11/17/2015 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Rogue
Rogue River Fishing Report:
Latest Report From the ODFW –
Rogue River, lower: steelhead
Slow. Winter steelhead usually start showing around early December.
Rogue River, middle: steelhead, trout
Flows in Grants measured around 1230 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 46F. The river is open for hatchery summer steelhead. Anglers may want to try backtrolled lures, drifting worms, or fishing puffballs. Some hatchery coho salmon are also be available. For those interested in checking conditions before getting on the river, the City of Grants Pass Water Division’s website offers information on NTU’s at Grants Pass as well as a link to a river camera.
Rogue River, upper: steelhead, trout
Fishing for summer steelhead is fair on the upper Rogue on fish scattered throughout the river. Beginning Nov. 1, from Fisher’s Ferry boat ramp upstream to the boat ramp at Shady Cove Park, the river is open to fishing with artificial flies and lures (no bait). From the boat ramp at Shady Cove Park upstream to the deadline at Cole Rivers Hatchery, the river is open to flies, lures and bait. Harvest remains restricted to adipose fin clipped fish only in both these sections. Consult the synopsis for more information. As of Nov. 10, a total of 1,845 summer steelhead (13 new for the week) have been collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery. The flow at Gold Ray was 1,280 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 45F.
With the slow Rogue River fishing never fear there are several Columbia River guided fishing opportunities available as an viable alternative.
Another option would be to hire one the regions Northwest walleye fishing guides that offer guided walleye fishing trips on the Columbia River.
This concludes our Rogue River Fishing Report