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.
Even though it has been raining non-stop the past few weeks the Steelhead fishing has been great on the Upper Rogue River. There have been some nice crome hatchery fish finding their way to the net. If you are going out on your own steelhead fishing remember that you are allowed one Native Steelhead a day as long as it is over 24" long and only five Natives a season. This special regulation ends as of April 30th. The bite has been hot on the new Yakima Baits "Mag Lip 3.5" in a variety of colors. It seems to dive a little deeper in these higher flows we have been seeing lately.
We boated our biggest Spring Chinook ever today up near the Cole Rivers Fish Hatchery on the Rogue River. 69lb bright crome King. This is looking to be a great start to the springer season. We got the hog trolling a plug cut herring cured in CHEETO'S powder with a night crawer wrap. It was a long 2 hour battle but we won and were able to beach the big fish just before our 6lb leader snapped. APRIL FOOLS!
Right now the water is high and muddy but still fishable at the top of the Rogue River. We have been picking up fish on plugs and side drifting roe and Yarn. Once the water drops toward the end of the week . There should be some great fishing all throughout the river. The Umpqua should see a few more weeks of good winter steelhead fishing aswell once the water drops. We havn't seen any Spring Chinook in the Upper Rogue yet but any day now. We still have some great dates available for the Spring Chinook Season. Give us a call to book a trip or if you have any
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