Captain
Bill Divens

Member since March 2015 Gold Beach, United States
Background
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!
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 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!
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 Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Gold Beach
Trips from US $650

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
Salmon fishing with Captain Bill Divens
Salmon fishing with Captain Bill Divens
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
75%
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Parrish M.
Anderson, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Dana W.
Coos Bay, Oregon
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Bill

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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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.
Westminster, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
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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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