Oregon Fishing Trips

oregon fishing
oregon fishing
oregon fishing

Day Fishing

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.

What is included:

  • Comfortable boat seats and heaters for those cold days.
  • Rods, reels, all terminal gear and bait when needed.
  • Licensed courteous, patient, knowledgeable guides to teach you.
  • Lunches provided upon request for a nominal fee.
  • We can arrange lodging accommodations for you.
  • All fish are cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the day.


  • Current fishing license.
  • Layered clothing to adjust to variable weather conditions.
  • Rain gear if needed.
  • Any personal items-sunscreen, camera, hat, sunglasses etc.
Buy Oregon Fishing License


Half-day fishing trip
2 anglers per boat - 4 hours
$150 pp*
Three-quarter day fishing trip
2 anglers per boat - 6 hours
$175 pp*
Day fishing trip
2 anglers per boat - 8 hours
$200 pp*
* per person
Our day fishing trips begin at 5-6:00 AM and continue to 1-2:00 PM.
Single anglers add $50 to the prices above for (1 angler per boat).

Rogue River Lodge Fishing Trips
Rogue River Lodge Fishing Trips
Rogue River Lodge Fishing Trips
Rogue River Salmon Grill

Rogue River Lodge Fishing Trips

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.

What is included:

  • Three or four days of fishing.
  • Two or three nights lodging.
  • Transportation to the launch and pickup at the end of the trip.
  • All fishing rods, fly fishing rods and terminal tackle.
  • Patient, experienced, entertaining guides that are fun to fish with.
  • Complete instruction in all types of fishing methods including flyfishing instruction.
  • Breakfast and dinner at the lodge and gourmet riverside lunches by our crew (includes cooked fish on day two and three).
  • Non-alcoholic beverages i.e. water, diet drinks, juice, sodas and gatorade.
  • Dry bags provided for transporting you personal items and keeping them dry.
  • Satellite cell telephones for any important or emergency calls.


  • Oregon fishing license.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • A sleeping bag can be included for a small cleaning fee. ($20)
  • If you desire your own vehicle to be shuttled to the takeout there is an extra fee of $125 per vehicle on the four day trip and $115 on the three day trip. This way you can explore the Oregon Coast.
  • Pre-trip and post-trip lodging and meals (we can recommend lodging or schedule it for you).
Buy Oregon Fishing License


3 day fishing trip $1750 pp*
4 day fishing trip $2050 pp*
* per person

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.

John Day Fishing Trips
John Day Fishing Trips
John Day

John Day Fishing Trips
John Day Fishing Trips
John Day River breakfast


Smallmouth bass fishing trips on the John Day River

The Trip

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.

The Boats

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.

What is included:

  • Transportation from and to the Redmond/Bend Airport (if needed).
  • Three delicious meals a day.
  • Camping gear, tents, cots or mattresses, solar showers, etc..
  • Comfortable rafts and catarafts with custom frames and bass seats.
  • Skillful experienced guides, members of the Oregon Guide and Packers and the Rogue River Guides Association, licensed by the Oregon State Marine Board. License #1608-2008
  • Three, four and five day fishing trips
  • The most smallmouth bass you will ever have access to (4000+ per mile)


  • Oregon fishing license - A valid Oregon fishing licenses is required.
  • Alcoholic beverages.

Tips for guides and support crew are encouraged, but not covered in the price. Buy Oregon Fishing License


3 day fishing trip $1750 pp*
4 day fishing trip $2050 pp*
5 day fishing trip $2350 pp*
* 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.