Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Guide's Fishing Trip Report for the Elk, Sixes, and Upper Rogue Rivers

Salmon Fishing on the Southern Oregon Coastal Rivers
It has been almost a month since we reported on the king salmon opener on the Elk and Sixes rivers here near Port Orford. The 1st storms in October flushed the sand out of the river mouths and the salmon began to swim upstream. We are now headed into the peak of salmon season, Thanksgiving to Christmas are some of the best times to fish for Elk and Sixes kings. The last few days have brought both rivers to their highest levels this season which made them unfishable for a few days, but creates perfect conditions for large numbers of fish to enter at the river mouths. 

As of November 16th there were 51 adult king Chinook salmon, 9 Jack salmon, 4 silver Coho salmon, and 1 female Chum salmon in the Elk River Salmon Hatchery.  As of this morning the traps are again full and ready to be counted.

The river conditions reported at 4:45 am this morning, by Deb of Elk and Sixes River Shuttle Service:

Elk river, 6.1 feet, cloudy green, fast flow. Not many leaves.
Sixes river, 3 feet (river level at center of 3), green top and lightly dirty bottom.

For the most current conditions please check our Elk river fishing report and Sixes river fishing report here.

(For vehicle shuttles on the Elk or Sixes rivers contact Deb at 541.655.0319).

Looking ahead to Steelhead Fishing on the Coastal Rivers and the South Umpqua...

And, well, if you are the steelhead type we look forward to fishing for these beauties beginning in January here on the coastal rivers (the Elk, Sixes, Coquille, Millicoma, Tenmile Creek...) located between Port Orford and Coos Bay and the south Umpqua river from the towns of Tiller to Canyonville (just north of Medford/Grants Pass and south of Roseburg). We will offer guided trips in both heated drifts boats and rafts built for fishing more remote and scenic trips.

Upper Rogue River Fishing Report

Rogue river steelhead fishing continues and the recent rains have brought a fresh push of steelhead into the upper stretches of the Rogue, near Shady Cove, just outside of Medford/Ashland.  

We currently have guides fishing the upper Rogue river and the rivers of the southern Oregon coast.  

Call, text or Contact us for more information. We are always happy to talk fishing!

Happy Thanksgiving from 
Port Orford!