Current flow is around 6,200cfs and temperature in the low-40s

Rogue River - Middle - Grants Pass, OR (Josephine County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Current flow is around 6,200cfs and temperature in the low-40s F. With a lot of snow melting, the river is high and brown. Plunking or pulling plugs is your best bet.

Wild winter steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested upstream of Hog Creek boat ramp starting Feb. 1 to 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.

Spring Chinook are starting to move through the middle Rogue. No wild harvest below Fishers Ferry until June 1.

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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, April 12th

Haystack Reservoir: Haystack Reservoir Report
Hood River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River has been good
Laurance Lake: Reopens to fishing April 22, 2023
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is low at 22 percent full
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir is filling but still very low at 27 percent full
Clackamas River: Water should only increase as the river drops back into shape
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir is slowly being refilled for the summer
Green Peter Reservoir: The reservoir is slowly filling up
Sandy River: Last week’s rain event should have raised levels enough to bring some new fish into the system
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running around 7,200 cfs at the gauge in Mehama
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 6,500 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Alsea River: The later returning wild broodstock hatchery fish are being caught in the NF Alsea
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is fishable and on the drop
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is big as of this writing and still on the rise
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork should be fishable and remain so through the weekend
Salmon River: The river is low and clear
Siletz River: Winter steelhead are moving up in the Siletz River
Siuslaw River: The colder temps made the Siuslaw challenging
Trask River: The Trask still has steelhead throughout the fishery
Wilson River: We were still seeing steelhead caught on the Wilson before Sundays rains when it blew out.
Yaquina River: Fishing has been fair the past few week
Ben Irving Reservoir: Trout fishing should be good as it starts to warm up
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Plenty of trout have been stocked over the past few week
Diamond Lake: Ice still lingers on Diamond Lake
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 47 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 44 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 21 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt has started to fill and is 20 percent full