Middle Rogue River Report


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
7-14-2022
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From the mouth upstream to Fishers Ferry boat ramp, wild Chinook are legal for retention after June 1. Anglers are reminded that fishing is closed from Rainie Falls to 400 feet below the falls, as well as the Gold Hill Boat ramp, upstream to the Gold Hill municipal water intake structure located above Ti’lomikh Falls. There are a few holes in the Gold Hill vicinity anglers target Chinook, but these don’t really get going until July. Salmon anglers via boat, are targeting the Gold Hill to Rogue River stretch. 

Trout fishing is open. There is a 5 fish daily bag limit for adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) trout. Non-adipose fin-clipped trout must all be immediately released unharmed. All Rogue tributaries are closed unless noted in the exceptions.

Wild steelhead retention is closed. Hatchery steelhead retention remains open. Anglers are starting to pick up more summer steelhead in the middle Rogue area around Gold Hill and Rogue River. Plugs or side drifting would be the best method for these, but spinners will work too.

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 Thursday, July 14th
ODFW Recreation Report
Imnaha River: Trout fishing has been good in some portions of the Imnaha River
Umatilla River: Trout fishing on the Umatilla River
Walla Walla River: Fishing on the Walla Walla has been good in the past week
Wallowa Lake : Fishing can be good for rainbow trout near the south end of the lake
Wallowa River: Flows have been steadily dropping on the Wallowa River
Willow Creek Reservoir: Fishing has been good for both crappie and bass
Crooked River: Fly anglers report good fishing with dry-dropper setup
Davis Lake: The water level remains extremely low
East Lake: Anglers report good fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee
Hood River: The Hood River is currently turbid due to glacial melt
Hosmer Lake: Initial reports have been of relatively slow fishing
Laurance Lake: Laurance Lake Fishing Report
North Twin Lake: Anglers report excellent fishing
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good
South Twin Lake: Anglers report excellent fishing
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers should expect to see fewer kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir this year
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Report
Eagle Creek: Some steelhead are present
Gold Lake: Catch rates have been good
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is still mostly full
Harriett Lake: Anglers report excellent fishing this past weekend
Henry Hagg Lake: Cappie fishing near the dam can be productive this time of year
Sandy River: Summer steelhead have arrived at the Sandy Hatchery
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing has picked up on the Siletz
Trask River: Spring Chinook fishing is still fair on the Trask
Wilson River: Summer steelhead are throughout the fishery
Diamond Lake: Mixed reports are coming from Diamond
Galesville Reservoir: Anglers are still catching some really nice trout in Galesville
Lemolo Lake: Trout fishing should be good at Lemolo


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