ROGUE RIVER: Lower - Weve had a bit of rain, but the water level should begin to drop this week. Spring chinook has started to turn on. Bank anglers plunking have had some success in the lower Rogue. Steelhead has been winding down, but can still be harvested through the rest of April. There should be great fishing opportunities over the next few weeks.
Middle - Steelhead fishing has been fair, and the first spring Chinook are arriving in the middle Rogue. Yarn balls, plugs and fly-fishing all work well throughout the middle river.
As of Monday morning, the flow in Grants Pass was 3,810 cfs and increasing, the water temperature was 49oF, and the clarity was 4 NTUs. Flows are predicted to peak mid-week then start dropping, which should create good fishing conditions.
Winter steelhead are available in the upper Rogue, and fishing has been good. The first spring Chinook of the season has arrived at Cole River Fish Hatchery.
The river discharge from Lost Creek Reservoir was 2131 cfs and 46oF on Monday, April 16. For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434
Above Lost Creek - The lower elevation areas near Prospect are free of snow and open to trout fishing; however, high flow and cold water will make fishing difficult.