Elk and Sixes Rivers Oregon Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
Fishing The Rogue for salmon and steelhead
Rogue River and Umpqua River Winter Steelhead Fishing
Rogue River spring salmon fishing
Southern Oregon salmon and steelhead fishing
Southern Oregon Winter Steelhead Fishing
Umpqua River Winter Steelhead Fishing
upper rogue river steelhead fishing
Winter Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
Well the 1st Rogue River spring salmon have arrived in the Upper Rogue with 112 last counted in the hatchery. The season started off a bit slow, catching one here and there but there finally seems to be enough in the river system to say springer season is here.
We have had some questions about low water levels on the Rogue, but the water is actually quite high right now and is being released regularly from the dam. This increase in water is an attempt to encourage salmon migration from the lower river before the lower section gets too warm which is detrimental to salmon. Currently the river temperature in the upper river is around 51 degrees.
Over the past weeks, Charlie seems to have had most luck bouncing shrimp and roe, although, back trolling sardine wrapped plugs has also offered success for other members of the crew.
While salmon numbers should increase through September, it's been really nice to get out this spring before the hustle and bustle of summer arrives. Heck, after this past year, it's been really nice just to get out early on the river and enjoy the sunrise in the crisp clean Oregon air.
We will be fishing for king salmon now through September on the Upper Rogue, starting with Springers near the town of Shady Cove and moving down river a bit near Gold Hill as the summer/fall kings begin to arrive in late July and into August. Summer steelhead also begin to show at that time offering another opportunity to get fish to the boat.