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Finally, the river conditions are improving (temperature and flow) and hopefully this puts the fish on the bite. Spring Chinook angling continues to be fair in the middle Rogue, with the best success occurring above Gold Hill. Back-bouncing roe and sardine-wrapped plugs have been producing fish. Most boats are averaging two fish per day, with most Springers averaging 20lbs. As of Wednesday (6/9) 12,444 Spring Salmon have been counted over the Gold Ray Dam, almost surpassing all of last years total.

Just a reminder, Bill will be heading out to the coast in a month for the start of the fall run Chinook, so if you’d like to fish for these amazing Spring Salmon, make sure to book your trip soon!


With the occasional rains we have been getting, the river flows continue to fluctuate quite a bit during the week. Currently the levels have dropped to much more favorable conditions and if stays this way, fishing should get even better. Still, fishing did picked up a bit this week with most boats averaging three fish per day. The Salmon are still averaging around 20 lbs, with the occasional Springer tipping the scale at 30 lbs. As of Monday (5/31), 10,854 Spring Chinook Salmon have been counted over Gold Ray Dam.

Fishing throughout the week continues to be fair with an average of two fish per day. These Spring Salmon are in beautiful shape, and are averaging 20 lb. Hopefully it’s just a matter of time before the bite really turns on. Weather and water flows becoming more stable, should help fishing conditions.

Fishing at the coast slowed a bit early in the week, but then began to pickup as the week went on, with a few guides reporting limits. As of Monday (5/24), 7,753 Spring Chinook Salmon have been counted over Gold Ray Dam, this includes 520 on that Monday alone

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