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Upper Rogue

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Thursday, Mar 14 2019
Rogue River, upper: steelhead, trout Fishing has resulted in success for winter steelhead anglers in this area. Expect more fish to move into the upper Rogue throughout the next couple weeks as fishing always gets better the closer to April we get. There is good public access for bank fishing and boat access at Cole Rivers Hatchery, McGregor Park, Casey Park, Rogue Elk, Shady Cove, Takelma, Dodge Bridge, Modoc, Denman Wildlife Area, Touvelle State Park, Gold Ray and Fishers Ferry. Most floats in the upper Rogue have been from the hatchery or Rogue Elk downstream to Shady Cove. Dodge Bridge to Touvelle is an excellent float but anglers should be aware that they will encounter Rattlesnake Rapids. If you are not ready for Rattlesnake, many floats will start at the ODFW Modoc Access Site and float to Touvelle or Fishers Ferry. The upper Rogue water levels dont typically fluctuate dramatically upstream of Elk Creek. So while the rest of the river is falling into shape after a storm, this is a great section of river to explore. Try fishing roe, night crawlers, spinners or jigs under bobbers. Fly anglers that nymph will want to use prince nymphs or copperswans, steelhead brassies, stone flies, ugly bugs, or will want to fish large dark flies if swinging. Dont be afraid of color such as black and chartreuse, black and blue, black and purple, black and pink, or black and red. If tying your own flies, dont be afraid to add a little bit of flash dubbing or tinsel in the body of your fly. Also, covering lots of water when working through a run is a good technique when swinging flies. Trying moving 4-5 feet down every cast or two. As of March 6, 3561 summer steelhead had entered Cole Rivers Hatchery, with 39 new fish for the week. Only 11 new winter steelhead were collected for the week, bringing the total to 267 fish for the season. The McLeod gage is currently reading 1,260 cfs and the Dodge Bridge gage is at 1,860 cfs. For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434. For real time streamflow from USGS gauges on the Rogue click here.




Thursday, Mar 14 2019



Access Info

The upper rogue section is between the old gold ray dam site up to the hatchery hole below lost creek lake


Upper Rogue

Rating - Good

Rogue River, upper: steelhead, trout Fishing has resulted in success for winter steelhead anglers in this area. Expect more fish to move into the upper Rogue throughout the next couple weeks as fishing always gets better the closer to April we get. There is good public access for bank fishing and boat access at Cole Rivers Hatchery, McGregor Park, Casey Park, Rogue Elk, Shady Cove, Takelma, Dodge Bridge, Modoc, Denman Wildlife Area, Touvelle State Park, Gold Ray and Fishers Ferry. Most floats in the upper Rogue have been from the hatchery or Rogue Elk downstream to Shady Cove. Dodge Bridge to Touvelle is an excellent float but anglers should be aware that they will encounter Rattlesnake Rapids. If you are not ready for Rattlesnake, many floats will start at the ODFW Modoc Access Site and float to Touvelle or Fishers Ferry. The upper Rogue water levels dont typically fluctuate dramatically upstream of Elk Creek. So while the rest of the river is falling into shape after a storm, this is a great section of river to explore. Try fishing roe, night crawlers, spinners or jigs under bobbers. Fly anglers that nymph will want to use prince nymphs or copperswans, steelhead brassies, stone flies, ugly bugs, or will want to fish large dark flies if swinging. Dont be afraid of color such as black and chartreuse, black and blue, black and purple, black and pink, or black and red. If tying your own flies, dont be afraid to add a little bit of flash dubbing or tinsel in the body of your fly. Also, covering lots of water when working through a run is a good technique when swinging flies. Trying moving 4-5 feet down every cast or two. As of March 6, 3561 summer steelhead had entered Cole Rivers Hatchery, with 39 new fish for the week. Only 11 new winter steelhead were collected for the week, bringing the total to 267 fish for the season. The McLeod gage is currently reading 1,260 cfs and the Dodge Bridge gage is at 1,860 cfs. For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434. For real time streamflow from USGS gauges on the Rogue click here.


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