Southern Oregon


Salmon Bite Full-On in the Rogue Bay
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 21, 2018

Rogue Bay

It's only just gotten started and already people are saying that Chinook fishing in the Rogue bay is approaching days of yesteryear. When I say that folks have been limiting out on Chinook, that is an understatement that needs to be qualified.  In the Rogue bay, it's all about the tide. During certain phases of the tide cycle, Chinook tend to bite...
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Rogue Bay Breaks Wide Open- Gold Beach
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 14, 2018

Rogue River

Trying to keep a salmon off your hook in the Rogue bay last week was like telling water not to be wet. While it is true that I’ve seen better fall Chinook seasons in the Rogue bay, remember that it is only mid-July and the season has only just begun – to live; to thrive.  So many lures to choose. The...
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Bottom Fishing Picks Up as Winds Die Down
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 7, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Everybody was wondering when the blustery northwest winds were going to abate.  As it turned out, the winds and seas started dying down on the Fourth Of July, and by July 5, anglers were limiting out on bottom grabbers about as fast as they could cast. In this little nook of the southern Oregon coastline, it’s about a 5 days on...
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Rogue Bay - The Stinger's the Dinger
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 30, 2018

Chetco River

When deciphering the legal mumbo jumbo in the Oregon Fishing Regulations pamphlet it is akin to becoming a rocket scientist who practices law. For instance, in the ocean, anglers are only allowed to use two barbless hooks when fishing for salmon. But in certain waterbodies such as the lower Rogue River and bay, the aforementioned 2-hook, barbless rule can be thrown out...
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A Plethora of Oceanic Delights - Oregon KMZ Rated Slow to Fair
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 23, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Last week, seas as flat as a sheet of liquid mercury beckoned salty dogs to trip the bottom-grabber fantastic, and as an added bonus, a few large Pacific halibut were caught as well. The newly refurbished Port of Brookings Harbor fish cleaning facility saw a plethora of fish species meeting the sharpened ends of fillet knives. As far as the Sebastes genus...
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Fall Chinook Action Begins on the Lower Rogue
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 16, 2018

Rogue River

I know it's not fall yet, so the phrase 'fall Chinook' on the lower Rogue seems to be an oxymoron.  That's because a lot of the fish that are caught in the summer are bound to spawn in the fall. John Anderson, a Gold Beach guide on the Rogue River told me that for him, the fantastic fall Chinook action last...
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