Rogue River Outfitters - Oregon
Steelheading the Rogue River
Drift fish for Rogue River Steelhead. The trip begins 28 miles west of Grants Pass, Oregon. You'll drift 43 miles through the Wild and Scenic section, the jewel of the Rogue River. The three-day trip ends at Foster Bar, and the four-day trip ends at Agnes. Both take-outs are less than 40 miles from Gold Beach.
Steelheading the Rogue River
Drift fish for 43 miles through the beautiful and protected Rogue River Canyon. This section of the Rogue can only be accessed by pertaining a permit. Their season is from September through November of each year.
Fish for 4-to 10-pound summer steelhead, and the world-famous half-pounders (1 ½ to 3-pounds steelhead - nicknamed by Zane Grey). Steelhead, large Chinook and silver salmon migrate up from the Pacific Ocean to the upper reaches of the Rogue. A couple of years back, Ron Brady landed a 62½-pound king salmon on this trip.
Rogue River Outfitters
Boats: Fish Rite drift boats have padded seats, seatbacks, and ample legroom. You’ll fish 8 to 10 hours each day. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: Licensed guides have fished and boated the Rogue for many years.
Methods: Many different fishing techniques are used--fly fishing, spin casting, bait bouncing and trolling plugs.
Fishing Equipment: All fishing gear, tackle, bait, and flies are provided.
Wildlife and Sightseeing: The Rogue offers great fishing, scenic beauty and wildlife. You may see osprey, wild turkeys, bald eagles, otters, turtles, deer... Your guide will point out historical interests. You can walk up to Zane Grey’s cabin. Take a short hike to the Rogue River Historical Museum and learn about the Rogue Indians and the first white settlers to the canyon.
Rogue River Lodging
Nights are spent at very nice, rustic lodges on the Rogue – Black Bar Lodge and Paradise Lodge. Comfortable accommodations and first-class homemade meals.
The lodges offer individual cabins with two guests per room, plus hot showers, and comfy beds.
Rogue River Outfitters accommodate up to twelve guests per trip. These trips make for excellent family reunions, corporate outings, or a large gathering of friends.
Getting to the Trip Start:
The night before your trip starts, you’ll spend the night in either Grants Pass or Merlin, Oregon. If you lodge in Merlin, you’ll shave 45-minutes off your drive the next morning. The following morning, the group will meet at 6:30 a.m. in Merlin and caravan to Grave Creek put-in, about a 25-minute drive. At the put-in, you’ll meet your guides, pack your water bags, get fitted for a life jacket, and hear a short safety speech. You’ll be on the boats and fishing by 8:30 a.m. (The motel night and meals in Grants Pass or Merlin are not included in the package. A list of recommended lodges/motels is included in our confirmation packet.)
2-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$1,565.00 per person
3-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$1,950.00 per person
*Bookings must be in even numbers.
Guided fishing, use of all fishing rods, reels, line, and tackle—as well as bait and flies, lodging on the river, meals, and beverages. All bookings must be in even numbers.
Packages do not include:
Lodging and meals in Grants Pass or Merlin, shuttle fees, Oregon fishing license and steelhead tag, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
More about Paradise Lodge
This historic lodge has six cabins and a total of 18 cozy rooms with pillow-top beds.
Each room has a private full bathroom and deck access.
For dinner at Paradise Lodge, you'll enjoy barbecued ribs and chicken with fresh veggies, salad, and dessert. In the morning, the Lodge serves a French toast breakfast with bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs.