Lots of winter steelhead are present in the upper Rogue

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

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Lots of winter steelhead are present in the upper Rogue and there is a good mix of hatchery and wild fish present. Recent, higher flows have fish spread out, occupying all types of holding water. Mainstem spawning activity has picked up so try to avoid redds and actively spawning fish. Expect more fish to arrive through May. ‌

A good early season total of 91 hatchery spring Chinook have made it into the hatchery as of last week, so a good time to try for a bright, early spring Chinook. Just over 600 winter steelhead have arrived at the hatchery so far this season. ‌

The release from Lost Creek is 1,800 CFS (slightly increasing late this week) and the river temperature is 49F .‌

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.‌

Make sure to check the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for each section of river before you head out. Anglers are reminded that trout fishing closes on April 1 to protect smolts migrating to sea.‌

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

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