The Rogue River in Southern Oregon is a popular destination for fly fishing enthusiasts. It is known for its salmon and steelhead runs, as well as its resident trout populations. The river has produced some impressive catches over the years, and here is a few notable Rogue River fly fishing records:
- Largest Steelhead: The Rogue River holds the world record for the largest steelhead caught on a fly. In 2014, Robert Hawthorne caught a steelhead weighing 35 pounds, 10 ounces.
- Largest Chinook Salmon: The largest chinook salmon caught on a fly on the Rogue River weighed 71 pounds, and was caught by Joe Howell in 2010.
- Largest Coho Salmon: The largest coho salmon caught on a fly on the Rogue River weighed 27 pounds, and was caught by Dan Dickey in 2003.
- Largest Rainbow Trout: The Rogue River holds the world record for the largest rainbow trout caught on a fly. In 2002, a 28-pound, 5-ounce rainbow trout was caught by Mike Laverty.
- Largest Brown Trout: The Rogue River is not known for producing large brown trout, but in 2013, a 20-pound brown trout was caught by Joe Koffler.
These are just a few of the notable Rogue River fly fishing records. The river continues to be a popular destination for fly anglers seeking to catch trophy fish.