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Rogue River, Upper

Thursday, May 28, 2:37 p.m. PDT


Current River Levels

For 7-day, 30-day, and one-year graphs, click bold type below.

GAGE LOCATION

DAY/YEAR
GRAPHS

CURRENT
STAGE/FLOW

WHAT TIME

S Fk Rogue / Prospect

7 30 year

1.05 / 28

1 pm

Rogue / Cole Rivers Hatchery

7 30 year

3.30 / 2270

1 pm

Elk Ck / near Trail

7 30 year

2.33 / 30

1 pm

Rogue / Dodge Bridge

7 30 year

3.59 / 2590

1 pm


Weather

Click bold type for weather from NOAA, Accuweather, or The Weather Channel

CITY

Medford

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC

Grants Pass

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC

Shady Cove

NOAA

Accuweather

TWC


What to Expect in May

How to use this section.


Hatches divided by half-month.  Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

HATCH

NYMPH/
LARVA

PUPA/
EMERGER

DUN/
ADULT

EGG-
LAYER

Blue-winged olive

Green drake

March brown

Salmonfly

Midge

Leech


The Rogue gets a nice caddis hatch in May, both in the mainstem and in the fly-only Holy Water below Lost Creek Dam. Use size 12 patterns. Trout fishing is closed in the mainstem of the Rogue, but you can fish for half-pounders (immature steelhead); just release your catch.

At the very end of May or in early June, the salmonflies should start hatching in the Rogue "Holy Water," the short fly-fishing-only section below Lost Creek Dam. Look for female stoneflies to drop to the surface in the evening to lay their eggs; that's the best time to fish here. Good flies are MacSalmons and Clarks Stoneflies.

There will be some early-arriving summer steelhead this month, as well as spring chinook. Some winter steelhead are available until mid-month, but they should be left alone to spawn and return to the ocean. So big, fresh anadromous fish are around, but realize that it's low-percentage fishing until August.

For more on May tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

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Other Info Sources

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The Ashland Fly Shop 541-488-6454
Online report


Feature Articles

Fishing the Upper Rogue with Todd Osterson


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