Wildflowers growing along the banks of the Rogue River
Sunny, bright skies graced the Rogue Valley today and the scenery along the Rogue River was just gorgeous. The television weatherman had warned that the UV index was high, so I lathered on the 30 SPF Sport sun cream. The fish must have felt the extreme rays too, for the bite was very off. I had one real good pull to a Steelhead Muddler that left me scratching my head. On days like this you don’t want to flub any opportunity to make a catch. The Rogue is flowing about 3000 CFS with nearly 7,000 chinook salmon counted into the upper river system and the latest summer steelhead count stands at 168 fish. I did take the time to pull over and admire the beautiful flowers growing in abundance along the banks. Not far from this spot I also found a large fairy ring of puffball mushrooms springing from a high bank field. I put a couple photos of the puffball fungi up on the Wild Edible Mushroom page.