Tag: wild salmon

Rogue River Fish Report – July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011 | By

Sorry for missing a few weeks.  We had problems with our feed but hopefully all has been ironed out now.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

The fishing has been great!  We landed a total of seventeen salmon last week and look forward to some more this week.

To book your fishing trip, give me a call at 541-425-1515, and don’t forget to bring an 8 or 16 gb SD card to make your personal fishing video. This new added service is free of charge, to help make your fishing experience a memory of a lifetime!

Your Guide,

~John

Rogue River Fish Report for June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011 | By

Hello fishing enthusiasts, and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report. We are still picking up a couple of fish per day in key locations. The water is still a little high for some of my favorite spots to fish, but there are good places available, you just have to find them. We are not getting full limits, but we’re still finding a couple of nice ones everyday.

We have installed a new GoPro Hero helmet camera on the boat, so we can take a live video of your catch. We’ve tested it out and found that the video is very crisp and clear, and will make a great addition to your fishing memories. We’re working on editing this 30 pound catch video, and hope to have it on the website within a week.

To book your fishing trip, give me a call at 541-425-1515, and don’t forget to bring an 8 or 16 gb SD card to make your personal fishing video. This new added service is free of charge, to help make your fishing experience a memory of a lifetime!

Your Guide,

~John

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

~John

Rogue River Fish Report – May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011 | By

Hi and thanks for logging in. Fishing on the river is extremely slow. There’s a lot of fish being taken out of ocean that are thin clipped Rogue River springers, so they should be up here shortly. The sooner the better for us.

I’m sure the run isn’t over.  Every year we have a small lull in May, but it picks back up towards the end of the month and the in first few weeks in June.

I had an opportunity to stay at Gold Beach Inn this week. I found it very nice, clean and comfortable and extremely reasonable on the price.

With rain expected for the next three days, the river should be just about perfect by the end of this week and the beginning of the next. So if you’re thinking about fishing for Spring Chinook salmon, you better give us a call at 541-425-1515.

Your Guide,

~John

Fishing Report for Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011 | By

Hi and thank you for logging in for this week’s fish report.   The fishing is fantastic. It started out a little slow at the beginning of the week because of cold water, but the water warmed up to 48.9 degrees today and I hooked six springers. I had one to the boat when a seal decided to take it. Shortly after that we hooked another one, but it was wild and we had to release it. We hooked one close to 30 pounds and a seal got a hold of  it and fought with us for 45 minutes. Finally, we got it back and it was a keeper. We landed two more hatcheries after that.

To date, I’ve had ten fishing trips and landed 28 fish. If the seal hadn’t have got the one from me today, I’d have 29, which is almost three fish per trip average. That’s good springer fishing. The water is warming up and the fish are starting to come in in fair numbers.

This week is booked, but I have openings next week and quite a few still available in May. So don’t hesitate to call me at 541-425-1515 and book your trip before they’re gone, so you can enjoy these wonderful fish. Thank you.

Your guide,

~John

Photos from the week… (My phone is still unable to send photos (should be fixed next week). The photos we post will be coming in as clients email them in)

Springer caught April 8th on Rogue River

Fishing Report for Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 13, 2010 | By

Thank you for logging in. Springer Stats for 2010: 35 trips, 137 take downs, and 81 landed, (54 hatchery, 27 wild).

This week has been a pretty fair week at times. It started out a little bit slow. Monday, another guide, myself and a friend went out to see what we could catch. The three of us each hooked a Springer, unfortunately none of us landed any. The one I hooked was hooked in the tongue. He came up beside the boat twice then the hook came out. He waved his tail at us and said goodbye. The others we never got to the boat to see where they were hooked.

Tuesday I took family out and had one bite; one 26 lb wild fish.

Another beauty caught on the Rogue River.

Wednesday I fished three guys, we hooked six fish and landed four. Two hatchery and two wild, the big fish is 31.5 lbs. We had 2 smaller fish that would almost have been jack size but they weighed 15 and 14 lbs. They were extremely fat. I caught a bunch of steelhead this year that looked like Salmon because they were so short and fat, like footballs.

Now that's a nice looking salmon.

Tuesday I fished family again and we caught a 34 and a 32 lb – limited them out too.

I had a single for Friday and got twin 30 pounders, one hatchery and one wild, which makes for a happy client.

Twin 30 pounders!

Unfortunately, today the water temperatures warmed up to 61 degrees. I was fishing  some really neat people from the East coast and we didn’t even get a bite. Out of 12 boats, we only saw one fish on and he got knocked off by the netter as he was trying to pull the Springer in. As I came down into the bay I saw sea lions eating fish, which tells me that the fish must have stayed in the  bay today, acclimating to the warm water. After a couple of days acclamation, they’ll be back on the bite and coming up the river. If not, we’ll be trolling the bay. But there is still good numbers to fish around. So don’t hesitate, give us a call at 541-425-1515 and we’ll do our best to find a few for you.

Your guide,

~John

Fish Report for Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 17, 2010 | By

Thanks for logging in for weekly fishing report. This week has been an interesting week, it definitely hasn’t been red hot but semi-productive. Water temperatures have raised quite a  bit, and are now at 60 degrees which has slowed down our fish on their usual run. After the big water, all the acclimated fish came up the river on it. Our fish are coming in and out on the tide getting used to this 60 degree water.

Another great catch!

This last week I averaged almost 1 fish per client per day. Sunday we only had one bite up above so we decided to come down and check out the bay. We heard that Jim Morrison had hooked a fish in the bay on Thursday but a sea lion had taken it from him. We trolled down to the bay and hooked a  35-lb wild fish and have photos, which will get posted shortly to acknowledge that it was the first fish landed in the bay this year.

The fish we hooked earlier in the day was also a wild fish that was about 30-lbs. That evening, my client said they took out their camera, and as they sat at the dinner table they could only drool as they just didn’t eat quite the same. But the good news in that starting Saturday, we will be able to keep wild fish. So don’t hesitate, give us a call at 541-425-1515 and let us get a fish for you!

Your guide

~John

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,

John