Expect releases from the dam to stay around that number as the reservoir fill season has started

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is 1,250 cfs and the temperature at release is 42.5F. Expect releases from the dam to stay around that number as the reservoir fill season has started. ‌

Late summer steelhead moving into the hatchery are still available and were being caught last week, but chrome winter steelhead are around and numbers will continue to increase as we move into February. Movement into the hatchery has continued to be decent. Fishing plugs on the rise is a good tactic. Lures or flies are now a good choice with the clear water conditions. Pressure has been light so this is a good time to fish the upper Rogue without crowds. ‌

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, February 14th
Alsea River: The early winter steelhead have entered the Alsea River basin
Kilchis River: The Kilchis is low and clear at this time but should rise to favorable fishing conditions
Necanicum River: The Necanicum River still has a few hatchery steelhead available
Nehalem River: The Nehalem has been in good fishing condition
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork Nehalem should provide good opportunity after the storm passes this week
Nestucca River: The Nestucca has dropped into good fishing conditions
Trask River: Fish are spread throughout the basin and should provide at least fair fishing opportunity this week
Wilson River: The Wilson River is slow at this time, but fishing should improve with the forecasted rains
Applegate River: The release from the dam is 250 cfs, and the temperature at release is 43F
Ben Irving Reservoir: No recent reports
Chetco River: Boat anglers have been able to consistently catch fish
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Some larger rainbow trout have been being caught in Cooper Creek lately
Diamond Lake: Diamond is starting to freeze over and likely is not fishable
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 55 percent full and trout fishing on the ice should continue to be good
Galesville Reservoir: No recent reports from anglers
Garrison Lake: ODFW recently surveyed the lake and found good numbers of trout in the lake
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is currently 41 percent full
Illinois River: The Illinois River is open to catch-and-release trout and winter steelhead fishing
Lake Marie: No recent reports from Lake Marie
Lake Selmac: Selmac was stocked with 5,000 legal-sized trout late last week
Rogue River- Lower: Both boat anglers and bank anglers are picking up steelhead in between storms
Rogue River - Middle: The Rogue is currently in great shape and anglers are having success catching winter steelhead
Sixes River: Rain this week will most likely blow the river out for a while
Umpqua River: Conditions should be good this week but may muddy up a little after the rain
North Umpqua River: Conditions are great
South Umpqua River : Anglers have reported good success on the South over the last week

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