Carefully playing an upper Rogue River summer steelhead in the cold.
Landing an upper Rogue summer steelhead in late January
Long, wide runs on the upper Rogue River
Landing a late summer steelhead on the upper Rogue River
While the lower Rogue was dirty, bait water at best around Medford, we found the far upper Rogue River cleared the further up you went. We also found the late running summer steelhead plentiful. We connected with both gear and flies. The Rogue flies that were working were the Carpetbaggers and the Beadhead G.R. Hare’s Ear Nymph. The weather conditions were cold, but I’ve seen it worse. Tolerable to say the least for late January…especially made warmer with the catching!