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Fishing Report for May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 | By

Hello fishing enthusiasts, and thanks for logging in for the fish report. Fishing was slow there for awhile after the last fish report, but the recent rainfall has really brought up the number of Rogue River salmon catches.

There are a large number of wild fish being caught right now, so book your trips right away, because starting June 1, all wild salmon can be kept! If you would like to book a trip, call 541-425-1515 to make a memory of a lifetime.

Your Guide


Fishing Report for Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 2, 2011 | By

Thanks for logging in for this week’s fish report. This week’s report is coming to you from Tonya – I work behind the scenes and post John’s weekly fish report. This last Sunday my husband, kids and I had the opportunity to go fishing with John. He picked us up at 8:30am and we headed to the previous day’s hot spot, a place John had been holding since 4:45 am that morning.

Despite John’s best efforts, we didn’t get a bite all day. There were 27 boats on the river, with the most productive boat of the day landing three salmon. The weather was beautiful, and even though we didn’t get any action, we did get to spend some quality time with the kids.

The rest of the week looked much better, with 14 of the best eating Spring Chinook salmon landed.

Check out these photos!

Fishing Report for Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 20, 2011 | By

Hello and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report. Now that we’ve gotten some rain, the fishing is excellent. The water has dropped into a beautiful color and its a great time for the opportunity to catch some nice steelhead, and possibly catching the first springer of the year.

To give you an idea of how good the fishing is, three boats were able to hook 11 fish and land nine. That’s three fish per boat, pretty good steelhead fishing. Water conditions are great except it’s still a little bit cold. With a little warmer water it will bring up the temperatures and should really make the fish bite like piranhas.

Have a great week fishing and we’ll be be talking to you soon. If you’re interested in booking a trip, give me a call 541-425-1515.

Your Guide,


Fishing Report for Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 31, 2011 | By

Thanks for logging in for this week’s fish report. On a scale of 1-10, fishing is about a 5-6 right now. The water in the Rogue River is dropping but has plenty of color in it. We’re averaging 5-6 hookups per trip and in most cases we’re landing 2-3 fish per day in the lower river. I’m going to move up a little higher this week, where maybe the fish have had a chance to climatize to the water and perhaps bite a little harder. If you’d like to catch a fish or two, now is a great opportunity so give us a jingle at 541-425-1515 to book your trip.

Towards the end of the month we’re going to get a little more rain, which will warm up the water temperatures. You never know, you might be the one to catch the first Springer. Last year I caught the first springer on March 2 and you might be the lucky one to catch it this year.

Thank you.

Your Guide,


Photos from the week…

Fishing report for Sunday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2011 | By

Hello fishing enthusiasts and thank you for checking in for this week’s fish report. First,I’d like to thank Larry Ellis for the article he wrote in the Saturday edition of the Pilot.  It’s always a pleasure to fish with Larry. He has an opportunity to meet a lot of top notch guides and is a great source of information. I find it very interesting to learn about other guides fishing river systems other than ours. It helps me in my technique and presentation when I am fishing the rivers they guide upon.

The day that Larry was fishing with us, the river was on a fast rise. We only had an inch of rain but it was warm and it fell throughout the whole state. When we started in the morning the river was 4500 cfs. It did not quit climbing until 4 o’clock the next day and reached 13,500 cfs, blowing the river out. Saturday, the mud from Grants Pass turned the river muddy but it dropped two feet. The three and a half inches of rain we got Saturday night and today has now put us back to about the same height again this evening. I don’t know how high it will go tomorrow.

Come Tuesday or Wednesday, we are going to be smacking fish. Always after a freshet, which means fresh scent going out into the ocean for fish to smell. They are so keenly sensitive to scent they can tell which stream they were born in and will return to that stream in the future. The fish can detect the scent of the mud from their stream and start following it up. I always do the best fishing right after a freshet.

I have plenty of openings, so please give me a call at 541-425-1515 and let us book you into a couple of these nice beautiful fish like Larry caught, or bigger! There’s been a number of 15 pounders caught this year and one may have your name on it too. Thanks for logging in.

Your Guide


Larry Ellis with a nice catch he landed on January 13, 2011

Fishing Report for Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 21, 2010 | By

Hello, and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report. The Elk and Chetco are just now dropping into really good shape and the Sixes will be in shape shortly. So if you’re looking for the last chance at getting a Fall Chinook, now would be a good time to go fishing. Give me a call and I’ll hook you up with a good fish trip.

Winter Steelhead is starting to pick up and it looks like it’s going to be a great run. If you like catch and release on wild ones, we can find some for you at any time. We can keep hatchery fish right now. Starting January 1, we’re allowed one wild fish per day per person along with one hatchery. And it’s looking like a great year.

Thank you for logging in,

Your Guide


Fishing Report for Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 14, 2010 | By

Hello, and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report.   The rain is filling up the rivers. The Smith River is your best bet for catching fish; it has been producing very well and pulling in more catches than the other rivers.

Below is a picture of Rex, who caught a nice 38-pounder on the Rogue River.

Check out this 38 pounder caught on the Rogue River!

We’ve also put together a video slide show with many of this year’s catches. Hope you enjoy it!

If you would like to book a trip, call John at 541-425-1515 and I’ll do my best to make you a memory of a lifetime.