Oregon assistance

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#1
Hey fine steelheaders,

I may be heading to Southern Oregon next week since my hunting plans fell through.

I fished the N. Umpqua last year and enjoyed it enough to do again for sure. I am unsure how bad it is up there after the fire. Are the campgrounds open?

I was also contemplating fishing the Rogue. Before digging into my gazetteer tonight, I was curious about access and how difficult it is for a novice. I understand that down low should be easier but is there any reasonable way to get into the wild and scenic section? Is it necessary? Thanks for any replies. I do take PM's too.

Go Sox,
cds
 

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#3
Not sure on access but I'd suggest swinging by Costco and grab a few a boxes of kleenex to wipe up those Red Sox induced tears.
Given the relative success that he Olde Towne Team has had since the birth of my 1st child (3 world series titles/ constant relevance), it is difficult for me to feel the pain of Red Sox losses like I once did. Dry tissues will not be needed. Like herpes, they will be back.

Given that I will be camping, I may stop and pick up some wet wipes from Costco. Wet wipes tend to help with many camping related sanitation issues. Thanks for the reminder!

Go Sox,
cds
 
#4
I fished the N. Umpqua last year and enjoyed it enough to do again for sure. I am unsure how bad it is up there after the fire. Are the campgrounds open?
I went down about a month ago and susan creek was open. The pullouts along the hwy were closed up high but they might be open by now. Even if they aren't, there is still tons of water to fish.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5505/
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#6
I wish I could help. I grew up on the Rogue. Caught my first steelhead out of it. That was about 55 years ago. I haven’t fished the Rogue in about 45 years and the last time I visited there most of the river where I fished is now privately owned.
 
#10
Doesn't anybody just go out and find their own spots anymore......rather than shamelessly beg for info on the internet ?
Shamelessly begging? The guy is just asking for some general information on a river that’s 500+ miles from home and he’s not familiar with. Not like he’s asking for specific honey holes.
As to “Hire a guide”, not everyone has the resources to put out $4-600/day for a guide after lodging, meals gas, out of state license, etc. this time of year on that river most of the better guides are booked. If you’re wanting to fish weekends good luck getting an opening.
I digress save to say rumor has it Charles has had a bit of success.
 

quilbilly

Big Time Hater
#12
...and someone who fishes the Rogue is shaking their head right now about 'outsiders ' looking for info on 'my home river', and out of state people crowding 'their' river, and generally bemoaning the overcrowded nature of Steelhead fishing these days....

You see, it's all about perspective....
 
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doublespey

Steelhead-a-holic
#14
People need to chill. If someone wants to share and it's sensitive info then the magical PM is a great reply.

I appreciated the info I received via PM when I was headed to Yosemite earlier this year. High water made it a golfing instead of fishing vacation, bit the info was still appreciated.

Like Charles, I'm not someone who posts GPS coordinates or lots of pictures. Just appreciative of the members who reached out to help another WFFer on holiday.

Hope he did score - it's a great feeling to explore a new Steelhead fishery and find a player or two.

Cheers,

Brian
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#15
...and someone who fishes the Rogue is shaking their head right now about 'outsiders ' looking for info on 'my home river', and out of state people crowding 'their' river, and generally bemoaning the overcrowded nature of Steelhead fishing these days....

You see, it's all about perspective....
You might have a career in broadcast news...ever thought about giving up the boards and pursuing it?
 

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