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

Gold Beach
trips from $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

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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All day trip with Captian Bill
All day trip with Captian Bill
Best fishing experience ever!
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50%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Denver C.
Mill Valley, California
 4.67
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A day on the Rogue River

VERIFIED   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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Richard M.
United States
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 10, 2017
The trip was amazing,Captain Bill was incredible and extremely knowledgeable.  Captian Bill was so patient and fun to...
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Danielle D.
Redding, California
 5.00
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Best fishing experience ever!

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...
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