Rogue River - Middle Fish Report for 1-25-2023
Current flow is around 1,600 cfs and temperature in the low-40s F
Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Current flow is around 1,600 cfs and temperature in the low-40s F.
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 and steelhead must be immediately released unharmed.
Winter steelhead are being caught throughout the middle Rogue. With flows holding somewhat steady, side drifting, lures, or flies are all effective. Dial back brightness and size of presentation as water levels drop and clear.
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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, January 25th
Applegate River: River was steelhead green last weekend and saw very little pressure
Chetco River: Steelhead fishing has been slow, boat anglers are faring the bes
Coos River: Steelhead anglers have been catching a few hatchery winter steelhead
Coquille River: The mainstem Coquille has been running high and muddy
Elk River: Elk River is Low and Clear
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is now at 40 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill and is at 16 percent full
Rogue River- Lower: Fishing pressure has slowed as flows have dropped
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