Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fly Fishing The Upper Rogue River for Summer Steelhead and Trout

While spring salmon fishing gets a lot of attention this time of year on the upper Rogue, and rightly so, it is also a great time of year to fish for steelhead and trout. The Rogue river gets 2 runs of steelhead, one in the summer and the other in winter. They are named aptly so. Steelhead are ocean run Rainbow trout and weigh between 5 to 20 pounds. Their chrome color and powerful fight make them a highly sought after catch.

Summer steelhead are beginning to arrive now and they will be in good numbers by July. The Rogue also offers 2 types of trout, resident Rainbow and Cutthroat. The upper Rogue is now open to trout fishing and you may keep hatchery Rainbows at this time.

Currently, our fly guides are fishing for trout and early summer steelhead nymphing dry flies or side drifting. Both techniques are fairly easy to learn and enjoyable ways to fish for both the beginner and the more experienced angler.

As we move more into summer we will offer combination trips, fishing early in the day for king salmon and steelhead during the second half of the trip. 

We will fish for summer steelhead through November (and often into December). 

For more information on Rogue river fishing click here.

For our Rogue river fishing report click here.

We recently had the pleasure of being filmed while fly fishing the upper Rogue. Much thanks to Shane Stiles for his camerawork, fellow angler Andrew Mannion and guide, our newest team member, Johnny coming to us by way of Montana. Enjoy!

The Jig is Up, 2017 music by Michael Farley

Monday, June 4, 2018

Fishing The Rogue River for Spring Salmon and Summer Steelhead

After a busy week, beginning with Memorial Day weekend, the river seems to have quieted and we have seen a fairly noticeable decrease in boats on the upper Rogue river. This morning we were the only boat at the ramp, (well at least for a few minutes). One reason we love Mondays! 

Over the past few days the salmon bite has increased a bit and our guides have been catching a mix of hatchery and wild salmon and have seen more salmon being caught in general. The salmon and steelhead counts will continue to improve as we head into the summer months. 
Our guides will be fishing the Rogue river for king salmon through September and steelhead and trout through November (and possibly December).

Now is the time to fish for spring salmon and and also a great time to fly fish for steelhead and trout. 

Summer is one of our most favorite times to fish, floating the river early in the cool and quiet of the morning, before the heat of the day sets in and the hustle and bustle begins. Summer fishing offers the opportunity to catch some of the best fish of the year, Rogue river kings and our wily Rogue river summer steelhead. 


For information about salmon and steelhead seasons, click here.

For more information about our guided trips, click here.

For fishing trip price list, click here.

To speak to a guide, call 541.326.9486 or Contact Us online.