeks
Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 1,053 cfs vicinity. Dodge Bridge is around 1,500 cfs and will likely hover or rise with rain in the forecast.
Hatchery summer steelhead are still available. 296 new summer steelhead were collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery last week bringing the season total to 3,608.
Coho swim-ins at Cole Rivers Hatchery are pretty well wrapped up, bringing the season total to 1,618. 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.
Early winter steelhead should be showing up in the next few weeks. 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.
Anglers are asked to avoid wading in and fishing near salmon redds.
For up-to-date river levels, check all the USGS Rogue gauges here.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 12th
Fall River: Fly-anglers continue to report good winter fishing in the Fall River
Walton Lake: Walton Lake Report
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running around 11,500 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 4,700 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are throughout the Alsea system
Kilchis River: Kilchis should be fishable through the weekend and into next week
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork should be fishable all week and may be prime for the weekend
Nestucca River: The Nestucca River has been running high this week
Salmon River: Winter steelhead are in the Salmon River
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are showing up in the Siletz River
Siuslaw River: Winter steelhead are showing up on the Siuslaw River
Trask River: The forks may fish well this week
Wilson River: It is in good shape right now but is predicted to bump back up Wednesday
Elk River: The river is probably fishing the best on the south coast
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant has filled to 15 percent full
Rogue River- Lower: Bank anglers are picking up a few steelhead in between storms
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 2,100 cfs
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