Rogue River King Salmon

July 02, 2015 by Bill Divens

Trip Info


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 brought increased flows from Lost Creek Reservior along with increased success rates through late June. Decreased releases from Lost Creek last week brought lower Rogue temperatures into the upper 70’s effectively stopping upstream migration of salmon.

So, what does this all mean? The Rogue Bay has fished well over the past week with a mix of late spring and early fall king salmon. Absent a highly unlikely July or August rain event, expect the Rogue Bay to hold salmon well into early September. The Rogue Bay should be quite productive through late August with prime time being the last 3 weeks of August and early September. While not the wilderness experience we normally provide our clients, the Bay has its own charms including the beautiful art deco influenced Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge and cool (75 degrees is a REALLY hot day) temperatures and, of course, big, ocean fresh King salmon.

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We fish both Fresh and Saltwater for Salmon and Steelhead. Our primary focus is on Salmon on the Sacramento River in Northern California and the Rogue, Coquille, Coos & Umpqua Rivers in Southern Oregon. We focus our are ocean salmon fishing…