Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
Looking for +1 on a Winter trip to S.W. Oregon - Chetco, Lower Rogue, etc.
I'm thinking seriously about trying to find someone here on the speypages that might be interested in splitting a guided trip in January or early February to the southern Oregon coast rivers for Steelhead, possibly multiple venues depending on last minute factors and interests, for 2-3 (maybe could swing 4) days. None of my Fishing buddy regulars is free or game for this, but I am not to be dissuaded!
I have a guide I'd like to use, and this would be a "swing-only" type trip. The guide has a jetboat for access, and has a lot of experience (and a house) in the area. We would split the guide fees of $450 per day, and we could split the hotel fees if desired. Google Confluence Outfitters for more info. Geno would be our spey-friendly-spey-experienced guide. That is to say he can handle helping (or not) as required at pretty much any level of experience. Most importantly he knows where the fish are, and is a pleasant guy who when given the choice would prefer swinging for Steelhead over other methods.
One nice thing about a winter trip to the coast is that the temperature should be fairly moderate and comfortable compared to inland - 40s and 50s F courtesy of the proximity of the Pacific ocean. The other thing would be fishing for white-chrome steelhead close to the salt! :-)
If you are interested in discussing the possibility drop me a pm. There is no rush just yet to decide. I'm pretty flexible on dates - weekdays preferred though. Let me know what you think. I will be leaving tomorrow morning and will be back Friday night, so I may not see or respond to any pms before then.
We can play it from there if there is any interest, and see if we are simpatico about what we would want.