Rogue River, Upper

River Levels

GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
11 am
1.85/18
7 30 year
11 am
2.19/1170
43.2
7 30 year
11 am
2.83/40
7 30 year
11 am
3.01/1540
42.1

 

 

December Tips

Trout


► The Holy Water below Lost Creek Dam is worth a try for its plump trout. Carry midge, blue-winged olive, and leech patterns.

Steelhead


► As the water temperature drops into the low 40s, steelhead will not chase down your fly. So if you're nymphing, make sure your fly is truly dead-drifting; even a little drag will kill your chances.

► Steelheading can be good in December. These are summer-run fish that are typically three to six pounds.

Traditional tactics with standard winter steelhead swinging flies will work, but in many runs you're better off with indicator tactics tactics and standard steelhead nymphing flies.

General


► Look for flows at Dodge Bridge that are under 2,000 cfs before you head for the water. If water quality is poor, try fishing above Casey Park. This puts you above Butte Creek, a major source of turbid water after a storm.

 

Other Months

What to expect in 

 

 

Other Rivers or Lakes

 

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Weather

Medford
Grants Pass
Shady Cove

 

Other Info Sources

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