Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Kings are on their way...

Spring king salmon have entered the lower Rogue, fresh from the ocean, headed upstream to the brisk waters of the upper river to spawn. The past few seasons Springers arrived in the upper river mid April and were in decent numbers by early May. Once the 1st salmon arrive we fish for kings through fall on the upper Rogue and in late fall and early winter on the coast. About this time every year the anticipation and the excitement of salmon fishing begins to set in...for guides and guests alike.  Until then, we fish for wily winter steelhead when river conditions permit. Call anytime for a current fishing report. Brady and the guys are standing by...

While our favorite guides in Oregon are taking care of business at home, Charlie and I are still enjoying some time in Panama.  We will arrive home in a few weeks, just in time for the salmon season opener.  I've included a few more pics of our travels including Charlie enjoying a local beer with his mom, the original Brown family fish slayer.  Salud.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rogue River Fishing Report

March 2017 Rogue River Fishing Report. The Rogue and the south Umpqua are a bit high, but the weather is beautiful and is forcasted to continue which will allow the rivers to drop into perfect shape. The upper Rogue river continues to fish well despite the high water and the south Umpqua will drop into shape soon.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Catch of the Day! Panama

Charlie and I took the kayak out this morning.  The Pacific was muy tranquilo and a soft ocean breeze was at our backs.  Our 1st cast at daybreak landed us a red snapper.  Two trigger fish and a grouper and a sky full of rainbows topped off the morning.  Our lovely Panamanian neighbor cleaned our fish to perfection. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winter Steelhead season continues...

John and Rick landed a few nice winter steelhead fishing the south Umpqua on Friday.  The weather ahead looks like perfect steelheading conditions.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Upper River Winter Steelhead Fishing - Rogue & Umpqua

Fishing southern Oregon in the winter offers the opportunity to hook into wily winter steelhead. The winter rains have brought fresh fish to the top of the Rogue and upper part of the south Umpqua and provide opportunity for fishing through March and April and into May when the 1st spring salmon arrive. Winter storms at times can seem challenging when planning your winter fishing trip, but the ample water keeps the river levels perfect for a healthy summer season. There is something truly exciting about chasing winter fish in the great Pacific northwest.  Brady, Steve, Nate and the rest of the crew our happy to make your winter fishing trip dreams a reality.