Fishing Adventures—Rogue Canyon
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR TRIP
Waterproof bags will be supplied to you if you are spent the night around Grants Pass. Shuttle instructions, as well as the time and location of our launch, will be included.
At 8:00 a.m., we’ll meet you at Graves Creek. The boats have been launched into the water and are ready to go. Tina will assist you in finalizing your shuttles, and the guides will assist you in transporting your gear to the boats. After all of the gear has been loaded, your guide will fit you with a PFD and give you a quick safety briefing, and then we’ll be on our way. We immediately proceed to Graves Creek Rapids, both upper and lower. We’ll go 2 miles to Rainie Falls, which will be a portage. You’ll travel a trail around the falls, pausing to observe the salmon attempting to leap over them. The drift boats will be roped through the fish ladder, which will take each guide roughly 10 minutes. Now it’s time to go fishing for salmon. We’ll be fishing for salmon for the majority of the morning. Lunch is served at 12 p.m. Lunch is deli-style, with a full sandwich bar, fruit, four or more homemade salads, cake and cookies, and the day’s catch—fresh grilled fish. Now that lunch has settled, it’s time to get back to fishing. We have 7 miles to travel to Black Bar Lodge, and we expect to arrive at 5:00 p.m. We’re going to shift our fishing tactics to focus more on steelhead. We’ll teach you how to do Zane Gray’s renowned Rogue River twitch. Before arriving at Black Bar Lodge, we’ll all fish a half-dozen steelhead runs and boat through many class 2 and 3 rapids. You will be shown to your cabins when we arrive. The guides will change into their evening outfits and prepare your evening meal. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Lights go down at 10:00 p.m. since the power comes from a generator. At 6:00 a.m. the next morning, the lights will be turned back on. Your cabin will be served with coffee. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m. By 8:00 a.m., we’re on our way to the boats for another excellent day of fishing.
This day we will travel about 16 miles and we will largely be fishing for steelhead, but there are some decent salmon holes if you like to try them, just ask your guide. This part also contains a lot of historical information. Battle Bar, Kelsey Canyon, Bob Foxes Cabin, Zane Gray’s Cabin, and more. At 12:00 NOON, we’ll stop for lunch once more. Similar lunch, different sandwich meats, new salads, and fresh steelhead, to name a few things. Before arriving at Paradise Lodge, we still have around 8 miles to go. At 6:00 p.m., we will arrive at Paradise. We’ve arrived at Mule Creek after many wonderful steelhead runs and a few rapids. We’ve all gathered here to run Mule Creek Canyon, a stunning and unique portion of the river. Blossom Bar, the most difficult rapid on our journey, awaits us after we pass through Mule Creek. It’s been a fantastic afternoon, and we’re at Paradise at 6:00 p.m. after a couple more steelhead places. You will be shown to your rooms when we arrive. Our meals will be prepared by the staff at Paradise, so please make place for the guides as we will be dining with you tonight. At 10:00 p.m., the lights are turned off. The lights are turned on again at 6:30 a.m., breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m., and we’re fishing by 8:00 a.m.
This is usually our finest steelheading day. We’ll be at Foster Bar at 3:00 p.m. after covering 12 miles. Today, we have a number of fantastic steelhead runs to choose from, one of which is known as the Generals. General Curtis LeMay’s cabin was located here. Captain Titchener was ambushed by the Rogue Indian at Titchener’s and narrowly escaped. We’ve arrived at the Ford Hole for our final lunch of the day—fresh steelhead and more new salads. We attempt to keep this lunch stop to a minimum so that we can spend more time fishing before arriving at Foster Bar at 3:00 p.m. You’ll be able to locate your vehicles, unpack your belongings, and return home from here.
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