Here at Rogue River Outfitters we have been enjoying the holiday season yet we cant help but notice what is happening on the Rogue. The winter steelhead fishing in the lower Rogue has been outstanding! It looks like the rain fall and higher water has slowed it a bit but next week it should clear and get right back to where it left off.
The Winter steelhead are starting to show up in the middle section of the Rogue, though high flows are making fishing difficult. The fish seem to be hugging the bank as the flows increases.
Checking the flows for the middle section of the Rogue it looks like the Rogue was at 4680 cfs on the 27th and with the latest storm it is approaching 19,000 cfs. Should be back in shape for the weekend though. So if you have a rod handy and a little extra roe or puff balls head on down to the Rogue. When the river does drop it is bound to be outstanding winter steelhead fishing.
Our season begins soon we will start in Jan. for Winter Steelhead on our Oregon Coastal rivers, primarily the Alsea, Nestucka and our favorite the Siletz. These winter steelhead average 8 to 10 pounds, 28 to 30 inches with our personal best of 28 pounds and 44 inches long. We fish from a 16 or 20 foot McKenzie River drift boat, equipped with comfortable seating and a heater for cool days.
We do our best to fish where the fish are and to match the method of fishing to the conditions of that day, these two things increase your odds tenfold. Let us do the research and preparations for your Winter Steelhead trip, we guarantee you will enjoy every minute of it. 🙂