SW Oregon fishing report - contributor Jeff Rome reports

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The mid-Rogue river has received a bump in flow the past week from a combination of a few much-needed showers last weekend and some increased out flow from Lost Creek Dam. Most winter steelhead being caught are down runners with only an occasional fresh fish. Spring Chinook action has still yet to come and trout fishing at local lakes and ponds during the nice weather seem to be the better bet.

Low and clear water tactics will be the same as what to put out there except when using roe, worms, or other bait, you’ll need to go a little longer and lighter leader using smaller gobs and pieces of bait.

Josh from Rogue Fly Shop in Grants Pass 541-476-0552

Josh reports that fly fishing for steelhead might be more for practice than catching right now. There are quite a few smolts/ baby steelhead that are moving down river to the ocean and catching them especially now before trout season opens could be detrimental to future runs.

Trout fishing on the Rogue won’t reopen until May 22. This includes catch-and-release fishing. Any angler on the Rogue at this time will need to have in possession a valid combined angling tag, in addition to their fishing license.
 

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