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Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports

9/13/19
 
Applegate
Closed to Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Sea run cutthroat are around in good numbers. Hit deep edges with over hanging trees. Typical tout nymphs and streamers continue to produce.
 
Upper Rogue
Count in the hatchery as of 9/11 is 2,571 summer steelhead. Water flow has stabilized, current outflow is 1250cfs, 54.2 degrees. Swinging smaller more natural traditionals continues to produce, with best catches being on nymphs. Spring Chinook are beginning to get active. Expect spawning to get going this week,  so dead drifting a heavy stonefly like a Foxy Brown with an egg pattern would be a good bet.
 
Middle Rogue
Good numbers of fish for this early in the season, water temps are still warm so best fishing will continue to be early and late. The rain forecasted should really help the bite.  Dead drifting large weighted stones with small nymph droppers will be best. Swinging smaller traditionals in more natural neutral colors in the morning and evenings off a sink tip would be a good bet also.
 
Lower Rogue
Much better halfpounder numbers this week.  Swing small traditional patterns, smaller the better, off a sink tip till the flows and temperatures drop. Good numbers of salmon went up this week.  Hopefully the weather change we could see more Chinooks and a few Coho finally show up.
 
Diamond Lake
Continues to be very solid, expect fish to get a little more aggressive with the water temperature drop from the weekends weather. Black leeches with a little red, and the typical chrironomids will continue to produce.
 
Williamson River
September is often the best month of the year, traffic drops, air temps drop, and some bigger fish usually arrive. Stubby stone, zebra midges, mico leeches, trico's, BWO's.
 
Wood River
Hopper time! Hopper fishing has been good up high, and expect to see a good push of rainbows in the lower when the weather changes.
 
Klamath Lake
Picked up a bit, fish have gotten a little more active with the cooler water. Stripping black, and Olive/Orange leeches.
 

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