Tuesday, September 18, 2018

'Tis the season for Rogue river steelhead fishing

This year fall seems to have arrived a bit early with beautiful sunny mild days. Summer steelhead are in decent numbers in the upper Rogue and it has made for idyllic floats down the river. The uppermost section of the river is currently limited to steelhead and trout fishing using artificial flies, using either fly gear or a spin reel and rod.  

John, our head fly guide has been fishing the past few days on the upper river, just north of Shady Cove finding success using both stoneflies and caddis, nymphing with an indicator.  


Just downstream Charlie, Brady, John and Brandon have been salmon and steelhead fishing, where you can use lures and bait, between the towns of Gold Hill and Grants Pass. It is typical for fresh fall salmon to continue arriving in the middle Rogue through September.


Summer steelhead fishing on the upper Rogue will continue through the fall and into early winter and often peaks the 1st few weeks of November.

We are getting to that time of year when Charlie and I move to the coast to get ready for salmon fishing on the Elk and Sixes rivers. 

During October, November, December and January we will have guides fishing the rivers of the southern Oregon coast, the upper Rogue and the south Umpqua. 

For more information or

to book a guided fishing trip contact us at 541.326.9486 or Online.


After the busy days of summer and before our move to the coast, we often try to take a bit of a break and are so grateful we have a handful of great guides to cover for us while we do so.  Charlie has for the past year been planning a trek across Oregon, south to north, self-propelled - bike, hike and boat - with Button (our little dog) and I as his support crew. He started his journey last Friday at the border of California and was joined for the ride down Mount Ashland by our good friend Fred. On Saturday morning he left Ashland by bike and made it to the Rogue river just south of the town of Shady Cove. Yesterday he biked his way to the Rogue River Trail. We think 4 or 5 days hiking to Diamond Lake and then another 4 or 5 days on the Pacific Crest Trail to ODell Lake. Then a bit more biking before we raft the Deschutes river to the Columbia river at the top of the state. We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement and will keep you posted on our journey.