Salmon King Lodge Guide Service

95620 N Bank Rogue River Rd
Gold Beach OR, United States

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.

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.

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 o

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Boat Specs

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

25 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
5 mi.
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Bill Divens
Gold Beach, Oregon, United States
Member since March 2015
I got hooked on fishing when I caught my 1st 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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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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 10, 2017
Bill Divens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 13, 2017

Thanks Richard! I had a great time with you guys. Hope to do it again!

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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 16, 2015
Bill Divens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 7, 2015

Awesome day on the water! I just loved your smile in this picture.

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