inter Steelhead:
These fish attack in the months of January through April.  We employ a light tackle recipe that will put fish on your line and a smile on your face.  Side drifting with roe is most effective method and it's a whole lot of fun casting  to a hole where a bruising fish lay in wait! hold on, there's nothing like the feel of a hook set on a tenacious & feisty Steelhead.  Cold is not an option...Fish from the comfort of a heated drift boat on the river that has the best conditions for your day of fishing.  We can accommodate any size group you are interested in bringing.

pring Chinook:
May through July is the prime time for these chinook.  Back-bouncing roe and running kwikfish are the proven techniques for enticing these chromers.  The springer averages between 10 and 30 pounds.  These are also one the very best eating salmon you will ever have and they have a little more fat and oil in them.  Most of these trips are done in powerboats, however as the season progresses we fish from drift boats in the upper reaches of the Rogue River.

ummer Steelhead:
Pound for pound one the very best fighting fish you will encounter.  The fall (Sept-Nov.) is the prime time. This is also the most beautiful time of year to be on the water as the fall colors and beginning to change.  Floating from a heated drift boat, side-drifting with light spinning rods is the method of choice, these fish average 3 to 14 pounds, and as a bonus this is the time of year that the Rogue gets its run of "half-pounders" which adds even more excitement to your trip.  For you hunters out there we also offer a "cast & blast" trip this time of year as well, enjoy hunting for waterfowl while steelhead fishing at the same time.  Be sure to inquire on specific dates as the hunting seasons change yearly.

all Chinook & Coho Salmon:
August and September are when the fall chinook arrive in the middle Rogue. Enjoy the day fishing from a roomy powerboat. We currently hold 1 of the 3 permits that allow powerboats to used commercially in this section of the river, so you're greatly increase this time of year. These are the larger of the 2 runs of salmon we get, they average between 10 and 50 lbs. and put a very good fight.
We also fish the small coastal rivers; Checto, Elk and Sixes rivers in November and December for fall chinook, timing is everything, so be sure to call for your desired dates. We can accommodate and party size with advanced notification.

Small-Mouth Bass:  Umpqua River (day floats) & John Day River (multi-day adventures)
The Umpqua is renowned for its abundant smallmouth bass populations. Aggressive smallmouth bass averages 100 fish days to be a somewhat common occurrence on this particular drift, making it one of the finest fisheries of its kind in the country.  This is a wonderful trip June through August to enjoy for its active fishing and beautiful scenery.  This day trip is a must do if you have kids or grandkids.

The John Day River multi-day adventure is action packed fishing on 3, 4 or 5 day trips.  The John Day River has been described as the mini-Grand Canyon, yielding magnificent geological formations and abundant wildlife to view and photograph.  Bring your personal gear and get ready to enjoy one of the most memorable vacations you will ever have.  The John Day season is short due to water levels, June through approximately the 1st week in July, so book today for next year. 


Trout & Scenic Trips Year Around:

Contact: Travis Malone
Email travis@malonesfishing.com
Cell: 541-660-8918