Salmon King Lodge Guide Service
We fish both Fresh and Saltwater for Salmon and Steelhead. Our primary focus is on Salmon on the Sacramento River in Northern California and the Rogue, Coquille, Coos & Umpqua Rivers in Southern Oregon. We focus our are ocean salmon fishing out of the Ports of Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA.
We fish out of the most comfortable boat on any of the rivers we fish - our new 25’ Willie Predator Jet Boat.
So, what makes us different from your run-of-the-mill fishing guide? We provide a great outdoor experience AND we catch fish.
WE DON"T MIX GROUPS - You don’t share the boat with strangers. Your groups gets the boat and our full, undivided attention.
WE AVOID THE CROWDS -. If you would rather spend your day catching salmon in the wilderness with few if any boats in sight, give us a call. We do whatever it takes to put you on fish in beautiful surroundings.
WHO ARE WE?
Professional Guide Captain Bill Divens splits his time between his homes in Gold Beach, OR and Red Bluff, CA.
Bill and his wife and “chief netting officer” Julie start their season in April targeting hard fighting spring Chinook Salmon on the Rogue River near Gold Beach, OR. Most years the “springer” run lasts through late June. They remain in cool Gold Beach over the summer where they target ocean King Salmon out of the Ports of Brookings and Crescent City and fresh from the ocean fall run Chinook salmon in the Rogue River through early September.
Early in Sept. Bill and Julie return to their home in Red Bluff, CA where they target fall run and late fall run Chinook Salmon on the Sacramento River through mid-December. Over the winter, they target hard fighting Rogue River Steelhead.
Bill is a USCG, CA and OR licensed guide and has been featured in Western Outdoor News, Eureka Times, Redding Searchlight, The Great Outdoors with Tom Stienstra TV show, Sep Hendrickson’s California Sportsman radio show, and has been a seminar speaker at the International Sportsmen’s Expo.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Willie Boats (Jet boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury Sport Jet engines.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since March 2015
Went fishing on September 10, 2017
The trip was amazing,Captain Bill was incredible and extremely knowledgeable. Captian Bill was so patient and fun to be around. We caught our first Salmon 5 minutes into the trip. We caught more fish than I ever expected. It was such a great experience for me and my two boys.
Fished September 2017Fished September 10, 2017Replied to this review on September 13, 2017
Thanks Richard! I had a great time with you guys. Hope to do it again!Richard Mccarroll recommends Salmon King Lodge Guide Service
Replied to this review on September 13, 2017
Thanks Richard! I had a great time with you guys. Hope to do it again!
Went fishing on 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 including my 1st one - a 13.5 lb. steelhead. Fishing on the Rogue was soooo beautiful. I am not much of a fisherman and I have joked my whole life that I am the banana on the boat. Well this trip proved me wrong. I am hooked on the tug, I will be coming back again for salmon season this year:)
Fished February 2015Fished February 16, 2015Replied to this review on April 7, 2015
Awesome day on the water! I just loved your smile in this picture.Danielle Dulon recommends Salmon King Lodge Guide Service
Replied to this review on April 7, 2015
Awesome day on the water! I just loved your smile in this picture.