Oregon's Upper Rogue in Spring

March 28, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Most cutthroat in the lower Rogue and Illinois rivers are sea-runs, whose life history mirrors steelhead, including time in the ocean and a river return for spawning. The vast majority of upper Rogue cutthroats are called ‘fluvials.’ They use the main-stem Rogue like the sea, dropping into the Rogue to feed most of the year before heading into tributaries like Elk Creek to spawn.” Mark Freeman writes about what serious anglers do on the Upper Rogue when steelhead are scarce. In the Oregon Mail Tribune.