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  • Memory Makers Guide Service

    Welcome to my site and to the Southern Oregon coast, my name is John Anderson, Founder of Memory Makers Guide Service, this is where I have been fishing for Salmon and Steelhead since 1988 and have been blessed to make Gold Beach, Oregon, the mouth of the Rogue River, my home.

    Come and fish for Salmon and Steelhead on the rivers of the southern Oregon coast with Memory Makers Rogue River Guide Service and make happy memories for a life time.

    I fish three primary rivers: the lower Rogue River in Gold Beach, the Coquille River in Bandon, and the Coos River in Coos Bay/North Bend. When you fish with me, we’ll fish whichever river is having the best runs of Salmon at the time. However, your choice always come first, as my goal is to please you with the best adventure possible.

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    Client Stories

    On July 30th and 31st, 2009, Don and Susan Gruener along with their daughter-in-law and two grandkids did some salmon fishing on the Rogue River at Gold Beach to celebrate Don’s 60th birthday. The two days of fishing proved to be red hot with five-year-old Clay Smith winning the biggest fish of the trip award when he caught his first salmon ever, a 38-pounder (with a little help from dad, Aaron Smith). Ten-year-old Clara Smith fought and landed a very respectable 30-pounder her first salmon also.

    All told between the one and a half days of trolling the bay and with the help of John Anderson, Memory Maker Guide Service, the five family members that fished landed a total of 208 pounds of hot and hard fighting salmon.

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Rogue River Fishing

Fishing Report for June 19, 2015

Look at this whopper we caught on Wednesday! Thursday we had a 28lb and a 16lb fish.  Everyone caught a fish. It’s getting better each day and water is warming up and holding right around 70 degrees.  It had cooled down but now we are back to a temperature that will start to hold them in the bay.  So, come and get […]

Fishing Report for June 06, 2015

Today we landed three out of four fish the third fish was the one that got away was a monster like the Chinese lady caught this week. The 2nd one was a wild silver which I have never caught this time here before in my life. It was about 8 pounds but going home with two fish […]

Fishing Report for June 04, 2015

This is my friend John and he called last week and told me he wanted to make a memory before Monday.  He has an anurism and was going in for surgery and wanted something to remember this summer and have something to look forward too.  As you can see, we were well blessed and John was on […]

Coos River Fishing

Fishing Report for October 01, 2014

  Coos and Coquille today.   Got 1 adult and 3 Jacks on Coos in morning.  Jumped to the Coquille after noon and picked up 2 adult and 1 Jack. Coos 9/28/14 Coos 9/30/14  

Fishing Report for September 29, 2014

Today on the Coos we had 17 bites and landed 11 fish.  One was upper 30s if not 40 and we had 3 mid 20s.  Yesterday we landed 4 mid 20s, 1 Jack and had 3 at the boat and they came off.  We are having a blast!   How do you like this hog from the Coos today!

Fishing Report for September 17, 2014

It has been a fantastic week on the Coos!  We have landed 37 finish in 4 days.  Today we had a triple of mid 20 pounds.  We’re having a blast and wish you were here to enjoy it with us.  I have two days open next week and one the following week.

Oregon Salmon Fishing

Fishing Report for June 19, 2015

Look at this whopper we caught on Wednesday! Thursday we had a 28lb and a 16lb fish.  Everyone caught a fish. It’s getting better each day and water is warming up and holding right around 70 degrees.  It had cooled down but now we are back to a temperature that will start to hold them in the bay.  So, come and get […]

Fishing Report for June 06, 2015

Today we landed three out of four fish the third fish was the one that got away was a monster like the Chinese lady caught this week. The 2nd one was a wild silver which I have never caught this time here before in my life. It was about 8 pounds but going home with two fish […]

Fishing Report for June 04, 2015

This is my friend John and he called last week and told me he wanted to make a memory before Monday.  He has an anurism and was going in for surgery and wanted something to remember this summer and have something to look forward too.  As you can see, we were well blessed and John was on […]