Southern Oregon Fishing Report 3/17
Outflows from Lost Creek Dam have jumped to 1400 which will make for decent fishing above the Hwy 62 bridge near the hatchery. This is going to be the only stretch of the Rogue that will fish this weekend until Big Butte Creek starts to clear up. Look for conditions to improve early in the week with a float down to Rogue Elk possible by Monday, and maybe even Shady Cove around then as well. There should be plenty of winter steelhead around, as 446 have entered the hatchery as of March 6th.
|Phill Tripp put guide Charlie "Steelhead" Brown on this upper Rogue buck Wednesday.|
The other opportunity for winter steelhead for the weekend will be the upper Applegate. Fish were spread out from top to bottom, so there should definitely be fish up top with this storm. The Applegate drops and clears much faster than the Rogue, and even the lower section could be prime by Sunday or Monday.