Warm Water Locks Down Salmon Bite
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reporting that warmer river temperatures have kept chinook from moving out of the bay. Anglers are seeing a lot of fish, but are having a hard time getting the fish to bite.
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 at the tail out or head of pools.
Surfperch fishing has been good. Easy access to some good perch fishing can be had fishing from the sand spit at the mouth of the Rogue River. Anglers should keep on the marine forecast and try to fish when the swells are smaller and there is less wind.
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 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.Back To Reports