Rogue River Outfitters
Rogue River Outfitters are specialists in Rafting and Fishing Oregon. We are a second generation family owned and operated Oregon Guide and Outfitter service. Guiding and outfitting on Oregon Rivers for nearly 50 years.
If you are looking for adventure in Whitewater Rogue River Rafting or Fishing some of the finest rivers in Oregon, then Rogue River Outfitters has a trip for you. We offer a Rogue River White Water Wilderness Rafting Trip and Oregon Fishing Trips.
What ever thrill you are seeking, one of our rafting trips or fishing trips might just be what you are looking for. Sit back and relax as you navigate through our site.
Please call us with any questions. We love to talk about our trips and answer any and all questions you may have.
Your Hosts: Craig & Tina Hughson
Rogue River Fishing: Sept-Nov September begins our three day, two nights Rogue River Fall Drift Fishing Trips. We offer the drift fishing trips the months of September, October and November. At this time the adult summer steelhead (4lb. to 10lb.) and world famous Rogue River half pounders (1 1/2lb. to 3lb.) are migrating up from the ocean to the upper reaches of the Rogue River.
The adult Chinook and Coho or silver salmon are also migrating up the river at this time. Depending on the time of year there are many different fishing techniques used on the Rogue River: fly fishing, spin casting, bait bouncing and trolling plugs. Our guides are masters at all of them. All fishing rod and tackle as well as bait and flies will be provided for you. If you have a favorite rod that is suitable you are more than welcome to bring it.
We will spend our nights on the Rogue River at beautiful rustic river lodges, Black Bar and Paradise. Here you experience wonderful accommodations and first class meals. The lodges offers individual cabins with two guests per room hot shower heaters and a soft bed.
Our trips are can accommodate up to 12 guests per trip. These trips are wonderful for the family, group of friends, and also make a great corporate outing.
With all of our trips, we feel the Rogue River is where friendships are made and some of life's greatest stories grow each year.
Rogue River Rafting: July-Aug We guarantee you will enjoy our three-day, two night white water wilderness rafting trips. Our Rogue River Raft trips have proven to be a hit for the entire family, groups of friends and corporate outings. Rafting the Rogue River is both adventurous as it is rewardingly beautiful. The Rogue Rivers class II, II, IV white water is well reputed as being among the nation's best. Yet the Rogue Rafting is only part of the enjoyment. The Rogue River offer a special wilderness experience that is truly first rate.
Your Rogue River Raft trip begins at Graves Creek and ends 3 days, 2 nights and 38 miles later after numerous memorable adventures at Foster Bar. Our trips take you through 32 miles of federally protected Wild & Scenic Rogue River Canyon.
We raft the rogue river during the months of July and August. At this time of year you can count on warm weather with temperatures ranging from 85 to 95. Also, the Rogue River class II, III, IV white water exciting and safe. Don't worry if the weather is too warm the Rogue River water temperatures average 65 to 74 degrees, making the Rogue River a perfect temperature for swimming. The Rogue River is a drop pool river, so after every rapid there is a pool before the next surge of excitement.
Deschutes Flyfishing: May-Aug We offer these trips from mid May through July. At this time the large trout are in close to shore feeding on the many varieties of fly hatches occurring in the spring and early summer.We offer Deschutes Flyfishing Trips, 3 day 2 nights and a 4 day 3 nights camping trip, fly fishing for Native Rainbow Trout. This drift trip is approximately 35 miles long starting at Trout Creek 20 miles from Madras, Oregon and ending just above Maupin, Oregon. In this section, the Deschutes River flows about 42 hundred cubic feet per second. It is quite deep and fast holding large numbers of strong native trout. On the Deschutes River it is a state law prohibiting fishing from any floating device, so all of our fishing is done by wading the brushy shorelines and riffles. This can be quite difficult at times, the Deschutes River creates a challenge to even the most experienced fly fisherman.
The Deschutes is a blue ribbon trout stream. There is a two fish slot limit. Fish must be between 10 and 13 inches to be kept, the idea is to let the larger fish reproduce and create a trophy trout stream. In the 30 years we have been fishing the Deschutes River we have seen big changes in the numbers and size of the trout. We float the Deschutes River in McKenzie River drift boats and use a large raft to haul our camp. The cargo raft goes out ahead to prepare our camp and have everything ready when we arrive in the evening. We provide large spacious tents, sleeping cots, lounge chairs and even a hot shower. The best in meals will be prepared for you.
On the Deschutes River Flyfishing trips we specialize in outdoor camp cooking. Our meals consist of Dutch oven baked breads, grilled meats, fresh tossed salads and a variety of fresh vegetables.
Winter Steelhead Fishing: January – March is some of the best steelhead fishing of the year. We fish for Winter Steelhead on our Oregon Coastal rivers, primarily the Alsea, Nestucka and our favorite the Siletz. Oregon winter steelhead average 8 to 10 pounds, 28 to 30 inches with our personal best of 28 pounds and 44 inches long. We fish from a 16 or 20 foot McKenzie River drift boat, equipped with comfortable seating and a heater for cool days.
We provide all rods, tackle and bait necessary for our fishing day. There are as many techniques to catch a winter steelhead as there are rivers to fish for them. The key to catching winter steelhead is to match the techniques with the river, weather and water conditions.
We do our best to fish where the winter steelhead are and to match the method of fishing to the conditions of that day, these two things increase your odds of catching a Oregon Winter Steelhead by tenfold.
Salmon Fishing: April-Spring Chinook Salmon Fishing here in Oregon can begin as early as March but April is a definite month for Salmon. You will usually find hunting these elusive fish on the Columbia in or near Portland Oregon. You may even find us on the Willemette River from Eugene to Oregon City. One thing is for sure, we will follow the big fish where ever they go in Oregon.
Grande Ronde:June-Grande Ronde, this is a 3 or 4 day deluxe camping trip fly fishing for Rainbow trout. It’s a 50 mile float beginning at Minim, which is approximately 30 miles from LaGrande, Oregon and ending in Troy, Oregon approximately 8 miles from the Oregon and Washington border. Our trip begins in the mountains at the confluence of the Minim and Wallowa Rivers at the very small town of Minim. The Grand Ronde is a beautiful free flowing river cutting it’s way through a deep canyon where it eventually flows into the Snake River.
The canyon is timbered in fir and ponderosa pines enter spurts with large grassy meadows and flat benches that become our camp site’s. We begin our fishing day as we launch our drift boats and ready our rods at 9:00 am, as we drift the river your guide will steady the boat while you cast into the riffles and rocky shore lines where the trout lay and wait.