Upper Rogue River

Trout Trips:

May-August (Salmon fly hatch)
$600 per/day 1 or 2 anglers
$500 per/half day 1 or 2 anglers


$600 per/day for 1 or 2 anglers
$500 per/half day 1 or 2 anglers

Over the last decade, the upper Rogue has been proving herself with good numbers of local trout who are eager to pounce on big Golden Stone and Salmon Flies. The water runs cold, crisp, and clear over boulders, braids, volcanic ledges, and pockets. With little pressure as a trout fishery, the Rogue is sure to please anglers of all skill levels and abilities. While many rivers in Southern Oregon are great trout fisheries, few of them allow you the ability to make precise casts freely out of a boat towards active fish. It’s almost like fishing hoppers in Montana without the crowds! Be sure to pay close attention, one of those eager trout just may be an aggressive bright steelhead competing for the opportunity at a big meal…


Upper Rogue River near Central Point and Shady Cove, Oregon.

Fishing Program:

This is a guided fishing experience for 1-6 anglers on the Rogue River for 1 guided day. 1-3 boats and 1-3 guides are provided for 1 or more full days fishing for trout or steelhead. Casting dry flies and/or swinging flies wading and casting out of the boat. Nymphing techniques are an option if desired. This package includes lunch and transportation to and from the river.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Fishing out of Shady Cove/ Medford Area

Typical Daily Schedule:

7:00 AM-  Breakfast at the Hotel and meet guides
7:30 AM-  Head to the river for your day of angling
12:00 PM-  Lunch on the water. Lunch orders will be arranged the night prior with your specifics.
5:30 PM-6:00 PM-  Return to the hotel.
6:15 PM-  Cocktails and appetizers.
7:00 PM-  Dinner

Accommodations and Meals:

Ashland Accommodations:

Ashland Springs Hotel: ($$)
Nice affordable accommodations in town

Chanticleer: ($$$)
High-end accommodations

Plaza Inn Ashland: ($$)
Nice affordable accommodations in town

Lithia Springs Resort: ($$)
Nice affordable accommodations in town

Best Western Windsor Inn: ($)
Cheap hotel in town

Medford Accommodations:

Hampton Inn: ($$)
Nice affordable accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Medford Airport Hotel : ($$$)
Close to the airport, nice, higher-end accommodations

The White House Bed and Breakfast: ($$$)
Cute, clean, and affordable B&B

The Willows Bed and Breakfast: ($$)
Cute, clean, and affordable B&B

Best Western: ($)
Cheap hotel in town

The Holiday Inn Express: ($)
Cheaper hotel in town 

Grants Pass Accommodations:

Riverside Inn: ($$)
Nice affordable accommodations in town

Weasku Inn: ($$)
Nice affordable lodging with breakfast outside of town

Motel Del Rogue: ($$$)
Nice affordable lodging 

La Quinta: ($)
Cheap hotel in town

Morrisons Rogue River Lodge: ($)
Expensive fine accommodations and dining in Merlin, Oregon

Ashland Meals:

Smithfield – ($$$, FB)
Fine pub style food
36 S 2nd St 541 488-9948
Mon – Sun dinner at 5:00 – 10pm
Sat & Sun brunch 10am – 2:30pm.
Can be slow, give yourself time to savor

Greenleaf – ($, Q)
Wholesome fresh dining
49 N. Main St. 541 482-2808 Open daily from 8am – 8pm

Alchemy – ($$$ & FB)
Cosmopolitan Cuisine
35 S 2nd St. 541 488-1115
Open daily for dinner 5 – 9 pm Bistro in the bar 4 pm til close

Hither – (Q & Dog)
Wine, Coffee, Farm to fork
376 E. Main St. 541 625-4090
Located on the corner of Main and Gresham, just down the street from the inn.
Breakfast 7:00 – 11:30 am and lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm.
Dogs welcome on the upper flagstone patio.​

Breadboard– (Q, $)
American/ breakfast/ lunch
744 N. Main St., Ashland, Oregon

Caldera Brewery – (FB, $$$)
Spacious mountain-view eatery with craft ales & lagers on tap & creative, locally-sourced pub grub.
590 Clover Ln, Ashland, OR 97520

Medford Meals:

Cafe Dejeuner – (Q, $)
1108 E. Main St. Medford 541 857-1290
Dinners: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-9:00
Lunches: Monday-Friday 10:30-2:00

Cicily’s Pastria & Grill – ($$)
1251 E. McAndrews, Medford 541 776-3500 Daily 11am- 9pm

Porters – ($$$)
Elegantly converted train station and good food
147 N Front St. Medford 541 857-1910 Open daily for dinner 5pm.

Bambu – ($$$)
Contemporary eatery with a garden patio & wide range of Pan-Asian fare & lunch specials.
970 N Phoenix Rd #106, Medford, OR 97504

Real Deal Cafe – (Q, $)
Fresh ingredients for breakfast or lunch in a causal, diner-style atmosphere.
811 W Stewart Ave, Medford, OR 97501

Pomodori Bistro and Wine Bar – ($$)
Italian dishes pair with diverse wines in a contemporary setting with artwork & brick accents.
410 E Main St, Medford, OR 97501

Grants Pass Meals:

Twisted Cork – ($$$, FB)
Charming wine bar with a focus on Northwest wineries pairs glasses with upscale small plates. 21 and over only.
210 SW 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

The Horny Goat – (Q, FB)
Bar and grill many different foods to choose from delicious drinks, a wonderful atmosphere, and amazing cuisine.
234 SW 5th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

The Haul – (Q, $, Dog)
Trendy live music venue  Elevated pub grub & craft beer served in a hip, warehouse-like tavern with outdoor seating.
121 SW H St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Mamosas – (Q, $, FB, Dog, local food, busy first come first serve)
Intimate kitchen serving locavore breakfast & lunch fare in warm, brick-walled surrounds.
118 NW E St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Taprock – ($$$, FB)
Casual riverside American restaurant with log-cabin styling serving basic pub grub & breakfast fare.
2960, 971 SE 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Gtanos restaurant – (Q, $)
Downtown restaurant dishes made from a creative fusion of flavors from Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Open for lunch and dinner, Gtano’s offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, paninis, chicken, seafood, steaks, and desserts.
218 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Rates and Details:

Species: Trout/Steelhead
Season: Spring/Summer May-December
Duration: Full or Half Day
Capacity: 1-6 guests

Price per boat: $500 A 50% deposit is required to hold the date and the remainder is due at time of the trip.

Included: Guided fishing, all tackle (flies, rods, reels, leaders, and tippet), riverside lunch, transportation to and from your hotel as well as the put in/takeout.

Not Included: Round trip airfare, accommodations and meals other than the lodge, transportation to and from the airport, gratuities, alcohol, licenses.

Cancelation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation. If you decide to cancel for any reason, with a 90 days advance notice we will accommodate a full refund. If you cancel within the 90 day limit there will be no refund, but your deposit will be good towards a rescheduled trip up to a year from your original trip date. We fish rain or shine. However, if the river is not in shape or ‘blown-out’ due to high amounts of rain or snow melt; we will re- arrange trips as necessary to either fish elsewhere or reschedule to another date.