Hatchery summer steelhead are still available but winding down

Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 1,050 cfs vicinity. Dodge Bridge is around 1,300 cfs.    

Hatchery summer steelhead are still available but winding down. 161 new summer steelhead were collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery last week bringing the season total to 3,763.

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.

The first three winter steelhead showed up to the hatchery last week. 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.

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