June continues to pump out more beautiful upper Rogue River Spring Chinook. The two recent dam removals have made a noticiable difference in the quality of fish along the upper stretches. Check out these chrome bright dimes that were caught back-bouncing eggs 150 miles upstream from the ocean. These fish were released to continue their journey; but you can now retain wild fish below Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp. Productive fishing below there can be found along the stretches near Gold Hill, OR.
Some people may be concerned with what the quality of fish will be like this far inland; but it's important to remember that the Rogue River is very cold even during the hottest months of year. This provides ideal conditions for the big healthy salmon and steelhead that harbor here.
The fishing will contuinue to stay great all throughout the Summer months and into the Fall time. Spring Chinook will be around until the Fall when they begin to spawn. Where by then, there will be solid numbers of Fall Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) making their way to their spawning grounds.
Summer steelhead are also showing up now and will continue to flood upstream by the thousands until December, making a great mixed bag of fish for anglers throughout the year. As of today 6/21/13 there are 20 summer steelhead that have made it to the hatchery already, this is a sign of a great run of Summer Steelhead again this year.
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