ROGUE RIVER: Lower - Spring Chinook fishing continues to be good in the Lower Rogue. Most fish are being caught on anchovies or spinners. Anglers can expect the bite to continue as long as water temperatures stay in the 60s.
Perch have been starting to show in good numbers at the mouth of the Rogue. One of the best spots to try is the sand spit extending from the south jetty into the mouth of the river. Anglers should check the marine forecast before heading out and fish when ocean swells are small and light winds are forecasted.
Middle - Summer steelhead and spring chinook are available. On June 17 some excess hatchery fish were recycled back into the fishery in Baker Park in Grants Pass. A total of 19 hatchery spring chinook and 63 hatchery summer steelhead were released. Steelhead can be caught casting flies or fishing a fly behind a bubble, or casting small spoons and spinners.
The Rogue River is now open to trout angling. Only hatchery trout can be retained. Wild trout must be released unharmed.
The flow at Grants Pass as of Tuesday morning was 2,790 cfs, the water temperature averaged 60oF.
Upper - Some weekend anglers had good success on summer steelhead on the upper Rogue. Spring chinook are also available. Trout fishing should be very good on the upper river. Only hatchery trout can be retained, while wild trout must be released unharmed.
As of June 21 a total of 1,172 spring Chinook had been collected at Cole Rivers, with 153 new for the week. A total of 136 early run summer steelhead have also entered the hatchery. The flow at Gold Ray was 2,800 cfs and the water temperature was 58o F on Tuesday morning.