Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 1-25-2023
The first three winter steelhead showed up to the hatchery two weeks ago
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 1,200 cfs.
Hatchery summer steelhead are still available but winding down. 155 new summer steelhead were collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery last week bringing the season total to 3,915.
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 hatchery trout. Wild trout must be immediately released unharmed.
The first three winter steelhead showed up to the hatchery two weeks ago, but none since. 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 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
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 1,600 cfs and temperature in the low-40s F
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