Rogue River- Upper Fish Report for 3-8-2023
The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is in the 1,050 cfs vicinity
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 1,400 cfs but will likely rise over the weekend.
Hatchery summer steelhead are still available and being caught throughout the upper Rogue but catch rates are low. 40 new summer steelhead were collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery last week bringing the season total to 4,158.
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.
Last week 11 new winter steelhead showed up to the hatchery, and the season total is 24. Anglers continue catching winter steelhead near the hatchery recently, and more should be moving upriver with the forecasted rise in river levels. Pulling plugs should be good now through the peak flow. Dial up the size and brightness of presentation with other tackle.
Wild winter steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested upstream of Hog Creek boat ramp Feb. 1-April 30 (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.
Please 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, March 8th
Alsea River: The later returning wild broodstock hatchery fish are being caught in the NF Alsea
Kilchis River: If the rains come in as predicted it should be in pretty good shape early to middle of next week
Miami River: Miami remains low and clear but should get a nice bump early next week
Necanicum River: Will be in pretty good shape early to middle of next week
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nehalem River- North Fork: Upcoming rains should have it fishable through the weekend
Nestucca River: Fishing has been moderate but consistent on the Nestucca
Salmon River: The river is low and clear and fishing pressure has been consistent
Siletz River: We are seeing newer fish push into the system
Siuslaw River: The colder temps have made the Siuslaw challenging but conditions have remained fair
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Wilson River: The Wilson has been low and clear but there are still fish being caught consistently
Applegate Reservoir: The elevation of the reservoir is close to the 1,906-foot mark and the surface temperature is 40oF
Applegate River: The Applegate River is open to trout and steelhead fishing through March 31
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing has been slow over the past couple of weeks
Chetco River: Anglers will want to keep an eye on flows
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing may be good on warmer days
Elk River: Good time of year to run plugs as steelhead are getting pretty aggressive
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 23 percent full
Garrison Lake: ODFW conducted some sample netting last week
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 18 percent full
Illinois River: River conditions are forecast to spike significantly over the weekend and early next week
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is around 1,750 cfs
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