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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 March 20, 2016

Brenda was shaking like a leaf by the time we got it in the net.  It was a beautiful 27-28 pound fish.  Being a wild, we had to release it, but they are here and beautiful.  There was 6 or 7 pound Hatchery fish caught yesterday.  I hope to have one soon.  It’s time to start thinking about booking […]

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 […]

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 June 19,2016

Today was a blessed day on the Rogue.  Maybe they are starting to show up because almost every boat had 1 or 2 fish and had a pull down.  It’s been like this for the last 2 to 3 days and they are getting a few in the bay.  I hope and pray it will pick […]

Fishing Report for February 04, 2016

Fishing on the Rogue is great!  Released 1 and kept 1 so far today.  A friend hooked 12 times yesterday and landed 7.  It’s looking like it will be good for the next 2 weeks and maybe longer, whether permitting.

Fishing Report for October 14, 2015

Today we checked out by 2:30pm on the Coquille. Yesterday’s catch on the Coquille.