Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer Steelhead & Salmon Fishing Has Really Picked Up This Past Week


As of the past few weeks, and in particular this past week, fishing has really picked up for both summer steelhead and salmon on the upper Rogue. It seems there are 2 main factors coming into play. The 1st being that summer steelhead have arrived in numbers in the upper river and we are starting to see the beginning of the fall run of king salmon, which is predicted to be a decent size based on ocean fish counts. The other factor is the local forest fires and the smokey air conditions which have cleared the river of many boats and bank anglers. There is a lot less pressure on the river, which has made for some productive fishing. With less pressure on the river both salmon and steelhead also have more of a chance of moving upstream. In the past few days there has been progress on the fire that affects us the most and there has been improved air quality. Guide-Charlie-and-Keanu-with-a-Rogue-river-steelhead


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If you have any questions regarding fishing or air quality near the upper Rogue we are happy to answer them.  


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Upper Rogue River Fishing Offers Something For All This Time of Year!

spring-salmon-rogue-river-oregonSalmon & Steelhead Season
There are plenty of salmon and steelhead in the upper Rogue and as we head toward the end of spring salmon season, we've begun to see the 1st fall salmon of the season arrive. The river temperature has increased by a few degrees over the past few weeks and it has noticeably improved the bite. It is only a matter of time before decent numbers of fall kings make their way to the upper river. Summer steelhead are also showing in decent numbers, well above the 10 year average, for this time of year. 
Attention All Fly Fishers!
August 1st is the day fly fishermen and women wait for all year.  The very top of the Rogue closes for salmon fishing and the upper river is designated as steelhead fishing only through the end of October.  

But don't worry if you're still looking for Chinook, salmon fishing will continue just downstream.

Whether you're interested in king salmon fishing, a combo trip for both steelhead and salmon or fly fishing for summer steelhead there are plenty of options this time of year.  As always, we'll keep you posted and feel free to contact us anytime for more information. 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rogue River Salmon Fishing Season - May Through September

Last week was a whirlwind of fishing and rafting trips and as the dust settles, it seemed time to reflect. 

Our guides are still fishing for spring salmon on the upper Rogue and as of July 1st, wild kings may be kept below Dodge Bridge Boat Ramp (near Eagle Point/south of the town of Shady Cove). It seems like we are at the point in the spring salmon season when the run is mostly comprised of wild fish, with most hatchery fish having arrived earlier in the season. Although over 700 hatchery spring Chinook have been recycled back into the fishery near, the town of Gold Hill since the last day of June, giving anglers a 2nd chance at some spring salmon. We have also seen the beginning of some regular summer steelhead catches, and since we are at the beginning of their run they are chrome bright and have a lot of fight. Our guides have been catching steelhead using both conventional (gear) and fly fishing techniques 
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We used to have 2 very distinctive runs of king Chinook salmon on the Rogue, spring and fall, but it seems now with the removal of most dams, it is one long run of kings from May through September. 

We are now at the point in the summer when we wonder if some of our catches are early fall fish, due to size and color. We have heard several predictions (based on ocean fish counts) of a large run of  "fall" Rogue river bound salmon this year and we look forward to the possibilities.  

With the heat of summer setting in it seems the perfect time for fishing, in the cool of the morning, and in the afternoon cooling off with some whitewater.