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. I thought their 1st hand knowledge might be of interest.  

March 23, 2018 10:30 am

Upper Rogue River near Shady Cove
River level at Dodge Bridge 1700 cfs
River temperature: 43 F 
Water condition: The side creeks are a bit muddy and the river has some color. 

The river is predicted to rise fairly high Friday and Saturday and will be at perfect levels starting Monday and for the week to follow. The Applegate should be fishable Sunday and Monday.
  • Steelhead count in the hatchery as of 3/21/18
    • Rogue river fish counts
      • Winter steelhead 188
      • Summer steelhead 3597
    • Applegate winter steelhead 4
88 winter steelhead have entered the hatchery in the last week. 75 entered the week before.  Winter steelhead fishing is picking up on the upper Rogue river.

Middle Rogue River near Grants Pass

River flow at Grants Pass: 3330 cfs 
River temperature: 46.2 F
Water condition: 23 NTU (Below 5 is considered good)

The river should be on the decline and in great fishing shape by Monday and for the week ahead.

Rogue river steelhead fishing has been good on the middle Rogue and improving on the upper Rogue. Check out our blog for the best catches of the week.

Rogue river fishing report courtesy of
Fishing The Rogue guides
Army Core of Engineers, William L. Jess Dam
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Grants Pass Water Division