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. 


May 26, 2018

June 2-3 is free fishing weekend and you won't need a license, tag or endorsement to fish anywhere in Oregon that's open to fishing.

Upper Rogue River near Shady Cove
Lost Creek Lake inflow: 1877 CFS
Lost Creek Lake outflow: 2269 CFS
Average river temperature: 51 F 
River level at Dodge Bridge: 2410 CFS
Water condition: Clear
Middle Rogue River near Grants Pass
River flow at Grants Pass: 2760 CFS 
River temperature: 55 F
Water condition: 5 NTU (Good)

The river temperature dropped overnight. The river level has steadied and a warming trend is predicted for the week ahead starting today.

To view the river condition in real time near Baker Park in Grants Pass click here.


Rogue river fish counts as of May 23rd.
  • Spring Chinook king salmon 858
  • Summer steelhead 32
  • Winter steelhead 2081

378 hatchery spring Chinook have been counted as arriving in the hatchery since the last fish count on May 21st.

All wild salmon, steelhead and trout must be released at this time. 
Oregon sport fishing regulations for the southwest zone.

Salmon flies are here and it should be a good time to dry fly fish using these patterns for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

The Holy Waters, above Cole M. Rivers Hatchery, is open for trout fishing and our fly guides report has been productive for rainbow trout. Trout fishing is now open on the Rogue. 

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports: 

  • Fishing continues to be hot at Diamond Lake.
  • Plenty of trout stocking this week in anticipation of the holiday weekend. Highlights include Applegate Reservoir (15,500 fish), Howard Prairie Reservoir (7,450) and Willow Lake (6,500).
  • The weekly trout stocking of the Rogue River above Lost Creek Reservoir begins this week and will continue through the summer.
https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/southwest-zone