Rogue River

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Fishing in Rogue River

If you’re looking for a freshwater adventure in southern Oregon, go fishing with the Rogue River charters! Known for its untamed beauty and breathtaking scenery, this river has over 200 miles of fishable water. Rogue River fishing guides have a reputation for knowing some of the best Steelhead and Salmon hideouts. Novices and experienced anglers alike are welcome to join them!
 
Spring-run Chinook Salmon, also known as “Springers,” are the most desirable catch here. The reason so many anglers won’t rest until they’ve caught one is the amazing fight they put up. If you want to catch this most aggressive type of Salmon, take a trip in May. Fall Salmon fishing is slightly different, since the fish are bigger and fight less. 
 
During winter, the fishing scene belongs to Steelhead Trout. They are very active from December–March and are a great target if you want to practice fly fishing. Rainbow Trout put on  a great show in October with their jumps, splashes, and fighting spirit (considering their size).
 
Local fishing guides usually run trips year round, but the peak charter season is during the spring and fall Salmon runs, when more guides show up. There are two main types of trips: half day and full day options. While half day trips are great if you want to target one specific type of fish, full days usually give you the chance of a combo trip and you’ll get to try out more fishing techniques. You can find the best fishing spots in lower parts of the river, especially from Grants Pass to Gold Beach. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler age 12 or older needs an Oregon fishing license. Catch limits vary each year, so it’s best to check with your guide. 
 
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Rogue River Fishing Seasons

The winter Steelhead run makes fishing interesting even in January. They are bigger this time of year than in summer.
 
Steelhead fishing is still great in February. The best way to catch them is by drift fishing in the lower part of the river.
 
This is peak season for winter Steelhead. Use the opportunity to catch them now or wait until fall.
 
Springers are showing up! Chinook Salmon’s spring run attracts lots of anglers, so make sure to book your spot in time!
 
May is peak season for Springers! Catch one of these aggressive fighters on light tackle.
 
The Chinook Salmon peak has passed but they’re still present in big numbers. Go after them in the Grants Pass area. 
 
You can go after Steelhead and Chinook but July is a slightly slower month because the temperatures are higher.
 
Target Chinook, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead on a combo trip! Try out different techniques and see what works best for you.
 
The Salmon fall run starts in September and more anglers join the game. Whether you troll or fly fish, you’ll have a great time!
 
Go after Coho and Chinook Salmon! They’re at their biggest during the fall run and it takes more strength to reel them in.
 
It’s never a bad idea to go after Chinook Salmon, but you can also get a load of angling action by going after Steelhead. 
 
Steelhead feed actively in December, so you’re likely to get a bite from them. Go after these “silver bullets” in the lower part of the river. 
 

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Top Targeted Species in Rogue River

Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Chinook)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Coho)

Salmon (Coho)