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Written By: Cal Kellogg, June 2, 2014
Location: Rogue River,
The ODFW reports that spring Chinook are spread throughout the lower river, but as the river drops and clears look for fish to move deeper. As the river warms up this week, look for the best bite to be early morning or late in the evening.
Before heading out, anglers should check river flows, water temperatures, and tides, as these are all important to catching spring Chinook. Few steelhead are around, but early run summer steelhead should start showing in the next couple weeks.
Fishing for spring Chinook is slow on the middle Rogue, but should start improving soon as more fish move into the area around Grants Pass. Winter steelhead are still present, but most have spawned and are dark. The flow at Grants Pass was 2,550 cfs and the water temperature was 57 degrees as of press time.
Anglers are catching a few spring chinook in the upper river from Shady Cove upstream to Cole Rivers Hatchery. Winter steelhead are present, but most have spawned and are dark.
To date, 3,367 winter steelhead and 117 spring Chinook have entered Cole Rivers Hatchery. Trout fishing is closed on the Rogue River until May 24. Consult the regulations for more information.
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