February Winter Steelhead
We had a great Fall Season on the lower Rogue Canyon. The water levels cooperated and the fishing was great! Have you ever thought about a multi-day wilderness adventure WITHOUT CELL SERVICE? This trip is for you - World class fishing and whitewater for four days and three nights. DATES ARE LIMITED - BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW
We will be spending the rest of the winter fishing the Rogue and Umpqua river systems for hard fighting Winter Steelhead. We fish the winter run from January into April. All gear is included and we use heated drift boats to keep you comfortable on colder days. Here are a few of the winter fish from last season.
Rogue River Spring Chinook
Umpqua River Winter Steelhead
Rogue River Winter Steelhead
UMPQUA WINTER STEELHEAD
The Rogue River is still high and muddy but the South Umpqua River is in great shape. Drift fishing is the technique. If you have not drift fished before, you should know it is a fun and active way to catch steelhead. We use top of the line gear to give you the best chance for an exciting battle with the fish of a life time. Umpqua steelhead average around 8 pounds with much larger fish caught on occasion. We are only about a week into Steelhead season on the Umpqua and fishing will continue to pick up as the season moves on. Steelhead fishing on the Umpqua starts slowing down in April. Remember our comfortable drift boats have forced air propane heaters to help keep you warm on these cool winter mornings. Contact us for more info or lodging accommodations for multiple day fishing trips.
2014 WINTER STEELHEAD SEASON
Winter Steelhead season is here. It is the second week of the new year and we finally have gotten some rain in our Southern Oregon Steelhead rivers. The past month most anglers have been targeting these fresh fish down stream near the coast. Both the Umpqua River and the Rogue River have been seeing good numbers of fish. This small but much needed flush of rain water will get these fish moving up into our fishing grounds. Our most productive techniques for this time of year are side drifting cured roe and running plugs above the breaks. We are using 9' 6-10 lb Lamiglas noodle rods for drift fishing and 7'6" 10-15 lb Lamiglas plug rods. These are top of the line rods that give you a great feel while fighting the fish and are sensitive enough to feel the bite. We have some great dates available later this month for both the Umpqua River System and our home waters here on the Rogue River. We also have some lodging packages available for multi day fishing trips.
We are still catching good numbers of Steelhead and a few Coho Salmon on the Rogue River. We have been having success on Flies, Roe, and plugs. Black and Crome Brads Wee Wiggler being a Steelhead favorite.
Low water on the Oregon Coast put a hold on Late Fall Chinook but recent rains have revived the season. There are still some available dates for the Chetco, Elk, and Sixes.
We are also currently filling remaining dates for Winter Steelhead on both Rogue and Umpqua Rivers. Join us for world class Steelhead fishing, going for big fish with light tackle. Our heated drift boats will help keep you comfortable on these cool winter trips. Adrinaline pumping cromers peeling line also help keep your temperature up. Please call for info and remaining available dates.
Rogue River Canyon 2012
It took me a while to update but we had the best fishing this fall that I have ever seen on the Lower Rogue Canyon. We spent most of September and October running four day lodge fishing trips and had great success with both huge hard fighting Chinook Salmon and many nice big chrome Steelhead. Lets just say that we did not have a shortage of fish for lunch, with fresh fish tacos on day two and alder smoked bbq fish for day three we were eatin good. Most of the Chinook action was on big flatfish style plugs and most of the stealhead action was on flies, plugs, and bait. We cover almost 62 miles on this trip so we have an oppertunity to fish many different techniques based on the conditions and what we are targeting. We do have a couple of dates open for next fall, so give us a call for a trip of a lifetime.
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