As of today, December 1st, 2012 the Lost Creek Lake in flow is 4,524 CFS (Cubic Feet per Second) and the out flow is 2,500 CFS. There are 3,972 summer steelhead that have made their way into the hatchery bins and 1,634 Coho (Silver) Salmon.
The upper mile of river above Big Butte Creek is still fishable and you will find most anglers that are cluttered in the area having good success.
After the rain slows down and the river is back on the drop, I except the upper 20 miles of river to still be holding solid numbers of fish on into mid December.
The frogs are still singing here in Southern Oregon so more rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days. After that would be an excellent time to book you sport fishing adventure on the upper Rogue River.
Late December marks the time of year when we begin targeting trophy winter steelhead on the middle Rogue and South Umpqua Rivers. January through April is best, but an eager angler can get into good fish in late December as well. (Depending on the Water Levels) These fish are big, chrome, and mean; be ready to experience 70 yards of line torn from your reel very quickly.
If your're interested in catching late summer steelhead and Coho Salmon on the upper Rogue River or trophy winter steelhead on the middle Rogue and South Umpqua Rivers, give me a call at...
(541) 613 8754 or click this link http://www.rogueriversportfishing.com/p/book-trip.html which will bring you straight to my "Contact Us" form.
Thanks and we'll see you on the water. Tight lines!