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Hello from the Rogue River

8100721469_1d9d1b69baAnyone who has lived in Oregon very long knows this was an abnormal September to say the least. We have had a tremendous rain event, wind, rain, river up, down, up, down. Even with all that is has been the best steelhead half pound fishing I have ever experienced, many of the half pounder are 17 to 19 inches and 2 to 3 pounds, fat healthy which is good to see.

Next year is a long way away but if history proves true we should have amazing adult steelhead fishing. :)

Book early for 2014 Rogue River Canyon Fall Fishing!

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A note from Craig about the Rogue River Fishery:

“Hello, I hope this finds you well. I wanted to inform you about the steelhead infestation the Rogue River is experiencing at this time.

ODFW has a seine net that they operate 3 days a week 8 miles upriver from Gold Beach. This net catches a very small percentage of migrating fish about 2%, but it allows ODFW to tag,scale sample and estimate run size. The 10 year average on half pounders is 1239 counted through Nov. 1st at this point they have counted 1672 as of August 7th. Adult steelhead 10 year average is 318 and of August 7th there has been 92, remember those counts only reflect about 2% of the annual numbers.

Peek counts occur in early September and good numbers of fish are counted thru Oct.

In short this is going to be an amazing steelhead fishing season, we still have a few open dates available for this season; Sept 2-4, Sept 7-9, Sept 17-19, and Oct 22-24. I hope you can enjoy what looks to be a record breaking steelhead season.”

Give Tina a call and lets go fishing! :)

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4465430798_0f10493b54_bSo 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!

5201853326_983e8498c6_bA 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.

Your Hosts,
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.

Thanks Again :)

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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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Since May I have primarily been on the Deschutes.  I am home on the Rogue and gearing up for our fall Rogue Canyon fishing season.  Early reports are awesome, ODFW netting at Huntley Park has produced many record catches of both fall chinook, adult steelhead and 1/2 pounders.  I have spoken to a few guide friends who have made late August fishing trips, already their reports have been excellent!  One friend reported seeing more steelhead and 1/2 pounders than he can ever remember, this is really exciting news.

Bookings are extremely light this year we have a lot of great dates available, looks like those who have signed up are going to be rewarded with great fishing.  If you are looking for a trip this year please call we do have some great dates available. :)

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We completed our last Deschutes trout fishing trip July 23rd.  Fishing was so so, the fish appeared to be moving into deeper water as they always do in late summer.  We did quite a bit of nymphing and caught some beautiful red sides.  It’s a strange feeling floating down a section of river knowing you won’t be back until next year, saying good-bye for now and see you next season.

Now it’s off to the Lower Deschutes to chase summer steelhead.  I am really forward to an exciting month of steelhead fishing.

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The crew and I showed up at Minim Oregon (launch site) preparing to fish the Grande Ronde River. Trout fishing was very good and the river was as beautiful as I remembered. This trip is an adventure we have been doing for over 20 years and with every trip I am amazed by the Grande Ronde’s almost secrete beauty.

Our Grande Ronde fishing trips are 50 mile floats that beginning at Minim, which is approximately 30 miles from LaGrande Oregon and ending in Troy Oregon approximately 8 miles from the Oregon and Washington border.

The Grand Ronde is a free flowing river cutting it’s way through a deep canyon where it eventually flows into the Snake River. The canyon is timbered in fir and Ponderosa Pines enter spurts with large grassy meadows and flat benches that become our camp site’s.

Because the Grand Ronde is free flowing there is only a small window of opportunity to float and experience great trout fishing contact us if you would like to see Oregon’s secrete treasure, the Grande Ronde River!

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