Rogue River Fishing Lodge
Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Oregon's Rogue River
Fall chinook, silver
salmon and summer steelhead enter the Rogue in late August through October to
begin their spawning migration. Following them are the famous Rogue River
Half-pounders, a jack or immature steelhead, one-half to three pounds which
enter the river to feed. Fly-fishing for steelhead is at its finest. Guided
three or four day drift boat fishing trips are available on a very limited
basis. This is a very busy time of year at Clay Hill Lodge. People come from
around the world to experience this fishery and annual trip dates are coveted
like gold. Our most popular outfitter has not taken a new guest in 8 years. A
new record fall chinook weighing 72 pounds was taken on a fly in the lower
Rogue in 2003.
are virtually untouched in the canyon and half-pounders are abundant. No river
permits are required but the winter closure of upstream lodges and
unpredictable weather make down river drift fishing difficult. We have
personally had phenomenal winter fishing experiences at Clay Hill Lodge.
Normally our off season this year we are offering guided and unguided winter
fishing from late January through February dependant on bookings.
salmon are running in late April and May and half-pounders are still prevalent.
Bank fishing is popular with hikers along the Rogue River Trail
|"Awesome views! Great food! Lots of hot water!
We'll be back next year."
Bill, Joe, Tyson, Daniel, Marla, Craig &