SW Oregon fishing report

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Contributor Jeff Rome reports:

Trout and bass action in the lakes catches angler’s attention

Mid-Rogue Fishing Report


The Rogue River is open all year and retention of wild steelhead is now closed!

The Rogue river has increased flow to over 2000cfs from Lost Creek Dam to keep the water cool and good flow to perpetuate upriver Spring Chinook salmon migration. Still very few Springers have made the long dry trek up to the dam as only 16 have been counted so far. No “real” reports of any springers caught yet, but with flows increased by over 25% the last week, hopes are high that catches, and counts will pick up any time.

Tight lines! Romer

From the Guides Mouth:

Grants Pass guide Troy Whitaker of Troy’s Guide Service (541-761-0015) – Looks to be more of a lake time fishing for trout and bass right now until some significant Springer action takes place. “Few are fishing the lower Rogue as winter steelhead is over and Springer catches have been far and few” Troy said after spending a few days in Gold Beach last week.

Local Grants Pass guide Riley Wallace of Wallace Guide Service 541-761-2386

Riley is on sabbatical this week

Fly fishing forecast:

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

Josh reports that fly fishing for steelhead has been mediocre up in the “Holy water” (which is the short section between the Dam and the hatchery) is the best bet for late winter steelhead until trout season opens May 22nd. Reports of a big mayfly hatch going on will induce bites using mayfly patterns casted upon pocket water. Also suggested was to try some of the small lakes and ponds for stocked trout and bass with black leech and streamer patterns.

Andy Martin- Brookings Fishing Charters 541-813-1082

Andy reports that wind kept his fleet off the ocean this week and looks like the same for the weekend so not much to report on as far as ocean fishing. Monday might be the first chance in which bottom fish and halibut will be the target. Andy said that surf perch up towards Charleston has been great along with trout and bass fishing in the local lakes.

Surf Perch – Red-tail surf perch fishing has curtailed anglers due to the high winds and surf conditions. When the winds die down, it should puck right up again soon. Andy said that areas along Harris Beach, Lone Ranch and the boarder visitor center beach areas are all great access to fish. Raw shrimp, and Gulp 2” camo sand worms are baits of choice for surf perch.

Just for the Halibut– all depth halibut season opened May 1st.

See Pacific halibut sport regulations for more information.
 
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