Fishing in Oregon

Fishing in Oregon especially on the Upper and Middle Rogue rivers, is world-class, uncrowded and scenic; and an easy distance from Ashland, Oregon.

Sport fishing on the Rogue River varies greatly depending on the location. In many places, fishing is good from stream banks and gravel bars, and much of the river is also fished from boats.

Upstream of Lost Creek Lake, the main stem, sometimes called the North Fork, supports varieties of trout. Between Lost Creek Lake and Grants Pass there are major fisheries for spring and fall Chinook salmon, and Coho salmon from hatcheries, summer and winter steelhead, and large resident rainbow trout.

Fishing in Oregon

Great Fishing in Oregon on the Rogue River

Ashland Fly Shop, two blocks downhill from the Chanticleer Inn, offers full and half-day fishing trips for trout and steelhead on the Rogue River.  Their website has the latest fishing and river conditions as well as list of guides, classes and trips.

Fishing on Lake of the Woods

Westfly, a non-profit website that serves Western fly anglers, publishes interesting information on fishing in Oregon. It also provides current monthly reports on fly fishing conditions on the Upper Rogue.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife provides information on “Easy Fishing” in Oregon’s Southwest Zone. ODFW’s fish biologists have selected the following water bodies because they provide some of the best opportunities for new anglers to catch trout or warm-water fish as well as have an enjoyable outdoor experience with friends and family.  For details, such as access, directions, and services about each place follow the links:

Den­man Wildlife Area Pond
Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake
Sel­mac Lake
North Fork Rogue River
Fish Lake
Emi­grant Lake