Fishing Report from Fishing The Rogue.
April 2, 2018 Here is your southern Oregon fishing update.
Rogue river winter steelhead – We are currently fishing on the Rogue river for winter steelhead. The Rogue river run seems to be late arriving here on the upper Rogue (near Medford), with our guides and guests finding steelhead fishing more productive on the middle Rogue (near Grants Pass – just a short drive downstream) for the past few weeks.
The winter steelhead count in the hatchery has almost doubled over the past week which is a good sign that steelhead are headed upriver in greater numbers than in weeks past.
(For those of you who are unfamiliar with steelhead –they are a highly sought after Pacific Northwest prize. An ocean-run Rainbow trout, weighing between 5 to 20 pounds with distinctive chrome skin and pink cheeks. Their fight is powerful, often highlighted by aerial displays and quick, drag pulling runs).
If you would like to keep an eye on Rogue river fish counts or for the latest river conditions check out our Rogue River Fishing Report page.
Spring salmon fishing on the Rogue river – Rogue river Chinook king salmon fishing has begun on the lower Rogue river (near Gold Beach) and we know that salmon have been caught in the middle Rogue. Our guides have been actively fishing for salmon on the upper river and know that soon the 1st upper river salmon will be boated. Warming river temperatures, due to warmer air temperatures and low river levels, will cause salmon to move quickly to the cooler water at the top of the river. We’ll keep you posted…
For information on Rogue river fishing click here or southern Oregon fishing seasons click here.
Umpqua river winter steelhead – winter steelhead season is now winding down on the Umpqua river. The river conditions are perfect and the crowds are less which can make for an enjoyable steelhead trip.
For more information on Umpqua river fishing click here.
The Elk and Sixes rivers (near Port Orford) – steelhead (and salmon) season is now closed. The rivers will re-open for fishing on May 22nd. The rivers will be low and clear during the summer months. Many people enjoy trout fishing during this time. We will be fishing the coast for salmon starting next October.
For more information on fishing the Elk and Sixes rivers click here.