Fishing Report from Fishing The Rogue.
As of the past few weeks, and in particular this past week, fishing has really picked up for both summer steelhead and salmon on the upper Rogue. It seems there are 2 main factors coming into play. The 1st being that the summer steelhead have arrived in numbers in the upper river and we are starting to see the beginning of the fall run of king salmon, which is predicted to be a decent size based on ocean fish counts. The other factor is the local forest fires and the smokey air conditions which have caused variable air quality and have cleared the river of many boats and bank anglers. There is a lot less pressure on the river, which has made for some productive fishing. With less pressure on the river both salmon and steelhead also have more of a chance of moving upstream. In the past few days there has been some progress on the fire that affects us the most and we hope that in the next few weeks things will begin to improve because we know there will be plenty of fish waiting for us.