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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 July 30, 2015

I had another blessed day on the Rogue.  We had fish ranging from 23 lb to 30 lb in 6 1/2 hrs. They had to drive to the valley.  The Rogue is still the best river for fishing on the Southern Oregon Coast.  The Umpqua is just starting to get going.  As soon as the fishing is out on […]

Fishing Report for July 26, 2015

Today was a slow day on the Rogue.  We were blessed to have a 21lb. jack and a perch.  Still put me at 1 fish per person if we count Jacks.  Had low pressure move over us today and I think that is what shut them down.  They were rolling all over, 100s possibly 1000s […]

Fishing Report for July 24, 2015

Today I had a 1/2 day trip and we landed these 2 fish, 1 was 30lb and 1 16lb here on the Rogue.  It was a beautiful day with lots of memory making that I would love to share with you. Photo of the week. Photos from today. A picture says it all.  

Coos River Fishing

Fishing Report for September 26, 2015

The bite was fast and furious Friday morning on the Coos.  We had these bad boys by 8:30am spent the rest of the day chasing the alusive one that stripped two baits off and chewed up three, and we never did get hooked up.  I’ve never lost one under thirty that I know of so maybe this one […]

Fishing Report for September 24, 2015

It was a super blast today.  We landed 3 by 7:45am and at the dock taking out by 8:00am.  All I can say is, thank you God for the blessings!

Fishing Report for September 20, 2015

Another blessed day on the Coos.  We landed 3 out of 4, that we had to the boat .  Just short of a tag out.   Well, maybe next year.  New fish came in down low but the wind chased us in.  Maybe tomorrow. Coos Wednesday Coos Thursday. Having fun on the Coos.  

Oregon Salmon Fishing

Fishing Report for October 12, 2015

This should be you holding this upper 20 pounder fish.  We landed 7 out 12 bites today on the Coquille.  I have openings and it will last like this into Nov.  Hope to see you soon. Today’s fish on the Coquille.

Fishing Report for October 09, 2015

Fishing has been red hot on the Coquille River at Bandon. The season is extending a month later than usual. We still have loads of big Kings in the river and Silvers, which were here in spades last year this time, just beginning to show up. This means we’re expecting the great fishing to continue […]

Fishing Report for October 08, 2015

The Coquille was a blast today.  We were blessed with 6 beautiful adults, 2 Silvers and 4 Chinook.  They ranged from 12 lb to 30 lb.  This fishery will last until the heavy rains come, which may not come until the middle of November.  I was off the water by 12:30pm today.  I pray God will continue to bless […]