Every month of the year anadromous fish can be found entering the Rogue River. Early arriving spring salmon can be found with the last of the winter steelhead. Summer steelhead swim upstream with the end of the spring salmon. Salmon swim beside the first of the fall steelhead. And the cycle repeats -- as it has for thousands of years.
Summer steelhead enter the Rogue beginning in May, and move upstream quickly. By July, good numbers of these fish can be found in the Upper Rogue.
Fall steelhead peak during the later summer days of September and Octomber.
Winter steelhead enter the Rogue starting in November. These fish continue to enter the system and push upstream from December through March. The bright "chrome" colored winter steelhead tend to be larger than their summer-run brethren.