Friday, July 6, 2012

Southern Oregon Fishing Report - Steven Theel Reporting

Salmon & Steelhead
Upper Rogue Springer by guide Charlie Brown
Quite a few wild springers have been getting caught below Dodge Bridge like this one by guide Charlie “Steelhead” Brown.

Upper Rogue - Most of the effort has moved down below Dodge Bridge, since that stretch opened to the retention of wild salmon last Sunday. With the hatchery run of springers mostly over, this is the best bet for anglers to catch something for the BBQ. The fish are in excellent shape still, and some larger fish are starting to show up. Both back bouncing roe, and sardine wrapped KwikFish are producing fish. The early summer steelhead are making a great showing through out the entire stretch, and can make for a great evening trip. Spoons and spinners have been best for the steelhead, but flies under a bobber are also a good bet. As of July 2nd 6,190 springers and 422 summer steelhead have returned to the collection pond at the hatchery.