- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Fishing restrictions intended to protect salmon, steelhead and trout from lethally warm water conditions have been lifted for the lower and middle sections of the Rogue River.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that cooler weather and the release of extra water from Lost Creek Dam to help fall chinook migrate upriver to spawn have returned river conditions to normal for August.

The department cut off afternoon and evening fishing on most rivers in Oregon in July when a heat wave and record low snowpack produced very low and warm river conditions that were potentially lethal to fish.

Lifting the restrictions means that anglers can resume fishing from an hour before dawn to an hour after sunset on the Rogue.

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