Rogue River, Upper

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
S Fk Rogue
Prospect
6 pm 3.70/439 ↓ 7 30 year
Rogue
Cole Rivers Hatchery
6 pm 5.04/4210 43.3 7 30 year
Elk Ck
near Trail
6 pm 5.12/525 ↓ 7 30 year
Rogue
Dodge Bridge
6 pm 5.40/6350 46.0 7 30 year
forecast

 

What to Expect in March

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Blue-winged olive
March brown
Salmonfly
Midge
Leech

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

 

Look for river levels of 2,000 cfs or less at Dodge Bridge. When flows look good, head for the river with some Egg Flies and Egg Sucking Leeches . Present them near the bottom, using indicator tactics for the former and traditional tactics for the latter.

The lower Rogue is also fishable, of course, and there are some nice fly-fishing runs in the Galice area.

On the Holy Water, look for blue-winged olive and midge hatches. You can also generate some grabs if you present a leech pattern on a surface swing. Good weather brings out the anglers, so don't expect to be alone.

March brown hatches can be very strong on this river, and trout fishing is allowed in the mainstem until the end of the month.

For more information on March fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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NOAA, Accuweather, Weather Channel
Medford noaa
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Grants Pass noaa
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Shady Cove noaa
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Other Info Sources

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