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

Salmon King Lodge Guide Service

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Gold Beach
trips from $475

Customer Reviews

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4.94
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out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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July fishing trip
All day trip with Captian Bill
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Anglers Claimed
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  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
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Person Trip on July 18, 2019
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Richard M.
United States
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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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 be around....
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