The warm summer weather we’re having is about to leave, and June is going to start out unseasonably cool. The fishing hasn’t been spectacular lately, and hopefully the change doesn’t hamper the bite any. Either way though, it will be a great week to get out on the water with out having to worry about over heating.
Salmon & Steelhead
|The springers have remained in excellent shape like
this one by guide Charlie “Steelhead” Brown
Upper Rogue – Fishing for springers has remained fairly consistent, but not great. The bump up in outflows, coupled with the weather change we will be experiencing the next few days, isn’t going to help the bite any either. Most boats are averaging 2-3 fish a day with a few other opportunities thrown in. Luckily those fish that are being caught are still in excellent shape and should stay that way for a couple more weeks. Roe continues to out fish KwikFish, but k13’s are still producing a few springers. A few more summer steelhead have also shown up, although it’s still extremely early to start targeting them. As of May 23rd 1,331 springers and 15 summer steelhead had reached the hatchery collection pond, and 345 springers were recycled down to the Gold Hill boat ramp. Retention of wild salmon remains closed from the old Gold Ray Dam site to the hatchery.
Middle Rogue – Salmon fishing remains spotty with the what little action there has been coming from Rainie Falls, and Hayes Falls. Things should remain the same throughout the month until the late springers and summer steelhead start to show up in good numbers towards July. Retention of wild salmon is now allowed below the old Gold Ray Dam site.
Lower Rogue – The late springer fishing has slowed down, but boats are still finding 1-3 fish a day. Those having success have been catching fish on both Rogue Bait Rigs as well as spinners. Look for the fishing to remain pretty much the same until the lower river hits 70 degrees, and then things will shift to trolling the bay.
|Guide Rob Yuen found this chunky trout
at Diamond Lake today
Diamond Lake experienced a massive midge hatch this past week which completely shut off the trout bite. Things should start to pick back up this weekend, and the 100 fish days will be common place again. Anglers will have the best luck fishing PowerBait on the bottom with a 2-4ft leader in 15-20 feet of water. Trolling and fly fishing should also be good.
Howard Prairie, Fish Lake, and Lake of the Woods have all been fishing fairly well recently for trout. Those fishing in shallow or from the bank have reported catching limits using PowerBait on the bottom.