The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is 2,500 cfs and the temperature at release is 42.5F

Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is 2,500 cfs and the temperature at release is 42.5F. Expect releases from the dam to continue to increase up to around 3,200 by later in the day Thursday. ‌

The focus on the upper Rogue continues to be late summer steelhead and trout fishing. However, the hatchery reported its first winter steelhead of the season last week before the high water so it appears the upper Rogue will transition from summer steelhead to winter steelhead angling soon. Movement into the hatchery has continued to be decent. Fishing plugs on the rise is a good tactic. Lures or flies can be productive as the river drops and clears. ‌

Anglers can call the Army Corps of Engineers at 800-472-2434 for an update on hatchery counts as well as flow and temperature information.‌

Gear restrictions changed on Nov 1. Make sure to check the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for each section of river before you head out. ‌

For up-to-date river levels, check all the USGS Rogue gauges here.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, January 17th

John Day River: With recent warm and wet weather, steelhead are moving into the lower river
Alsea River: Some early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is on the way up today along with the rest of the North Coast Rivers
Miami River: The steelhead run on Miami will peak January through March
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River should have hatchery steelhead throughout the fishery and wild fish showing up this month
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is on the way up and will likely be high and off color for the week
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem has been getting moderate returns of hatchery winter steelhead
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Siletz River: The bite has been steady over the holiday weeks
Siuslaw River: More fish have been entering the system
Three Rivers: Three Rivers should have hatchery steelhead in
Trask River: The Trask River is rising quickly today and may be high and off color all week
Wilson River: The Wilson River is rising quickly this afternoon and is predicted to peak early Friday morning
Yaquina River: Steelhead will likely take advantage of the recent rains to move quickly upriver
Agate Lake: Agate Reservoir has risen sharply and is now 43 percent full
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing for trout should be good
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 600 cfs, and the temperature at release is 41F
Ben Irving Reservoir: Conditions remain the same at Ben Irving getting muddy after lots of rain
Chetco River: The Chetco River Angler Caught Broodstock program has started for the year
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Rainy conditions over the last couple of weeks have made the lake muddir
Coos River: All the steelhead rivers in the Coos Basin were blown out with the recent storms
Coquille River: All the steelhead river in the Coquille Basin were blown out with the recent storms
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is still at 17 percent full and filling very slowly
Galesville Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good from the shore using PowerBait
Garrison Lake: Good numbers of rainbow trout carry over in the lake, along with cutthroat
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Heavy recent snow will likely limit access to the reservoir and likely will start freezing soon

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