SW Oregon fishing report

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The Guides Forecast

The Guides Forecast

Sep 17, 2020
SW Oregon Fishing Report - Again, the Rogue river conditions are back to flows in the low 1500’s (cfs) at Grants Pass. However, the water temp has risen to the low 50’s which many believe is a more active bite temperature.
Mid-Rogue Fishing Report

Applegate, Illinois and Chetco – Steelhead fishing is closed April 1.

Most all neighboring streams are closed for steelhead, but the Rogue will remain open all year and retention of wild steelhead closes April 30th.

The mid Rogue flow at Grants Pass is at 1510 cfs, 2 NTU and 52 degrees (as of 8am 4/1). Nice weather over the weekend and will again provide opportunity to steelhead die-hards to get out and practice low and clear water tactics for success.

Tackle 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.
Grants Pass guide Troy Whitaker of Troy’s Guide Service (541-761-0015) reported this week “Plenty of fish are still in the area but scattered”. He suggested to fish more upriver towards Gold Hill since the last pod of fish have moved up.

Bobber doggin with soft beads and yarn balls soaked in nectar is also another choice and technique that is gaining popularity and taking Steelhead.
There are quite a few good places to fish within the middle/ Grants Pass area- Gold Hill sports park ramp, Coyote Evans Park at Rogue River bridge, Chinook Park, Pierce Rifle, Pierce Park, Baker Park, Schroeder Park, Lathrop, Findley bend, and Griffin Park.

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