1-21-12 Well, we got what we asked for with this storm. Lots of high water all around the region. Lots of happy, splashing fish on the move now - we’ll see what the deal is once flows settle down, not sure when that will be though as there is more wet stuff in the forseeable forecast. Time to tie some flies!!
Click here to visit this usgs site where you can scroll over these plot points and get flows.
10-18-11 Fishing has picked up and we are seeing some great results as fresh fish continue their migration up the Rogue. As per usual, nymph fishing under an indicator out of a driftboat is putting impressive numbers up on the Rogue. Swinging flies is still producing well in likely spots but as the water temps in the river cool and more fish move into the deeper slots nymph fishing becomes very effective. Weather is stable and very comfortable and looks to be that way for a while. Must be October in the Rogue Valley - Wish you were here!
9-29-11 Things are going to change a bit for the better in the next week as far as our local fishing is concerned. The first of our rains are scheduled to arrive Sunday and continue intermittently through the week. It’s a welcome change as we have had lingering warm, dry weather and everything, including the fishing, feels a little stale as of late. I would be surprised if this will effect river levels much as the ground will be able to absorb a lot of water before letting it go into the streams. What it will do is get a lot of fish that have been hunkered down waiting for a change like this on the move again. And thats a good thing. Please call the shop for up to minute conditions - 541 488 6454.
From the weather service:
… Significant weather changes expected this weekend through
early next week…
Warm and dry Summer-like weather will come to an end this weekend
as the leading edge of a large and deepening trough of low
pressure reaches the area. Temperatures will drop to near normal
values this weekend with periods of cloudiness and some showers on
the west side… primarily on Saturday. High Mountain areas above
6500 feet elevation such as Mount Shasta will experience moderate
to strong and gusty southwest winds Friday and Saturday.
Late Sunday through Wednesday a series of wet and potent weather
systems will move across the entire forecast area bringing gusty
south winds… significant precipitation… and much cooler
temperatures. During this time period 2 to 5 inches of rain is
likely to fall in coastal areas… 1 to 3 inches across the
interior west side and mountains from the Cascades westward… and
a half inch to an inch and a half across the east side.
4-17 It has pretty much been raining in our area non-stop since yesterday. Warm rain on snow kind of rain - though it’s cooling off now. I had all my stuff in the car to swing flies at the hatchery run after work today for a couple hours but pulled up a graph with a blue line going straight up in the air that was the Lost Creek outflow. Bummer…
Click here to go to the Reclamation web page where I got this image - scroll over the dam icons to get the inflow/outflow numbers.
We find ourselves almost dead center between Steelhead runs in the Upper River. Theres always a few fish finning about just below the hatchery and the flows have come down nicely. The best time to go fishing is the time you have to go…
Snuck down to the Klamath Monday and found a couple. Though smaller they really made my day. Flows are perfect - holding stable at 1300 cfs.
Rogue was kind to me again Monday as I made it out for an afternoon session. River is dropping back into shape after a decent flushing from the last storm that marched through here. Conditions are probably best higher up on the river (hint, hint), but good flows should be found throuought.