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
    5 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
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    $850
  • Private trip
    4 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
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    $750
  • Private trip
    3 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
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    $650
  • Private trip
    2 Person Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
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    $475
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About the Captain

Bill Divens
Gold Beach, Oregon, United States
1 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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!

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Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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:
Cash
Visa
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American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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July fishing trip
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Josh W.
Crescent City, California
 5.00
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Late July trip

VERIFIED   3 Person Trip on July 28, 2020
While we didn’t catch anything (not Bill or Julie’s fault), the experience couldn’t have been better. We stayed out extra...
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Rene B.
Portland, OR
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Person Trip on August 13, 2020
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Denver C.
Mill Valley, California
 4.67
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A day on the Rogue River

VERIFIED   2 Person Trip on 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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Stephan J.
Clatskanie, OR
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Person Trip on July 18, 2019
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Richard M.
United States
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All day trip with Captian Bill

VERIFIED   3 Person Trip on 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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