Kings And Steelhead Spread Throughout River
According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, kings are spread throughout the lower Rogue. Boat anglers side drifting or back bouncing eggs have been doing well. The estuary has been slow.
Summer steelhead and half-pounder fishing has been good in the lower river. Most anglers are fly fishing or casting spinners. The best spots to target steelhead are the tail out or head of pools.
Anglers fishing the middle Rogue up to Gold Hill are catching fall chinook. Best fall chinook baits include roe and Kwikfish with sardine wraps. Some anglers are side drifting Brads Wee Wigglers and Rebel Crawfish.
Anglers may keep both adipose fin-clipped and non-adipose fin-clipped chinook from the Hog Creek boat landing to the Fishers Ferry boat ramp through Sept. 30, when the chinook season closes in that area.
Summer steelhead are passing through the area. All non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released unharmed. Anglers can have success casting flies, drifting nightcrawlers, or casting spinners like a Panther Martin with a black body and gold blade.
Summer steelhead and trout anglers are doing well on the upper Rogue. Anglers should try flies, worms, lures, small metallic colored plugs, or small spinners like a Panther Martin with a black body and gold blade.
A total of 9,129 spring chinook and 910 summer steelhead have entered Cole Rivers hatchery so far in 2013. A total of 4,004 spring chinook were released back into the fishery this year. Anglers are encouraged to contact the local district office to report catches of recycled hatchery fish, which are marked with a tag near the dorsal fin.Back To Reports