Current flow is around 4,400 cfs

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Current flow is around 4,400 cfs and average river temperature is in the mid-50s.

Wild steelhead harvest is now closed, but the river is still open for hatchery steelhead.

Spring Chinook are moving through the middle Rogue. No wild harvest below Fishers Ferry until June 1. Consult Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for open sections and bag limits.

Warm weather forecast for the weekend will likely keep river levels up. Plugs or plunking may be a good bet if a bump in color follows the rise in river levels.

Trout season opened May 22.

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.

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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
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Walla Walla River: Trout fishing on the Walla Walla, and its tributaries, opened May 22
Crane Prairie Reservoir: 88 percent full
Crescent Lake: Crescent Lake is currently 16 percent full
Davis Lake: Davis Lake water level remains low, making launching boats difficult
East Lake: Access to boat ramps at East Lake is limited by snow
Haystack Reservoir: The reservoir is currently 88 percent full
Hood River: Winter steelhead are still in the Hood River, but fishing has started to slow down
Metolius River: The Metolius River continues to fish well
North Twin Lake: Anglers report good fishing for holdover and stocked trout
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 72 percent full
Paulina Lake: The Paulina Lake Road is now open
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 100 percent full
South Twin Lake: Anglers report good fishing for holdover and stocked trout
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers report good kokanee and bass fishing
Breitenbush River: The river is flowing a bit high due to snow melt
Foster Reservoir: The reservoir will be stocked this week with about 3,800 trout
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Flows are currently around 1,700 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 2,500 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Kilchis River: There is plenty of fishing access on the Kilchis River
Necanicum River: Trout season reopened May 22
Siletz River: Likely the final push of winter steelhead are moving through the Siletz basin
Trask River: Fishing has picked up this week with fish being caught daily
Wilson River: Trout season re-opened May 22nd
Chetco River: Trout fishing opened this week
Elk River: Cutthroat trout should be spread throughout the river
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 74 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is at 57 percent full
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie is at 50 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is 57 percent full
Illinois River: The Illinois is open again for trout fishing
Rogue River- Lower: Water conditions continue to be excellent for late season spring Chinook fishing

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