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Fish the Rogue River

Fish the Rogue River

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One of the original eight rivers in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, the Rogue River is best known for its rugged scenery, whitewater rafting and its incredible salmon runs. Beginning near Crater Lake, the river flows westward through the High and Western Cascades as well as the Klamath Mountains. Near the mouth of the river are the only dinosaur fragments ever discovered in Oregon.

For milleniums, salmon was one of the most crucial and reliable food sources of Native Americans living along the Rogue River. Salmon migrations were so huge that often early settlers would claim that they could hear the fish moving upstream.

Today, the Rogue River remains an excellent habitat and is home to one of the finest fisheries in the west. Fish found in the river include Coho salmon, spring and fall Chinook salmon, and summer and winter Steelhead trout. Fishing on the river varies greatly depending on location. There are over 200 miles of fishable water and a lot of the river can be fished by boat. However, there are a lot of places where fishermen favor stream banks are gravel bars.

Visit Southern Oregon’s premier Rogue River fishing resort:

Morrison's Rogue River Lodge, Merlin, OR

Originally built in 1946 as a fishing lodge, Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge offers some of the finest Steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest. The lodge is Orvis-endorsed and employs some of the finest guides available. Paul “Pablo” Blakely has been guiding for the lodge for 30 years, and believes “The Rogue can’t be beat in October for good weather and reliable steelhead migrations year after year”.  The lodge prides itself on its ability to cater to anglers of all skill levels and is happy to completely customize packages to suit each individual’s needs. 

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