Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Salmon Fishing on the Southern Oregon Coastal Rivers
It has been almost a month since we reported on the king salmon opener on the Elk and Sixes rivers here near Port Orford. The 1st storms in October flushed the sand out of the river mouths and the salmon began to swim upstream. We are now headed into the peak of salmon season, Thanksgiving to Christmas are some of the best times to fish for Elk and Sixes kings. The last few days have brought both rivers to their highest levels this season which made them unfishable for a few days, but creates perfect conditions for large numbers of fish to enter at the river mouths. 

As of November 16th there were 51 adult king Chinook salmon, 9 Jack salmon, 4 silver Coho salmon, and 1 female Chum salmon in the Elk River Salmon Hatchery.  As of this morning the traps are again full and ready to be counted.

The river conditions reported at 4:45 am this morning, by Deb of Elk and Sixes River Shuttle Service:

Elk river, 6.1 feet, cloudy green, fast flow. Not many leaves.
Sixes river, 3 feet (river level at center of 3), green top and lightly dirty bottom.

(For vehicle shuttles on the Elk or Sixes rivers contact Deb at 541.655.0319).

Looking ahead to Steelhead Fishing on the Coastal Rivers and the South Umpqua...

And, well, if you are the steelhead type we look forward to fishing for these beauties beginning in January here on the coastal rivers (the Elk, Sixes, Coquille, Millicoma, Tenmile Creek...) located between Port Orford and Coos Bay and the south Umpqua river from the towns of Tiller to Canyonville (just north of Medford/Grants Pass and south of Roseburg). We will offer guided trips in both heated drifts boats and rafts built for fishing more remote and scenic trips.

Upper Rogue River Fishing Report

Rogue river steelhead fishing continues and the recent rains have brought a fresh push of steelhead into the upper stretches of the Rogue, near Shady Cove, just outside of Medford/Ashland.  

We currently have guides fishing the upper Rogue river and the rivers of the southern Oregon coast.  

Call, text or Contact us for more information. We are always happy to talk fishing!

Happy Thanksgiving from 
Port Orford!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Water's Up, Game On! Salmon Fishing on the Elk and Sixes Rivers

Mike and Eve with the 1st king of the day.
Just in...Brady sent a pic of the 1st salmon of the day. 

The rain has brought some more fresh from the ocean king salmon into the Elk and Sixes river systems. This is the 2nd batch of salmon to make it upstream this year. With regular rain showers the rivers will stay in perfect shape for king salmon fishing now through December.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Best of Both - Steelhead on the Rogue & Salmon on the Coast


Rogue-river-steelhead-fishingRogue river fishing guides' report, November 5th - Well it's day 5 of the Rogue river steelhead season bait and tackle opener, and well, it never stops being fun. Despite the shift in weather pattern the fishing has remained consistent, and well, may have improved some since the low pressure system moved in. The fish have had some size and fight. The fall colors on the Rogue have been a perfect back drop for an action packed downriver float.  

Steelhead fishing near Medford - Ashland - Grants Pass.

Oregon coast fishing report, Sixes river fishing report, Elk river fishing report, salmon season - The low pressure system has brought some rain and as of this morning the Elk river is at two and a half feet and rising. This means the Elk should be fishable, possibly by Monday and definitely by Tuesday. The USGS prediction shows a consistent rise for the southern Oregon coastal rivers and with the prediction of continued rain should keep the Elk and Sixes in great shape. The Elk offers an abundance of hatchery, as well as native kings, and the Sixes river just minutes away offers some of the largest kings we catch all year.

Salmon fishing on the southern Oregon coast near Port Orford.


Now booking guided trips on the Rogue, the Elk and the Sixes rivers.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Upper Rogue River Steelhead Fishing - Bait & Tackle Opener

November 1st marked the bait and tackle opener on the upper Rogue river (just outside of Medford/Ashland/Grants Pass), after 2 months of being designated as fly fishing only. Guides and guests look forward to trips during the 1st two weeks of November every year as the steelhead fishing is usually quite productive and hooking into theses acrobatic and feisty fish offers the angler a great way to spend a day. 

Colton's goal was to land a bigger steelhead than his brother had in previous years, and well, he succeeded. I imagine he had some fish stories to tell when he got home. 

The 1st days of November are filled with guests who return year after year, but don't worry there is always room for more looking to enjoy the fall steelhead bite!

Our guides will be fishing for steelhead on the upper Rogue through December and on the Elk and Sixes rivers (for king salmon and steelhead) on the southern Oregon coast, near Port Orford through January.