10/20/2015 – 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. Bank anglers have been doing pretty good bobber fishing for Chinook near the mouth of Indian Creek. Steelhead and half-pounder fishing has been fair for many Oregon steelhead fishing guides.
Rogue River, middle: steelhead, trout
Flows in Grants measured around 1030 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 54F. With the closure of fall chinook fishing on Oct. 1, the middle Rogue is now a summer steelhead fishery for the fall months. 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. Conditions are a bit tough right now, with low flow, clear water and warm, sunny days. Look to have the best success during mornings and evenings.
Anglers can fish for steelhead and trout with the gear restrictions described in the special regulations. As of Oct. 14, a total of 1754 summer steelhead (a whopping 7 new for the week) have been collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery. The flow at Gold Ray was 1050 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 52F.
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