Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017 Southern Oregon Fishing Season Report

We started the week rather smokey from the wildfires burning in northern California and southern Oregon. None of the fires are too close, but the dry hot conditions kept the smoke hovering in the Rogue valley. Some guests and guides braved the conditions (some understandably postponed their trips to future, less smokey dates), but those who fished landed some sizable Rogue river kings and enjoyed the river regardless. 

southern-Oregon-fishing

fishing-southern-Oregon

By mid week a low pressure system moved into the area and with decreased temperatures and some rain, the air cleared in the valley.

It is so nice to again fish the Rogue under blue skies! 

We took advantage of some of the beautiful blue sky days to enjoy some catch and release fly fishing trips on the upper river. This is a great time of year, as you fish for steelhead, to observe salmon sitting on their spawning beds in numbers. We never tire of seeing nature in all its wonder.  There are still plenty of fall salmon to catch in the middle Rogue and fresh steelhead throughout the river system.

Here is a link to stay current on Oregon's air quality conditions.

With the onset of fall, we begin to think about the fishing seasons ahead. The conditions are ideal in southern Oregon for year round fishing.

For more information about 
Southern Oregon fishing seasons click here
Rogue river salmon and steelhead fishing click here
Oregon coast salmon fishing click here
Umpqua river winter steelhead fishing click here

Yesterday, Facebook reminded me of the 1st salmon I caught back bouncing, while fishing the middle Rogue in September. Before this day I wasn't quite a believer in the technique lol, but my how things have changed! 
Fishing-The-Rogue

Fishing-The-Rogue
Happy fall fishing!   -Rochelle & Charlie