Guided Rogue River Steelhead and Salmon Fishing Trips
From Oregon's Clayhill Lodge in the Rogue River
The rugged and inaccessible canyon of the Rogue River Wilderness from Blossom Bar to Watson Pool is epic steelhead and salmon water. Clay Hill Lodge is right in the middle of it. Our lodge is the only permitted motorized fishing outfitter located within this ___ mile stretch of the Rogue River. Here you share your fishing holes with bear, osprey, eagles and blue heron, not fishermen.
HALF POUNDER STEELHEAD FISHING This misnamed subspecies of summer steelhead exists primarily only in the Rogue and Klamath River basins. This steelhead returns to the Rogue not only as a non-feeding adult spawner, but in a prior year as an immature "Jack" between 1/2 and five pounds. These steelhead, unlike their common cousins found everywhere else, are actively feeding when in fresh water. For fly fishermen Half Pounders are the ultimate steelhead fishing experience. These fish hold in heavy numbers in our area September through November.
SALMON FISHING Fall Chinook and silver salmon are present September through November, as well as summer steelhead. These are fished primarily with conventional fishing gear, although a record book 72 pound fall Chinook was caught on a fly in 2003. Spring Chinook and winter steelhead trips are also available by special arrangement.
DAILY GUIDED FISHING RATES
$500 per person. This includes lodging and meals. Bring a non-fisherman or spouse to share your room for $150 a day. Call for group rates.
FALL FISHING 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.
WINTER FISHING Winter steelhead
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.
SPRING FISHING Spring chinook
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."
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'Clay Hill Lodge, Inc., is an equal-opportunity recreation service provider and employer, and is operating its rafting and fishing trips under special use permit within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.'
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