Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Rogue River in the Late Fall and Early Winter is a spectacular place to be. A Rogue River Fall/Winter Report.

The fish seem to be a tad late this year. November is always good on the Rogue, but this year it seems to be better than the past. it defiantly out fished October for us. If you still haven't satisfied your steelhead sweet tooth you might want to give the Rogue a try. At around 1000 cfs  at Dodge Bridge its running low and cold, but there are a bunch of fish. Typically I like to hit shallower runs, that are warmed by the sun early in the day, this time of year as that seems to be where the active fish are. Swing your intermediate heads, heavy tips, and big dark flies for best results. Try to present your fly as slow as you can and in the seam as long as you can. I swim my flies more this time of year than the traditional down and across. Of course, if your a nymph fisherman you will find fish everywhere.

The Rogue is a gem this time of year. there are days you can have a whole mile of river to yourself, fishing over a ton of steelhead and silvers. Fishing will hold steady until we see our first winter run fish sometime in late January.

The Winter Brutes will march up the river through out January till May. So there is a ton of fishing in front of us, Make plans to hit one of the best steelhead gems in Oregon -- Experience the drag ripping solitude of the Rogue.

The Rogue River...A pot of Gold

Fish On!


Rogue Fish Food

Ted can handle a Spey Rod.

A little Rogue Love.