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The Guides Forecast said:SW Oregon Fishing Report - Contributor Jeff Rome reports
A white Christmas after a big rainstorm got all the Southern Oregon streams and rivers primed for winter steelheading. After a few blown out days, many of these are now into fishable shape or getting into prime conditions for the New Year. I suggest you get online now….. after reading my report of course, to get your 2022 angling license and tags so you don’t have the “oops, I forgot it” explanation to the game officer after you just caught a beautiful chromer! Into the New Year weekend look very good to try out the new tackle and gear you got for Christmas. Weather and river conditions are looking good and the winter steelhead are in!
The Chetco got back into shape and will be in prime shape through the weekend. Bank plunkers at Social Security bar and side drifters at Loeb Park are getting fair to good success. Boaters through mid-week have been averaging at least 1 fish per boat.
The Elk and Sixes are fishable but catches of steelhead have only been fair at best. Chinook seem to be a wrap for the year, but ya never know.
The upper Rogue has remained in fishable shape during the rain and snow. The fair to good catches of summer steelhead has slowed due to the cold water, but some nice winter fish are being reported.
Mid Rogue is and has seen some “winters” from Galice on up to Rogue River, though mostly from guides in boats. The river flow looks to be good for the weekend through mid-next week. Those without boats should try popular holes around Baker, Schroeder and Griffin Park.
Coos basin area streams including the Millicoma and Coquille finally got into fishable shape and provided fair to good steelhead action this week. Forecast for New Year's weekend looks excellent.
My best bets are pretty much anywhere you are at- the Rogue, Chetco, Elk, Sixes, Coos, Millicoma, Coquille, Umpqua….. and so on
Thank you all for your support and readership of TGF. Have a safe and successful New Year 2022
Jeff's detailed report, multiple lake updates, and forecast in this week's version for Members!