Mid March through June
Salmon fishing in the Lower River began in the 1870’s, and are the most prized tasting salmon. The Rogue Rivers Spring Salmon have even won the Worlds Fair for their eating quality. A Lower Rogue River Spring Chinook Salmon are only hours into their 150 mile migration and just out of tidal water. Fresh Springer’s from the ocean with a wild spirit that brings extreme excitement and joy from the fishermen along the Rogue who hookup one of these great fish. Down here Springer fishing is generally done from custom built Jet boats with canvas tops and heaters to meet the spring elements. When a Spring Chinook Salmon is hooked up all rods will be brought in and stored except the one with the screaming reel! Sometimes we will float down river hundreds of yards chasing the hooked Spring Chinook Salmon to find a place to land it in slower current. A limit of two Spring Chinook Salmon per angler is observed, but that means 35 to 60 pounds of Spring Chinook Salmon the best eating salmon you ever had to take home each day!
Oregon Spring Chinook Fishing Guides