Tag: Rogue River

Fish Report for Sunday, September 12, 2010

September 12, 2010 | By

Hello and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report. Fishing is greatly improved. On Saturday almost every boat had a couple of fish. The big fish was 47 pounds, and there are a lot of upper 30’s and low 40’s being caught right now. I’ve been going up river picking up a couple of fish a day myself, or I come in to the bay and get one then head up river to pick up another.

Caught September 6, 2010

I do believe Fish and Wildlife (ODF&W) is correct when they say that in October there are going to be quite a few monsters picked up. Perhaps in the upper 40’s to low 50’s, so don’t miss a catch of a lifetime! Even if it’s just one or two a day these babies are beautiful and would look real good mounted above your fireplace or den at home. You can call me at 541-425-1515 to book a trip.

Your Guide,


Fish Report for Sunday August 29, 2010

August 29, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in to this week’s fish report. They opened up Lost Creek Damn which has caused our visibility to go to four feet in the bay. They have to keep pouring so much water into the bay to keep a high volume flow going by Gold Ray Damn where they are removing it in order to help keep the water from turning to mud. The extra water keeps the sediment parts per million mixed to an acceptable level. With this amount of water volume, the fish are not holding in their normal pattern for this time of year.

Several of us went up river and went on anchor today just like we do for springers. We were able to catch fish. Check out the photo below, one happy fisherman.

A smile is worth a thousand words! This 26-pounder was caught August 29

Until they cut back the flows, if you want to have a good time up on anchor catching fish, then come on over. Productivity is very low trolling the bay, until our local hatchery fish or the silvers come in. But you know we’ll do our best to find you a fish one way or another, so give us a call at 541-425-1515.

Thank you for logging in,


The Unfreakinbelievable Salmon Trip!

June 30, 2010 | By

Hi Everyone. Below is a must see video of a fantastic fishing trip. The video was created by Donald Gruener and it will definitely make you want to go fishing.  This video captures some great mid-July fishing.

Hello everyone, I wasn’t able to get in much fishing this week because I was out of town helping my son get his Dotson 510 ready for a Mitsubishi turbo charged- 350 horse engine.  I did go out on Sunday and it was a slow day. I’m looking forward to getting one of those big 50-plus pounders that have been spotted this year. The video above shows what kind of fishing we can expect in mid-July. Give me a call at 541-425-1515 to book your trip.

Your Guide,


Another Photo from the week . . .

Caught June 23, 2010

Fishing Report for Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report.

2010 Stats: 28 trips, 121 bites, 70 landed.

The first part of the week the Rogue River water temperatures were 59 degrees, making the bite extremely slow. On Tuesday, the water remained warm which made for slow catching down in the tidal water. I have found Brad’s cut-plug herring to be extremely effective in slow water, just behind my mud dog. When other baits lose their action and won’t produce any more, Brad’s is always a good bet. It’s like a timex, it keeps on tickin’ and takes a lickin’.  Good fillers for it are: oil packed tuna, a strip of sardine with Patsky’s creole scent, and I’ve also caught them with a strip of anchovie and anise scent.  I’m looking forward to trolling it in the bay. Click here so see a video of Brad’s cut plug.

The rain caused a drastic drop in temperatures on Wednesday morning. It went from 59 to 56 degrees and the bite was on. I started with a double, one was a mid 30-lbs wild fish and the othe came off beside the boat.  We were fortunate enough to be in one of the premier spots and the storm was coming on Wednesday so we decided to weather it out.  The 40 mile an-hour… breeze, I’m sure took away some of our bites, but we still ended up with nine fish on, landing four. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep the wild one because the law hadn’t changed until Saturday. We had to throw a nice one back.

The good news is that now we can keep everything we hook.  When the cooler temperatures came on Wednesday, the build up of salmon in the bay due to warmer waters, had pretty much emptied out.  Now we are back to a steady stream of fish coming in on each tide. There’s been about 15-25 salmon caught each day now. So it’s still pretty steady and if you want a chance for one of these June lunkers that are coming, now is a good time to give me a call at 541-425-1515.

Fishing photos from this week…

35 lb salmon, caught May 20,2010. What a beauty!

Another great catch 30-32 lb, caught May 20, 2010

Fishing Report for Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 7, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in on our weekly report. This week I was extremely well blessed. Remember last week I told you I was working on a new way of fishing that I thought would become very productive? I was right. We were fortunate enough to catch the first springer on the Rogue River this year! It was on my modified Mud Bug and was brought in by Rodney Brim of Smith River, CA. We also picked up three steelhead… all before noon on Tuesday!

Everything was just right that day. We had one inch of rain on Monday night and another inch that morning. The visibility was about three feet. We were sitting in five feet of water, fairly tight to the willows growing on the bank. Those are perfect conditions. Just look at that fish.

John Anderson holding first confirmed spring chinook salmon caught on Rogue River this year.

If you’d like to read more about this catch, Mark Freeman of the Mail Tribune and Larry Ellis of the Curry Coastal Pilot both wrote great articles.

Link to Mail Tribune article:  http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100304/LIFE/3040306

Link to Curry Coastal Pilot article: http://www.currypilot.com/20100306114894/Sports/Sports/Heres-proof-springers-are-in-the-Rouge-River

By Thursday, I did a half day trip. The water had dropped a foot and the visibility was about six feet. We landed two steelhead, one was on my modified Mud Bug and the other was on a Brads gold and black back Wiggle Wort. Then we got slammed on my modified Mud Bug again– but it came off. The way it hit and cleaned off my anchovy from the hooks lead me to believe it was probably another springer.

The river is still dropping and the visibility is about seven to eight feet. It is getting a little harder to find them, even though the ocean laid down on Saturday. In these gin clear conditions, I heard about seven fish were picked up. But don’t fret, we have rain coming. In fact, its raining right now. So conditions are improving for your chance to help make a memory…

If you want to catch a Steelhead or an elusive springer now is a good time to give me a call and we’ll get out there and find some for you.Thank you again for logging in, and to book your next trip, call me at 541-425-1515.

More photos from the week…

For all your tackle needs, stop and see Jim and the boys at the Rogue Outdoor Store. They can help you find the right equipment or tell you what the latest equipment I’m using is in order to help improve your catch!

Fishing Report for Sunday, February 28, 2010

March 2, 2010 | By

Well hello fellow fishing enthusiast. Remember last week I said that Wednesday or Thursday there would be fish to be caught? I was right. I went out Thursday for two hours in the middle of the afternoon with my son and landed a 28-inch fish just to make sure I was right.

 I had a trip on Friday; we hooked three and had two other bites as the river was going crazy on us. When we started out we were sitting g in 4.1 ft of water on our fish finder. By 10 o’clock, it was five feet. By one-thirty, it was six feet.  By 3 o’clock, it was 7.5 feet. Most of our action was before 10 o’clock.

At one-thirty, we had a take down on a new way of fishing for me. I have discovered a way of making an anchovy dart around and look alive. You must see it to believe it! I believe this method of fishing is going to outperform all others I have used in the past for Spring Chinook. The proof will be showing up here shortly….

 So far, to my knowledge there have only been rumors about a Springer being caught, but it could happen any day. The river was 4500 cfs on Friday and went to 20,000 cfs by Saturday morning.  On Sunday we were back down to 10,000 cfs and dropping fast.

Sunday afternoon at Huntley Bar, the bank fishermen hooked 26 fish; the count given to me by the Rogue Outdoor Store. So grab your rod and hit the river! There are fish to be caught. February was a good month but March may even be better.

My total count of fishing trips for February was 10 trips, 63 bites, 30 landed; 18 wild and 12 hatchery.  And a lot of times I only had a single with me and we were finished by ten or eleven! So feel free to call me anytime for an up to the day report on the River, or to book a trip with me. My number is 541-425-1515 and thank you for logging in.


Fishing Report for Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 24, 2010 | By

This last week, the Rogue started out on fire from the rains that dropped over the weekend. I did a couple of trips in the middle of the week. We started at daylight and we had our first fish by seven-fifteen and our second was caught around nine. Then the sun came onto the water and the bite just stopped. Now if someone could hand out sunglasses to the fish so they could continue to run in bright light, we could catch fish all day long! But until then, we have to pray for cloud cover or rain for midday bites.

At two forty-five the fog rolled in and started to blotch the sunlight. By three o’clock our center rod went down with a nice hatchery fish. We decided to quit at four o’clock so I picked up our outside rod and started to reel it in. That’s when the inside rod went slamming down to the water with a 31 and 1/2 inch chrome bright male! What a way to finish out a day!

The following day, the river had dropped about a foot and was starting to clear enough that you could see the bottom. I only had a few hours to fish because we had to quit at nine-thirty. By seven we landed our first fish, a wild male that we released. We had another one within a half hour, but when it got to the side of the boat, it turned, made a run and came off. After that we had one other take down that didn’t stick.

The river is still producing one or two fish early in the morning, before the light gets on the water. After the light comes out, it gets pretty hard to find them. But don’t get discouraged because we have rain on the way! If the national weather service has it called right, the river will be back in shape by Wednesday or Thursday. So about Wednesday or Thursday you better be getting on the river to see if you might be the lucky one to catch the first Springer or big Steelhead. February totals so far include 95 bites, 55 landed in a total of 18 trips.

To get daily reports or to book a trip, feel free to call me at 541-425-1515 anytime. Thank your for logging in.