10/27/2015 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Rogue
Rogue River Fishing Report:
Latest Report From the ODFW –
Rogue River, lower: Chinook, coho, summer steelhead, half-pounders
Most of the coho and Chinook moved out of the bay with the rains last week. Oregon salmon fishing guides have been doing pretty good bobber fishing for Chinook near the mouth of Indian Creek. Steelhead and half-pounder fishing has been fair.
Rogue River, middle: steelhead, trout
Flows in Grants measured around 1080 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 49F. With the closure of fall chinook fishing on Oct. 1, the middle Rogue is now a summer steelhead fishery for the fall months. Harvest is restricted to adipose fin-clipped fish only. 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. The artificial fly season is now underway in the Rogue upstream of Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp. However, a regulation change is coming. Beginning Nov. 1, from Fisher’s Ferry boat ramp upstream to the boat ramp at Shady Cove Park, the river is open to 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 Oct. 21, a total of 1756 summer steelhead (a whopping 2 new for the week) have been collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery. The flow at Gold Ray was 1,110 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 48F.
Rogue River, above Lost Creek Reservoir: trout
Stocked rainbow trout are available near sites stocked this past summer. Naturally produced rainbow and brook trout are available in the tributaries. Casting bait or flies on light line should produce fish.
This concludes our Rogue River Fishing Report