Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fishing Guides' report for our Favorite Southern Oregon Rivers

Elk and Sixes rivers fishing guides' report -  We have been busy fishing the Elk and Sixes rivers for king salmon through the month of November.  In years past December would, as expected, offer plenty of storms to keep the rivers in great fishing shape but the past week has been blue skies, brilliant sunshine and warm days. Perfect weather for spending time at the beach, but causing the rivers to become fairly low and clear.  Rain is predicted for the 16th and 17th and we assume more to follow, as is a more typical weather pattern for the southern Oregon coast. A bit of rain will raise the river levels and allow more salmon to enter at the river mouths. Until then we will enjoy the sunny days and endless outdoor activities the Oregon coast offers.

Rogue river fishing guides' report -  Brady spent the past week fishing on the upper Rogue just north of Medford and found plenty of  summer steelhead in the river willing to bite a fly or yarnie. The Rogue river is almost always fishable since it is regulated by a dam and offers winter fishing opportunities. The Rogue was a popular spot for those wishing to get outdoors and fish over the Thanksgiving weekend and is a nice way to spend time during the December holidays. Winter steelhead usually arrive in the middle and upper Rogue river during late winter and early spring.

Umpqua river fishing guides' report - We have heard from fellow guides that winter steelhead have started to show on the north Umpqua and the main stem of the river.  In the next few weeks they should be showing in numbers and in the south Umpqua shortly after.  Umpqua river steelhead are some of the biggest and brightest in all of Oregon. Our guides enjoy side drifting, fly fishing and running small plugs for these wiley Umpqua winter fish.

For questions regarding winter and early spring fishing trips, please call, text or contact us online.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winter Fishing in Oregon on the Elk, Sixes, Rogue and Umpqua

Thank you Judd and Melanie for the video!

We are still fishing the Elk, Sixes and Rogue rivers. The Elk and Sixes, on the southern Oregon coast, for salmon and the Rogue near Shady Cove (Medford/Ashland) for steelhead. The Elk and Sixes (just minutes apart), one or the other and occasionally both rivers have been consistently fishable this past week. We have had several storms punctuated by dry days. The rivers have been fairly busy with boats and anglers. The salmon caught have been mostly bright and all have cut out deep salmon red. 

Looking to do some winter salmon fishing in Oregon? Now's the time!  We will be fishing for Elk and Sixes river salmon through the end of the year.  

Brady will return to being a Rogue river fishing guide for the next week, headed back to the Rogue Valley for some fishing trips on the upper Rogue, fly fishing and side-drifting for steelhead.  I will offer a fishing report for the Rogue soon.  

Guides have reported that winter steelhead have been caught on the north Umpqua river, signaling the very beginning of the steelhead season on the Umpqua river. 

We are now booking winter steelhead trips for the south Umpqua.  We will be fishing the Umpqua river January through March.

Charlie with a king he caught using his new Rogue Rod.



For the best times and locations for winter and spring steelhead and salmon fishing check out our seasons page.

I have added a new page to the website, Elk and Sixes Rivers' Fishing Report, which has current river conditions.

And, finally, if you are headed out for a trip down the Rogue, on your own, for a day of fishing or rafting and need your car moved from the put-in to the take-out we highly recommend Rogue River Shuttles.