|
|
|
MailTribune.com
  • Seasonal fishing changes on upper Rogue start Sunday

  • The annual switch to flies-only fishing begins Sunday on the upper Rogue River, but this year it brings a twist that won't make chinook salmon anglers happy.
    • email print
  • The annual switch to flies-only fishing begins Sunday on the upper Rogue River, but this year it brings a twist that won't make chinook salmon anglers happy.
    The new lower boundary for the upper Rogue is Fisher's Ferry boat ramp and not the old Gold Ray Dam site, thus eliminating a popular early-September chinook fishery from the former dam's deadline to the boat ramp.
    Chinook fishing normally remained open through September below the dam, offering about a mile of fishable water for fall chinook that's no longer available.
    The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission last year changed the deadline as part of housekeeping rules that followed the dam's 2010 removal.
    So it's now no chinook fishing and flies-only for steelhead from the ramp up to Cole Rivers Hatchery. That rule remains in effect until Nov. 1, when the waters from the Shady Cove boat ramp to Fisher's Ferry will open to artificial flies and lures.
    Upstream of the Shady Cove ramp remains flies-only through December.
Reader Reaction
      • calendar