ROGUE RIVER: Lower - Slow. Winter steelhead usually start showing around early December.
Middle - Flows in Grants measured around 1230 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 46F. The river is open for hatchery summer steelhead. Anglers may want to try backtrolled lures, drifting worms, or fishing puffballs. Some hatchery coho salmon are also be available. For those interested in checking conditions before getting on the river, the City of Grants Pass Water Divisions website offers information on NTUs at Grants Pass as well as a link to a river camera.
Upper - Fishing for summer steelhead is fair on the upper Rogue on fish scattered throughout the river. Beginning Nov. 1, from Fishers Ferry boat ramp upstream to the boat ramp at Shady Cove Park, the river is open to fishing with artificial flies and lures (no bait). From the boat ramp at Shady Cove Park upstream to the deadline at Cole Rivers Hatchery, the river is open to flies, lures and bait. Harvest remains restricted to adipose fin clipped fish only in both these sections. Consult the synopsis for more information. As of Nov. 10, a total of 1,845 summer steelhead (13 new for the week) have been collected at Cole Rivers Hatchery. The flow at Gold Ray was 1,280 cfs on Monday morning, and the water temperature averaged 45F.
Above Lost Creek - Stocked rainbow trout are available near sites stocked this past summer. Naturally produced rainbow and brook trout are available in the tributaries. Casting bait or flies on light line should produce fish.