Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 1-19-2023
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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 19th
Hood River: Hood River Fishing Report
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level is back down to its lowest level to maximize storage capacity
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows will remain high due to rain in the forecast
Santiam River (South Fork): A few late summer steelhead are all that is available
Necanicum River: The Necanicum has had fair fishing lately
Nehalem River: The lower Nehalem remains off color due to recent rains
Trask River: The Trask is still a little high, but should be in shape by late this week
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow to fair
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant has filled to 18 percent full
Emigrant Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill with recent rain and snow and is at 15 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Summer steelhead are still being caught
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