Here’s the mid-week look at Spring salmon on the upper Rogue River. There is a lot of water flowing. I checked the CFS this day at 4,400. That didn’t discourage me for I was headed for a gravel bar again. There was a fresh beauty to the Rogue Valley skyline.
While the Rogue River flow is up, the tributaries have diminished. This is a good time to check and learn the basalt rock bottom. Knowledge like that can come in handy when one has to cross at a higher future flow.
The Rogue’s flow swelled along the river banks. A wide flooded area offers opportunity to fish many migration lanes. With the Rogue’s Spring chinook count only up to about 1,300, there just has not been a lot of movement to note.
The Salmonbagger was fished extensively. Naturally the G.R. Hare’s Ear was attached as a dropper fly.
Spring fills me with energy and optimism. There is no fresher time of year.