Rogue River Fishing Report

We at Fishing The Rogue are a Rogue river based fishing guide service. The Rogue is a consistent year-round fishery and our guides are on the river most days of the week and monitor river conditions closely. 

September 21, 2018

Upper Rogue River near Shady Cove
Lost Creek Lake inflow: 987 CFS
Lost Creek Lake outflow: 1225 CFS 
Average river temperature: 52 F 
River level at Dodge Bridge: 1300 CFS
Water condition: Clear
Middle Rogue River near Grants Pass
River flow at Grants Pass: 1140 CFS
River temperature: 55 F
Water condition: 2 NTU 
To view the river condition in real time near Baker Park in Grants Pass click here.


Rogue river fish counts as of September 18th.
  • Spring Chinook king salmon 4927
  • Summer steelhead 1617
  • Fall Chinook king salmon 24

Rogue River Salmon Fishing
As of September 1st, Chinook king salmon fishing is closed from Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp (Gold Hill) upstream to the Cole Rivers Hatchery. Salmon fishing is allowed downstream of Gold Hill. 

Fall salmon are present in the upper and middle Rogue.  

On October 1st, the regulations for salmon fishing change again. You may fish for salmon below Hog Creek Boat Ramp, just downstream of Grants Pass to the mouth of the river at Gold Beach.

Rogue River Steelhead Fishing
September 1st through October 31st between Cole Rivers Hatchery to Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp you are allowed to use artificial flies only when fishing for steelhead and trout. Any type of rod and reel and a bubble may be used. Added weights or attachments are not allowed. The regulations change again on November 1st.

Only hatchery steelhead are to be retained. If trout fishing, only hatchery Rainbow trout may be kept. Wild steelhead, rainbows and all cutthroat trout must be released. 
Oregon sport fishing regulations for the southwest zone.

Check out our blog for more details and our current catch.