Captain
Bill Divens

Member since March 2015

Gold Beach, United States

Background
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!
Techniques
I use whatever method will produce the most salmon. These techniques include: trolling, backtrolling, pulling plugs, bouncing and drifting salmon eggs, and anchor fishing for fast moving Rogue spring Chinook.

Hey, I'm Captain Bill Divens

Gold Beach, United States
Background
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!
Techniques
I use whatever method will produce the most salmon. These techniques include: trolling, backtrolling, pulling plugs, bouncing and drifting salmon eggs, and anchor fishing for fast moving Rogue spring Chinook.

My Charter Listings

Gold Beach
trips from
US$ 160

Fishing Reports

Rogue River King Salmon

July 02, 2015

We wrapped our Rogue River springer season a couple of weeks ago and are now preparing for Rogue River Bay Fall King salmon fishing. Springer season started out slow during April with historically low, clear water conditions. Early May… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 star
2
2
4 star
0
0
3 star
0
0
2 star
0
0
1 star
0
0
Went fishing on Sunday, 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 2017

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Bill Divens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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


Went fishing on Monday, 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 2015

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Bill Divens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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