Salmon King Lodge Guide Service

The beautiful Rogue River winds through the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest, which is where you’ll fish with Salmon King Lodge Guide Service whenever conditions permit. With one of 39 coveted Lower Rogue Forest Service permits, this first-class guide service can take you away from the crowded lower Rogue into the pristine Rogue Siskiyou National Forest.

Join professional guide Bill Divens for an exciting day of Salmon or Steelhead fishing aboard his 25’ Willie Jet boat. It’s one of the largest, best-equipped, and comfortable boats on the Rogue. You’ll be using high-quality gear optimized for this fishery, including Lamiglas rods and Daiwa line-counter reels. This is a private charter. Your group will get the boat to itself.

Winter Steelhead are abundant from January – March. The run is so abundant that you are allowed to keep wild Steelhead over 24”,  in addition to all hatchery Steelhead. You’ll fish from anchor, and brave the elements only to fight Steelhead. Most of these trips are run in the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest.

In March, spring Chinook enter the Rogue and can be caught until mid-June. You’ll anchor in softer inside seams and fish anchovies or spinners for moving Salmon. You’ll fish for Springers in the National Forest, away from the crowded lower Rogue. Fishing for what is arguably the best-tasting salmon on the planet is a bucket list trip for many anglers!

Fall run Chinook enter the Rogue in early July and the run builds through August and peaks in September. Water conditions permitting, you’ll focus most of your effort in the National Forest. The King run lasts through October with a late run of large lower river spawners entering the river.

The Rogue hosts a spectacular run of Coho (“Silver”) Salmon mid-September through mid- October. Full of fight, Silvers will take to the air like a Steelhead and bulldog like a king. You’ll target these acrobatic fighters using spinners, small plugs, and anchovies.



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  • Private trip
    2 Person Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $222
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Two's company on this action-packed charter targeting Chinook Salmon and Rainbow Trout!
  • Private trip
    3 Person Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $195
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Grab a couple of fishing buddies and hit the water to catch some trophy Chinook Salmon and Rainbow Trout on this exciting 8-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Person Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $180
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    The more the merrier! Book in for 4 people and head out in search of Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Person Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $160
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Fill the boat and head out to catch some awesome Salmon and Trout on this 8-hour trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

Willie Boats (Jet boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury Sport Jet engines.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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About the Captain

Bill Divens
Gold Beach, Oregon, United States
Member since March 2015
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I got hooked on fishing when I caught my first Brook Trout in the hills of PA at the tender age of 4. By the time I earned my PhD in Chemistry, I had a plan to do what I loved. 25 years in various management and executive positions in Silicon Valley and I was ready to pursue my Salmon fishing passion. In 2004, we started Salmon King Lodge Guide Service in Red Bluff, CA. Later we expanded our operation to Gold Beach, OR. There is simply no better experience than watching my clients catch Salmon!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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All day trip with Captian Bill
All day trip with Captian Bill
Best fishing experience ever!
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50%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Denver C.
Mill Valley, California
 4.67
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A day on the Rogue River

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
Bill Divens is it excellent fishing guide and his boat and tackle were in tiptop shape. I rated the trip three stars because...
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Richard M.
United States
 5.00
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All day trip with Captian Bill

VERIFIED   September 10, 2017
The trip was amazing,Captain Bill was incredible and extremely knowledgeable.  Captian Bill was so patient and fun to...
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Danielle D.
Redding, California
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Best fishing experience ever!

February 16, 2015
I had a fantastic and productive trip with Captain Bill & his wife Julie. We hooked 5 nice steelhead on a half day trip...
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