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 Private Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $650
    This is a private charter. Your group gets the boat to yourselves, unlike many charters that sell seats on a crowded boat with unvetted strangers. For this reason, groups of 2 may be a bit more expensive than other non-private charters.
  • Private trip
    3 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $800
    This is a private charter. Your group gets the boat to yourselves, unlike many charters that sell seats on a crowded boat with unvetted strangers. For this reason, our charters for 2 & 3 guests may be a bit more expensive than other non-private charters.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    4 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $900
  • Private trip
    5 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $1,050
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Customer reviews

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Parrish M.
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VERIFIED   4 Person Trip on January 17, 2022
Captain Bill and first mate River were on time when we arrived for an early start on the Rluge River. The steelhead were running...
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VERIFIED   2 Person Private Trip on August 17, 2022
My son & I met Captain Bill on the Rogue early on a foggy morning in August. A nice smile, & a firm handshake greeted us for...
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Deejay L.
LEE, NV
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7hr July Salmon fishing the Rogue with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   4 Person Trip on July 21, 2021
Before the trip Captain Bill warned us about slow fishing and asked if we would like to cancel. Since we were in it for the...
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Cheryl R.
Portland, Oregon
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Fabulous Day with Bill and River

VERIFIED   2 Person Private Trip on August 17, 2021
My husband and I fished with Bill and River in mid-August and had a fantastic day. We appreciated their professionalism, expertise,...
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Milton S.
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September 16th fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Person Private Trip on September 16, 2021
I had an amazing time on the river with Bill. We started early and got off early we had hit my limit which I’m ok with. Had...
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FAQs about Salmon King Lodge Guide Service

Salmon King Lodge Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - 2 Person Private Trip (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3 Person Trip (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Person Trip (7 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - 5 Person Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Salmon King Lodge Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Salmon King Lodge Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Salmon King Lodge Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (5 miles)

Salmon King Lodge Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Salmon King Lodge Guide Service include:
  • Lingcod
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Captain

Bill Divens
Gold Beach, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Report
24 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since March 2015
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!

About this listing

Targeted species

Lingcod Lingcod
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

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
Nearshore Fishing
5 miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Client provides lifejacket for children under 13
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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