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Rogue River, Upper

Thursday, June 30, 4:42 a.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

1.21 / 20

3 am

Rogue / Cole Rivers Hatchery

7 30 year

2.83 / 1770

3 am

Elk Ck / near Trail

7 30 year

2.20 / 9.70

3 am

Rogue / Dodge Bridge

7 30 year

3.40 / 2270

3 am


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 June

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

Caddis

Salmonfly

Midge

Leech


Some summer steelhead always move into the river in June, but the real fishing for these big migratory rainbows won't start until August. This month, the primary action will be trout fishing on the short fly-fishing-only "Holy Water" section just below Lost Creek Dam, where the salmonfly hatch lasts most of the month.

The best salmonfly fishing is near dusk as egg-laying females drop to the river in big numbers and trout go nuts. Anglers go nuts, too, and this is a crowded fishery. Most folks do it wrong: they cast and cast and cast, and never take a break until they pack up for home. You're better off to stake out your patch of water (anglers are usually just a cast apart), and cast a MacSalmon or Clarks Stonefly to a rising fish whose position you know (and can cast to) precisely; use a downstream presentation. After you've caught a fish (or cast enough to put down all the trout within range), stop fishing until trout are once more actively rising in front of you. If you do this, you'll spend less time fishing, but you'll catch more fish.

Trout in the upper river (below the Holy Water section) are not large, but they are active and aggressive at this time. Skating, swinging, and drifting attractor patterns is effective. Don't even THINK of trying to fish near where the salmon anglers are fishing, especially if they're bank anglers; you'd be lucky to escape with your life.

For more on June 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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