Rogue River Fishing Guides

Salmon & Steelhead

Rogue River Salmon Fishing – Spring Chinook

A well-known treasure in the heart of Southern Oregon, the Rogue River has a very special place in my heart. It is where I grew up, it is what taught me the most and where my fishing skills were genuinely defined. Spring Chinook salmon fishing on the Upper Rogue River is some of the most intense, but rewarding salmon fishing in Oregon. Since my younger years, I have studied, mastered and become one of the best salmon fishing guides on the Upper Rogue River.
The best Oregon salmon fishing guides, begin seeking the Spring Salmon on the Upper Rogue River early April and continue through July until the fall Chinook Salmon enter the river. The “springers” are an extremely sought after fish to residents of this area since the cold temperature of the river ensures the best quality meat of salmon a person can find. This grade does not come over the counter in stores.
If you are looking for a technical, intense fighting fish but also picture perfect river banks and country, salmon fishing the rogue river in southern Oregon is the trip you should not miss out on! Beautiful fish of an average from 14-20 pounds and chances of that 30 plus pounder is an adventure you can experience with NK Fishing Guides.

Considering a guided trip on the Rogue? We’d love to answer any questions. 


Rogue River Fall Chinook Fishing

Fall Chinook Salmon fishing is much like the Spring salmon fishing on the Rogue River. The only difference being the quality of fish and more native salmon numbers. During the fall months, Salmon have been in the fresh water for a longer period of time. This means that the grade of meat is not as high as the spring Chinook salmon but, the fight is just as hard as those sought after “springers”. Fishing for Fall Salmon on the Rogue River is a great time and more successful for most other Southern Oregon fishing guides. Our guide service looks forward to both seasons since we have had the opportunity to better understand the King Salmon in our local Rogue River than most others.

Considering a guided trip on the Rogue? We’d love to answer any questions. 

Rogue River Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead fishing the upper rogue was my nemesis for years. Mom would take me winter steelhead fishing, she would sit in the vehicle with her heater going while I froze my butt off looking for that winter steelhead bite. I would hook steelhead on my nightcrawlers and corky maybe once every three or four times. I would always get the fish right to the bank but never would I land one.

Since becoming a professional southern Oregon fishing guide, I have conquered steelhead fishing on the Rogue River. Although the Rogue River does not have as big of return numbers as the Umpqua fisheries there is still plenty of Rogue River fishing to be had. An average day fishing the Rogue River will bring 3-4 steelhead to the boat, all of good size. I enjoy fishing for steelhead on the Rogue River not only because it has taught me so much in the past but because the low return numbers make southern Oregon fishing guides work that much harder to catch steelhead on the Rogue River.
Considering a guided trip on the Rogue? We’d love to answer any questions.