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 $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
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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%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Dana W.
Coos Bay, Oregon
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Jordan W.
Los Gatos, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day of both rockfish and salmon

VERIFIED   2 Person Private Trip on August 11, 2022
We were fortunate enough to book 2 days with Captain Bill and his deckhand River.  They put us on limits of rockfish with...
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Kris H.
Herriman, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day with Bill & River.

VERIFIED   4 Person Trip on July 27, 2022
Had a great day fishing and telling stories. Captain Bill and mate River were very helpful and made a fun day of fishing! Thanks...
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Ron M.
Creswell, Oregon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Salmon fishing with Captain Bill Divens

VERIFIED   3 Person Trip on October 3, 2022
A great time fishing with Bill. He was a capable and friendly guide, as was his deck hand, River. We would go out with him...
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Scott Y.
Fishers, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Person Private Trip on August 24, 2022
Awesome day, we highly recommend this trip!
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