Archive for April, 2010

Fishing Report for Sunday, April 24, 2010

April 26, 2010 | By

Thanks for logging in for this week’s fish report. The fishing has been good. Basically, I had a single on Thursday, we landed two fish, a 40 lb and 18 lb. The 40 lb was the biggest Springer Chinook I’ve helped any of my clients catch. Unfortunately, it was wild and had to be thrown back. See the photo of this catch below. Don’t forget that after June 1st, we can keep all fish, hatchery and wild salmon.

40 lb Wild Springer Chinook!!

Friday, the river gave us an unsurprised turn and got very muddy, with visibility of about one foot. I had two pull downs and neither one of them stuck. I even had to break out the neon signs to get that. I was running supper bright rainbow spinners in front of my bait.

The water cleared for a little bit on Saturday and there was a reasonable bite. There was about 20 fish caught around the elephant rock area. On Sunday, a good number of fish came in but they were being harassed by seals and sea lions and would hardly bite. Today large schools of sea lions showed up in the bay, more than I’ve ever seen. But so did the rain. we’ve had two inches so far today and are supposed to get another inch and a half by noon tomorrow. With as many sea lions as I saw, when the river clears on Wednesday or Thursday, there should be a tremendous bite. So don’t hesitate, give us a call and we’ll fix you up with a memory of a lifetime. Call (541) 425-1515, and if I’m busy landing a fish at the moment, be sure to leave your name and number so I can return you call.

Your Guide,


Rogue River Fish Report for Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 20, 2010 | By

Thanks for logging in. This week’s fish report is coming to you from Tonya, a friend of John’s who helps post his fish reports. On Sunday, my husband and I had the opportunity to join John for some Rogue River fishing.

John picked us up at 9 am and took us to the area known as elephant rock. After eating a delicious breakfast cooked up by John, we watched a few elk wind a path up one of the hills. Then action started about 12:30 pm as the tide was making it’s push. There were 14 fish caught in the elephant rock area between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm between 22 boats. The first springer we landed was 28 lbs, but was wild and had to be let go. Twenty minutes later, we got another hook. This one was a 28 lb. hatchery, a keeper and my first-ever Chinook catch!

Our last fish turned out to be a fishing story we can tell the grandkids someday. It started about when the inside rod got a hit and started to run. After pulling in the other lines and breaking anchor, John noticed a sea lion had a hold of the springer. As Ken handled the reel, John maneuvered the boat, circling around the sea lion several times while banging on the side of the boat, trying and scare him off. After awhile Ken and I had doubts we’d be able to get him, but John said not to give up and it turns out he was right. That sea lion fought hard until he finally gave up the 16 pounder. Amazingly, there were only minor tooth marks on the tail end of the fish.

We had an amazing time fishing with John. His boat was getting a lot of hits, partly due to his choice in lures, partly because of location on the river, but mostly because John uses high quality bait. He knows the first ten miles of the Rogue River like the back of his hand and stays in contact with other fishermen, lending knowledge on conditions up or down the river.

Besides our trip, John helped his client limit out on Tuesday. He also hooked three and landed two on Wednesday. So far, between 13 trips, John’s had 58 bites and landed 33. If you want to get in on some great fishing and make memories of a lifetime, I definitely recommend you call John at 541-425-1515.

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Fishing Report for Sunday April 11, 2010

April 11, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report. Today was the day you dream about, a day of a lifetime. I picked up my clients at six-thirty and we went up and got on anchor. At eight o’clock we had a takedown that did not stick. At eight-thirty, one of my center rods slammed down, the line started making the clicker go nuts and then the inside rod did the same thing. Two fish at once.

The inside rod went out so fast I had to drop off anchor and put ‘er in reverse as fast as I could, because we were all the way down to the center of the spool. We could see the knot and then we got him turned. It took us about a half an hour, but we got them both. The hot fish was 28 lbs, the other one was 24 lbs. We got back on anchor and about two hours later, we got an 18 pounder. On the outside rod about an hour later, we got another 18 pounder. Another hour went by and the center rod slammed down, another fish- but he broke off. Another half hour, a 24 lb, center rod.

I was putting out my lines, looking for my last fish and all of a sudden, I had three fish on at once, my first triple for Springer fishing. Unfortunately, they all came off. Forty-five minutes later, we had a 24 pounder in the box. We were tagged out and had to go home. Now that’s a day you dream about. Truly a once and a lifetime type event. Folks, I’ve been so blessed this year. My last eight trips, I’ve had 40 hookups and landed 24. For Springer fishing, that is phenomenal. The old saying, “You snooze, you lose,” is true. If you don’t hit the water soon this year, you’re going to miss a chance of a lifetime. So give us a call at 541-425-1515 and let us put you into a chance of a lifetime.

Thank you.

Your guide,

John Anderson

Fishing Report for Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in for the weekly fish report. This last week, I hit it right on the nail. I had a trip for Thursday in which we hooked three Chinook and landed two, an 18 lb and 24 lb hatchery fish. We had one 8 lb hatchery steelhead, chrome bright straight out of the ocean and lost another one that was close to 10 pounds. It jumped several times out of the water into the air and spit out the hook.

Five fish on in one day is a good day. Water conditions are extremely high and very cold. You have to adapt to the conditions. Look for current seams on the edges behind willows and anywhere from 3 1/2 to 4 ½ feet in depth are ideal. Remember every water level, color of the water, and temperature of the water depends on where you place your anchor to get the best opportunity. There is no one spot you can go to every time and find fish.

The ocean is extremely rough, water extremely high and cold which makes for a tough opportunity to catch a fish. Water should be dropping by mid-week and the temperature should be coming up.  I expect there to be good fishing somewhere around Wednesday and on.  For updates or to book a trip, feel free to give me a call at 541-425-1515.