Come experience our Oregon salmon fishing, Oregon Coho salmon fishing and steelhead fishing in Oregon. We fish from our very comfortable dory style 'driftboats' manufactured locally in Medford, OR by Willie Boats Inc. All tackle provided. We use only top of the line rods, reels and fishing line. Brands like Lamiglass, Rogue Rods, Shimano reels, Abu Garcia reels.
Oregons Rogue River lodge fishing trips in the 'Wild and Scenic' Rogue River Canyon.
We offer Chinook salmon fishing (King salmon) , Coho salmon fishing (Silver salmon) and steelhead fishing adventures.
Our Lower Rogue River Lodge fishing trip is not just another fishing trip. It is a salmon and steelhead fishing adventure. This fishing trip is unique because it is a one way, 65 mile journey down the 'Wild and Scenic' Rogue River, a spectacular place filled with history, romance and adventures of the Old West. It looks and feels the same as it did 100 years ago.
To these prices we must include:
A Bureau of Land Management user fee of 3% of the price of the trip.
A United States Forest Department user fee of $10 per person.
A 50% deposit is required to hold all reservations and the balance is due 30 days in advance of the start date. Once we receive your deposit we mail you a confirmation for your scheduled trip, a trip itinerary and a questionnaire to enable us to serve your needs better on your wilderness fishing trip. The questionnaire involves dietary restrictions, medical concerns, etc.
Your trip can be reserved for three, four or five days. Boat configuration is two guests and a guide per boat maximum. However two adults and a child can fish in the same boat. Catches of 30-50 smallmouth bass per day are common depending on your casting skills. The record is 139 fish by 1 PM set by J.W. Morton, from Louisiana.
One to one and a half pound fish are average size fish, but as you can see five to six pound fish are available. We will send you a list of proven lures, flies, spinner baits, jigs, plastics, and plugs. Fly fisherman have had very good results, so don't forget your fly rods. Catch and release practices are emphasized to continue a high population of fish.
Your John Day River wilderness adventure begins when we meet you at the Redmond/Bend, Oregon airport baggage area. We will then drive to the launch site. It's a beautiful drive, so you may want your camera available. We will make a stop to pick up fishing licenses (we can purchase them ahead of your arrival to insure more time on the river), alcoholic beverages, if desired, and last minute personal items.
Though driftboats are available, rafts and catarafts are the boats of choice due to their many advantages. Rafts offer you more floor space, increased stability, and added freedom of movement. Our unique frames have comfortable bass seats in the front and rear of the boat. This places you high off the water for easier and more precise casting.Greater vision of the water helps you to locate those lunkers. The rotating bass seats allow you to pivot 360 degrees so that you may easily fish either side of the boat and still be very comfortable. Fishing from rafts also extends our season into the low water periods when fish are concentrated and more aggressive.
We make every effort to make your outdoor experience in the Central Oregon wilderness a comfortable one. All camping gear is provided except for sleeping bags. Four man tents are used, two guests per tent so that you will have plenty of room.You will sleep like a baby on our durable self-inflating mattresses. Cots are also available. Camp chairs are provided for those discussions about the beautiful scenery, wildlife observed, fish caught, and of course the big one that got away. Solar showers are provided for a relaxing warm shower at the end of the day. All camp gear is set up and taken down for you by our cheerful crew.For your privacy and comfort we provide a custom tent for hot showers and the port-a-potti.
Food is prepared by our camp cook while you hike or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Bacon-wrapped filets, Dutch-oven lasagna, BBQ country style ribs, raspberry hazelnut meringue will give you the energy to fight the many bass you will be catching each day. You will be served three meals a day plus snacks. Diets that are restrictive can be accommodated on request.
Alcoholic beverages are not included, as well as items of a personal nature. A valid Oregon fishing licenses is required. Tips for guides and support crew are encouraged, but not covered in the price. Buy Oregon Fishing License
Three day trip........................$1650 per person
Four day trip..........................$1850 per person
Five day trip...........................$2050 per person
A Bureau of Land Management user fee of 3% must be added to the trip price. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the scheduled trip. 30 days cancellation notice is required for a full refund.