Description for the Rogue RiverEvery day of the year the Rogue River offers the potential for good fishing. The river, located in southwest Oregon, is world renowned for its salmon and steelhead runs. It boasts some of the largest Chinook salmon and steelhead runs in the Northwest. The river is celebrated for these runs, its whitewater rafting, and stunning scenery. The river flows about 200 miles from the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean.
The spring Chinook fishing is best in April through June and the fall run is good in August through September. You can catch steelhead almost any time of the year. There is a strong summer run from July through October and a winter run December through March. The river produces a large population of "half-pounders" which are immature steelhead returning after only one year in the ocean.
There is good access for bank and boat anglers throughout the river. Grants Pass offers the most access on the river but there are many launches and bank access in the upper and middle sections of the river. The lower section has boat access but some serious rapids for only experienced boaters and slim bank access. A road-less section, called the "wild Rogue" stretches for 33 miles in the lower region of the river and offers good bank access and camping.