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Washed out for a second week as rivers continue to flow high and muddy.

Forecast for next week looks promising as weather clears and rivers comeback into shape

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Washed out this week due to all of the wet weather. Hope to be back fishing soon.

This week we’ve been fishing the South Umpqua and Upper Rogue River as water conditions start to deteriorate. Fishing has slowed a bit this week with raising water levels, as we were only able to average 5 hookups a day. It was reported that two Spring Salmon were caught in Grants Pass the week! Let’s hope this is a sign of a fantastic Springer Season.

The weather forecast is for more wet weather. Hopefully this will brings us more fresh fish into the Rivers!

Started the week out fishing the South Umpqua, but moved to the Coquille and Lower Rogue later in the week due to the raising water conditions on the South Umpqua from the snow melt. Steelhead fishing continues to be excellent. The Lower Rogue produced and average of 4-9 fish days, while on the Coquille, Bill had hooked 8 and landed 5 before noon, with the biggest going 15 lbs.

Forecast for this years Spring Chinook Salmon run is expected to be one of the biggest in 7 years. They are expecting a run of over 1.7 million Spring Salmon returning to the West Coast! The first Spring Salmon for the season was already caught in Gold Beach this past week!

Fishing on the South Umpqua continues to be good, averaging 5-10 fish days. Still not being able to break the 20 lb barrier, the big fish of the week weighed in at 18 lbs caught by Ron Hall of Chico. Looking to fish the Lower Rogue River along with the Coquille River next week, depending on the weather and river conditions.

Well it took a while for the rain to come, but when it did, the fish came charging up the rivers. Fishing the Coquille and South Umpqua River we’ve had some fantastic days. We are averaging 6-12 fish days with an average weight of 10 lbs and the biggest going 18 lbs.

With more rain in the forecast, the fishing should only continue to improve as long as the rivers levels remain fishable

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