Elk and Sixes Rivers Oregon Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
Fishing The Rogue for salmon and steelhead
Rogue River and Umpqua River Winter Steelhead Fishing
Rogue River spring salmon fishing
Southern Oregon salmon and steelhead fishing
Southern Oregon Winter Steelhead Fishing
Umpqua River Winter Steelhead Fishing
upper rogue river steelhead fishing
Winter Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
Steelhead fishing in November has been lights out! Amazing weather and daily limits have made for some memorable steelhead trips.
The 1st half of November is typically a great time for traditional gear fishing on the Rogue River. When regulations change from fly only fishing (September and October on the Upper Rogue) back to the use of lures and bait, the steelhead bite during the 1st few weeks of the month is usually quite aggressive. This year was exceptionally good thanks to the release of 800 hatchery steelhead back to the river. This practice happens when steelhead reach the hatchery before they are ready to spawn. They are then trucked back downstream and returned to the river. This gave us a plethora of hatchery steelhead, in addition to the native fish. This bounty of hatchery fish led to daily limits to take home. Summer steelhead fishing will continue through the end of the year.
Unseasonably warm, sunny and dry weather has made for great fishing conditions on the Rogue, but has pushed back the start of our coastal king salmon season on the Elk and Sixes Rivers on the Southern Oregon Coast. We are currently waiting in eager anticipation for the 1st heavy rain of the season. Chinook are gathering in the ocean nearby also waiting for rain to flush the sand from the river mouths which will allow them to return to their spawning beds. Once this happens, Port Orford, just north of Gold Beach, will be our base of operations. We will be guiding trips on the Elk and Sixes Rivers for king salmon and winter steelhead through the new year. These 2 rivers, just a few miles apart, are home to world class kings and some of the largest kings we catch each year. Fishing in the lowest sections of these rivers, 10 miles out of the ocean, offers ocean fresh dime bright salmon and some of the hardest fighting sport fish on the planet. The salmon season on these pristine rivers is rather short, lasting from around Thanksgiving through the end of December but are well worth braving coastal conditions.
For more information on fishing the Elk and Sixes Rivers click here.
For more information on Rogue River fishing click here.