ROGUE RIVER: Lower - Low. There is some rain in the forecast this week, but it likely wont be enough to alter river conditions. A few winter steelhead are being picked up by anglers plunking Spin-n-Glos. Boat anglers are starting to catch more steelhead. Most fish are being caught while boats are anchored up and running plugs waiting for steelhead to move up river. Boat anglers side drifting eggs in the Agness area are also picking up a some fish. It has been chilly lately so bundle up!
The middle Rogue is low and fishing for winter steelhead has been fair. Holdover half-pounders are present and are biting aggressively. Yarn balls, plugs and fly-fishing all work well throughout the middle river. The river is also open for trout fishing. Five hatchery trout may be harvested per day. Wild trout must be released unharmed.
As of Tuesday morning, the flow in Grants Pass was 1,640 cfs, the water temperature was 39oF, and the clarity was 1 NTUs.
upper - Winter steelhead are available in the upper Rogue but it will take some time for large numbers of fish to arrive.
The river discharge from Lost Creek Reservoir was 1,100 cfs and 42oF on Tuesday, Feb. 20. For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434.