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Fishing on the Rogue River

Give yourself the gift of a guided Rogue River fishing trip and you will be rewarded with a total exciting and dream fulfilled experience. The guides are experienced experts that won’t let you down, giving you an excellent chance of catching that big fish that will outdo your friend’s. 

Dams Obstacles

An obstacle for river fishing has been the building and destruction of dams. The Ement Dam was destroyed by vigilantes. Dams are needed for irrigation and hydroelectric power. Consequences have been hard on salmon fishing rogue river. 

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing or rod and reel, guides specialize in that type to guide you. Fly fishing can be in boats or rafts or even wading. The guides get quite specialized, helping and teaching a person to use fly fishing to catch trout, Cutthroat or Rainbow, or steelhead. Some places prohibit fishing from a boat. Only wading is permitted. Also some types of flies for fly fishing are not permitted. The river is highly regulated but the guides are informed on these matters.

Royalty-Free photo: Two fishing reels on brown surface | PickPik

Scenery to Take Your Breath Away

On the trip, the boats may go through quiet waters to turbulent waters where everyone is holding on for dear life. The river goes through gorgeous, breathtaking, natural scenery. You may pass the ranches and homes of many famous people, who find their home on this famous river. 

If fancy hotels are your thing, this fishing trip has them along the way and there is shuttle service from the beginning dock to ending dock. Eat rest and fish, and be ready to go again.

Rogue River for Around the Year Fishing

The Rogue River is famous the world over for wonderful fishing year around. Steelhead or King have their seasons and a fishing report will enlighten the fishermen about how good it will be when they get out on the water. The quantity of fish coming through the hatchery are listed. 

Types of fish that can be caught are Salmon, Springers, Half Pounders, Trout, Coho Salmon, Fall Chinook, and Steelhead. 

Fishing can be in a drift boat with a heater, and in some places, floaters. A fishing trip can be arranged for fly fishing or for wader fishing with an Oregon fishing guide or finally, a traditional rod and reel trip.

Dramatic Drop in Elevation

Your Rogue river fishing guide might point out the more spectacular natural sites along the twists and turns of the one mile drop in elevation of the 216 mile river until it empties into the Pacific ocean.

Sometimes the river is peaceful and moving along quietly, but in other places toward the southern end, it jumps and twists, throwing spray. So there is little chance of getting bored. Around Forest Grove, the river flows through agricultural and community land, flat for the most part. The lower river begins to flow through huge rock formations. River raft trips just to experience this thrill ride are available.

Morning Trips

If you are not a morning person and really, really, can’t get yourself up before the sun, let them know. They are truly working for you and will arrange to go later. But…remember that they get up early for a reason.

The River Becoming Playful

Past Grants Pass, the river begins to be playful, other rivers joining it. This activity increases until it gets ready to gently enter the ocean. Along the way there is an abundance of wildlife. It is a good place for children to see what is out there. Seen along the way have been White Tail Deer, Mink, Osprey, Water Ouzel, Canadian Geese, Beavers, Bald Eagles,(you may see some eagle nests in the tops of trees along the shore.) Black Bear, and River Otters. If you are lucky, an eagle will drop to the water’s surface and rise quickly, a fish clutched in its claws.

History of Area

For history, this area is rich. Some 8,500 years ago people inhabited these lands along this rich river, sustaining themselves with a salmon diet. They added to this by foraging and hunting. They spoke three languages and many of the people spoke all three. The next intruders to disrupt their lifestyle were trappers. Finally the Indians were forced into reservations when the next intruders rushed in yelling “Gold, Gold.” For a while, the river was the only road along here and the US Mail had a regular mail boat for delivery, to serve the home owners.