Tina and I just spent the past few days in Merlin picking up our new paddle raft and organizing our rafting equipment. It was 91 sunny and the river was beautiful. Flowers along the river bank were in bloom and the canyon was calling like a huge magnet pulling on me. It was hard to drive away.
For the next 7 weeks we will be on the Deschutes River Fly fishing for trout, with present weather and water conditions it should be a great season. We have one open date in June and one in July come join the fun.
Right now the beauty of the Rogue is still etched in my mind. I am looking forward to what should be one of the best raft season we have had in years. We have great dates and a variety of trip options available, so come splash and giggle with us.
Give Tina a call @ 1-888-767-3144 For More Information.
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So far Steelhead fishing has been good and I expect it will only to get better as Oregon’s late winter storms roll in. I will be fishing for Steelhead through March then I will move to Spring Chinook on the Willamette and Columbia in April and early May.
We will start our Deschutes River Trout season in mid-May, bookings look good, however we still have June 9-11 and June 12-14 this week is a great week for trout fishing. The Deschutes is one of our most popular fly fishing trips, if you are a fly angler and have not fished the Deschutes you really owe it to yourself to.
After last year it’s not hard to look forward to July and August Rogue rafting season. We finally had a real summer in Southern Oregon. The Rogue is a special river with all it has to offer but when you mix Rogue River rafting and a Southern Oregon summer it’s a one of a kind river experience, I can’t wait!
A great summer rolled into an even better fall last year. The weather was great, water levels were favorable and fishing for half pounds was excellent. Salmon and steelhead fishing was good also but the half pounders stole the show. Historically a good half pounder year is followed by a good adult steelhead year; this simply gives me more to look forward to. As a guide I am truly blessed, I have the chance to travel through Oregon fishing the great rivers Oregon has to offer at the time of year they produce the best. Sometimes my time on the river is to short this only means that I’ll look forward to it more next year.
We are extremely fortunate to have the same crew returning this year, they are all really good people and each one of them brings something special to each river trip. They all do their best to keep me in line or drive me nuts not sure sometimes. I am lucky to get to work with professional quality guides.
Where are we and when?
- February- March: Winter Steelhead fishing, central Oregon coast, primarily the Siletz River.
- April-mid-May: Spring Chinook salmon up on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers
- May-July: Fly Fishing for the World famous Deschutes Resides
- June-July: Trout fishing Grand Ronde river wilderness
- July-August: Wilderness White Water rafting trips on the Rogue River
- August: Fly Fishing Lower Deschutes River summer steelhead
- Sept – Nov: 3- 4 day Rogue River Wilderness steelhead and salmon fishing trips
- September: Fall Chinook fishing Rogue and Coquille
- October: One day steelhead fishing Rogue River
Please call if you should have any questions about any of the trips mentioned above, we will be more than happy to help 1-888-767-3144.
Craig & Tina
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Rogue River Outfitters new youtube video “Oregon Fishing” has been posted. The expressions on our clients faces… well that is what it is all about!
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Our previous Rogue Canyon trip was great! Half pounder fishing continues to be the best that I have seen in many years. The weather is changing and we are going to finally see some much need rain. The fall rain will make the Rogue fishing even better! Fall colors are now popping up everywhere in the canyon it is an amazing time of year, you have to see it to truly appreciate its beauty.
Oregon is so beautiful in the fall but especially in the Rogue River Canyon, come and see the colors and enjoy some great fishing while taking it all in.
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I realize that we are only mid-way through this season but I’m already looking forward to next season on the Rogue. It’s been nearly 10 years since we have hit the 10 year average on half pounders, so far we have hit that average and quite possibly have broken it! fishing for half pounders has been very good and as we have all learned; a good half pounder year this year, means a good adult year next year. I am already looking forward to some great steelhead fishing on the Rogue River next season. Meanwhile………….
I’ll continue enjoying the outstanding half pounder fishing that we are experiencing.
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We want to take a minute and say THANKS to all of our blog followers. We are fast approaching 16,000 views… For some of the big outfits that may not seem like a bunch, but for us we are humbled. This little blog was designed to keep our clients informed about our seasons and to share a few great photo’s. It has become a fishing update staple for more than a few.
Tina and Craig were able to take a quick break last weekend. Most people when they take a break from work do not go back to work with the spouse and family for relaxation. Well… Tina a Craig headed to the Rogue Bay for something new, more Fall Rogue Bay Salmon Fishing. They went 3 for 3 (nice job Tina), its more than a job it’s a passion for them.
Above is a few photo’s from previous trips ~ The Rogue Bay has been good to us this fall.
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Our first fall canyon fishing trip was a great success, we were a two boat trip with Guy Billings and myself as guides. Our guests were a father, daughter and two son family. We celebrated Jim’s (father) 70th birthday at Black bar Lodge with a really cute cake that Guy carefully guided down the rapids.
The river was beautiful, the water is very clear this year thanks to the dam removals. We saw 8 bears and lot’s of fish. The last week of August was cool with temperatures in the mid 80′s due to this the river cooled and the fish were very active. On our trip the weather was back in the high 90′s and the water temperature was near 70 but fishing was still better than I’ve seen in quite a few years. We caught salmon the first day, day two was so, so each boat caught over 15 half pound steelhead, then day three was off the charts, we honestly lost count catching two at a time hooking fish before the line was even out it was amazingly good and really fun! I can only imagine how good it will be when the water cools.
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