Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
With warm temperatures in the Rogue Valley, the upper river above lost creek is a great destination for the trout angler. Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18 and will continue weekly through Labor Day in this popular summer destination. Due to changes in low reservoirs in the Rogue district, the upper river will be receiving 3,500 trout weekly instead of the normal 2,500 fish. The USFS has all of the developed campgrounds open. You can learn more about this and all the upper Rogue facilities, trails, and any fire restrictions on the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest website or calling their office.
The Rogue and tributaries above Lost Creek Reservoir remain open year-round, with a daily retention limit of 5 trout. Stocked rainbow trout in this reach are not fin-clipped. There are also cutthroat, brown trout and even the occasional brook trout that are periodically hooked by anglers.
Great techniques up here include throwing small Panther Martin spinners or small hooks with a single Pautske fire egg under a bobber. You also can’t go wrong fishing nymphs up here, or nightcrawlers under a bobber. With very cold water, be looking for areas where fish are holding or getting out of the high flows.
You’ll want to check the flows at prospect and above prospect if planning a trip up here. The USGS gauges can be found here.
ODOT trip check maintains a camera at Union Creek (OR62), where you can get an idea of weather and road conditions.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, July 14th
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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