The Hatchery Hole is Closed to All Fishing Through July 31

Rogue River- Upper - Medford, OR (Jackson County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-9-2021
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The Hatchery Hole, which encompasses the reach of river from Cole Rivers Hatchery Blocker Dam to 1,200 feet downstream, is currently closed to ALL FISHING through July 31. In the remainder of the upper Rogue, only hatchery steelhead and hatchery spring Chinook can be retained.

Anglers are mostly targeting spring Chinook in the upper River right now. Only hatchery Chinook may be retained. Plugs wrapped with an anchovy/herring are usually the ticket. There are still hatchery steelhead around as well.

Trout fishing on the mainstem Rogue is open. Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be retained. Summer steelhead are starting to show and cutthroat fishing has been very good. 

As of June 9, two more winter steelhead entered the ladder at Cole Rivers Hatchery, bringing this year’s total to 1,556 fish and pretty close to being the end of the run. Additionally, 88 spring Chinook also entered the ladder at Cole Rivers Hatchery, bringing the year’s total to 255 fish. Ten additional summer steelhead entered the ladder bringing the total to 12 fish for the year.                                                                        

Flows have decreased from last week and are 2,457 cfs coming out of William L. Jess Dam.  The McCloud gauge is reading 2,510 cfs with temperatures in the low 50s. It should be easier for drift boaters to hold in pools and runs when backbouncing.

Locally-owned and operated tackle and fly shops in Medford, Shady Cove, and Ashland have excellent gear and very fresh bait, local flies and knowledge that is specific to the Rogue and to your particular technique. Go check them out and offer them support during this time.

For the latest fish counts, call into the Lost Creek Reservoir hotline or check the MyODFW.com fish counts page.

For the most current releases of water out of Lost Creek Reservoir, call 1-800-472-2434. For real time streamflow from USGS gauges on the Rogue click here.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 9th

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Junction City Pond: There Will Be Construction Work on the Junction City Pond Parking Lot Between June 16 and June 18
Leaburg Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
McKenzie River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Trout
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Anglers Report Fair Fishing With Catch Rates Picking Up over The Last Couple Weeks
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Deschutes River: Anglers Report Fair Fishing in The Mornings and Evenings
Fall River: The River Will Be Stocked Again With Rainbow Trout This Week
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Odell Lake: Anglers Report Fair Fishing For Kokanee and Good Fishing For Lake Trout
Paulina Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing For Kokanee and Brown Trout
Three Creek Lake: Anglers Report Good Fishing
Wickiup Reservoir: Five Kokanee Per Day in Addition to Daily Trout Limit
McNary Channel Ponds: About 2,000 Legal and 100 Trophy Trout Will Be Stocked This Week
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Kilchis River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Miami River: Trout Fishing in Streams Opened on May 22
Nehalem River: Not Much Going on This Time of Year on The Nehalem
Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing on Tillamook Bay Remained on the Slow Side of Fair This Past Week
Trask River: The Trask Continued to Be Fair For Spring Chinook
Wilson River: Fishing on The Wilson Remains Slow
Agate Lake: Agate Lake Is At 72 Percent Capacity
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Really Picked Up in The Last Few Weeks
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Has Been Fishing Very Good

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