Rogue River, Upper

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
0 am
1.82/22
7 30 year
0 am
1.88/902
43.2
7 30 year
0 am
3.04/51 ↓
7 30 year
0 am
2.81/1340
41.0

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.

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.
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