Mid March through June
With the first springers entering the river in March, we start guided fishing charters out of covered and heated jet boat close to the town of Gold Beach. Once the bulk of the fish make their way upriver, we begin our float trips in our custom designed Willie Drift Boats close to the town of Shady Cove.
June Through October
The Rogue Bay is a special fishery with ocean fresh Chinook salmon, concentrating in the bay for weeks to months at a time. With new fish entering daily, this can make for some hot action. Come aboard one of our Jet Boats and spend a day trolling for Kings. These fish range from 15 to 40 pounds and put up a great fight!
October Through December
A Beautiful River with emerald green water and trophy sized King Salmon. The Chetco is known for fish over 40 pounds with most of the fish averaging 18-25lbs. Enjoy a relaxing day down the Chetco with a chance at a fish of a lifetime!
October through December
A small fishery flowing from pristine headwaters the Elk River is a bountiful fishery with a very active Hatchery program. Large fish over 35 pounds are seen often, with most fish averaging in the 20 pound range. Come fish for a Elk River King out of our drift boats.
October Through December
The Sixes River shadows the Elk. Only being a few miles away, they share similar looking fish but with a different view. If the weather permits and good water conditions, the Sixes can give you a exceptional day of Salmon Fishing. Back-trolling plugs and back-bouncing eggs on a small river is something worth trying.
June Through October
Ocean Salmon fishing out of Brookings Oregon can be some of the hottest action around. With the opportunity of catching fish from several different rivers, schooling up before making their journey upriver. With many large schools of bait typically anchovies showing up close to Brookings, could mean the bite is on . With large chinook chasing bait right next to the boat can make for a aggressive bite and some fast action. Trolling and mooching can be used to target these fish.
Fish for Steelhead From December Through April by Drift or Jet Boat
December through April
The Rogue has a abundant return of winter Steelhead each year. Drawn out over four months makes for many opportunities to target them. With the ability to retain hatchery and wild fish this is great fishery for those who enjoy eating fresh Steelhead. Fish ranging from 6-14 pounds and can even catch some up to 20. We target them by drift boat and jet boat. Fishing in Gold Beach, Oregon and up into Merlin, Oregon or Grants Pass, Oregon area, as the run progresses.
January through April
These two rivers have a large return of wild steelhead each year. Catch and release fishing has helped maintain a healthy run of larger then normal sized winter steelhead. The South Umpqua has a great hatchery program with many fish returning each year. The North Umpqua is known for beautiful wild Steelhead. As seeing not many hatchery fish returning, makes for a great catch and release river.
December Through March
Starting in the high country East of Brookings, the Chetco is a pristine river with no dams and a very active broodstock program. Big rains cause these fish to rush into the Chetco as ocean fresh as they get. Often times catching them 4-7 miles from the ocean. Drift boat fishing at its finest. boat charters rogue river fishing guide
January through March
The Elk River is known for perfect Steelhead green water and a rainforest look surrounding the river banks. With a hatchery located on the river many hatchery fish return each year as well as some trophy sized Steelhead. Fish range from 8-15 pounds and into the 20 pound range as well. On occasion like this one pictured above!
January Through April
This river is unique on its own. A small fishery with some of the meanest fish around. The Sixes River flows only a few miles from the Elk River and reciceves a bountiful return of wild winter steelhead each year.
January Through March
The Illinois River is a tributary to the Rogue. These fish are a native stock with no hatchery program and some of the most aggressive fish around. Backtrollling plugs, swinging spoons or flys is a great way to produce a violent bite! Drift boat trips through private access can make for a secluded day of fishing. As well, we offer guided bank fishing adventures for those looking to go the road less traveled.
A Father and Son team with over 40 years of combined Salmon and Steelhead fishing experience. Let us make your dreams come true with everlasting memory's of a day on one of our beautiful fisheries chasing Salmon or Steelhead.
Growing up living around and on the water gave Jesse a lot of first hand experience, by fishing and navigating water by boat. His father who was a raft guide and still avid fisherman showed him what was needed to pursue fishing more and more. This progressed into guiding clients fishing. Jesse has been guiding for over two decades for Salmon and Steelhead and it shows. He is licensed as a Six pack Charter Guide with requirements that were met and maintained from the U.S Coast Guard, as well as fully insured. His experience, skill, and positive attitude to produce fish on the toughest days will not let you down!
Born into a family of fishing and outdoorsman. Shane grew up on the Mighty Rogue River. Fishing with his dad and little brother for over 20 years, chasing salmon and steelhead across Southern Oregon and parts of Northern California. The Rogue River, Illinois River, Elk River, Sixes River, Chetco River, Umpqua River, the Klamath River, and Smith River. Those are many of the places he learned to fish and row a boat as a young boy. Shane is a licensed Six pack Charter Guide with requirements met and maintained from the U.S Coast Guard, as well as fully insured. The passion he has shows with the joy, determination, patience and experience he will share with you! Shane never stops thinking fishing, just ask him!
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Gold Beach, Oregon, United States