Rogue River, Upper

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
11 am
1.71/18 ⇓
7 30 year
12 am
2.61/1600
55.9
7 30 year
11 am
2.22/5
7 30 year
11 am
3.50/1960
59.0

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

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


Emerger

Size 12-14 Soft Hackle, Film Critic, Hackle Stacker. Olive-brown, brown

Bankwater: surface swing

Dun

Size 12-14 Hairwing Dun, Comparadun, Sparkle Dun. Cream

Bankwater: standard dry fly

► You may encounter hatches near dusk on the fly-only Holy Water below Lost Creek Dam.

Adult

Size 12-18 Goddard Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis. Body: brown, green, dark gray; Wing: tan, brown

Egg-layer

Size 12-18 Diving Caddis, Soft Hackle. Body: brown; Wing: black

Riffles, current seams, backeddies below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph, rising nymph

Adult

Size 2-10 Woolly Bugger, Bunny Leech, Hale Bopp Leech, Possie Bugger. Black, browns, olives

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Ant



Adult

Size 10-16 Parachute Ant, Ant. Black, brown, red-brown

Trout


► The Holy Water is a sunny, bright place in August, and fishing is pretty slow until evening.

Steelhead


► This is mostly boat fishing, and the river is a bit tricky to negotiate, especially if the flows drop to around 1,000 cfs and you're drifting below Shady Cove. If you're not familiar with the river, consider hiring a guide for your first trip out.

► Fishable numbers of steelhead should have come over Gold Ray Dam by now, and August fishing can be good.

► The structure of the Rogue makes it a good place for standard steelhead nymphing flies with indicator tactics; dead-drift your flies through the slots, troughs, and pocket water.

► While much of the Rogue is not structured well for traditional tactics, there are places where it works well to swing a standard summer steelhead swinging fly.
Medford
Grants Pass
Shady Cove

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