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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Im going to be coming to Oregon. Medford to be exact, fishing with a guide in Sept...the Rouge, and Umpaqua. Any recommendations on hotels...cheap is fine...power fishing for 5 days. Also decent bar/restaurants were we can get a cold beer and good burger. Also if there are any must see's, or do's...fly shops, or what ever you think is cool to do or see while we are in town...thanks!

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The Ashland Fly Shop is worth visiting, Ashland is just south of Medford. Stop by and talk with Will. He can help set you up with advice, flies, tips, etc...

Ashland also has many good restraunts, Medford has more "chain" restraunts
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One other tip is if you are fishing the North Umpqua, there is a pizza trailer (yes literally a guy who cooks pizza in a small trailer) in the town of glide. It is worth stoping there for lunch, it is a short drive from the NU and the pizza is amazing. Rich Zellman (who is a great NU guide) took us there a few weeks ago.
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Have breakfast at Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua.
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Im moving to Grants Pass in July. I'll gladly fish with ya and drink with ya.
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Thanks will do...fishing sept 9 th thru 13...going to try the ska opper and swing...whats the weather typically like...sept is the foot step for our fall in MI

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Crater Lake is definitely worth seeing if you have time.
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weather is typically perfect. 70s or 80s in the day, cooling in the eve.
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Awsome...cant wait....how is the fishing during this time frame typically?

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For an excellent guide here on the Rogue contact Nate Bailey. He posts here too. Almost forgot, as you get closer to your trip date both Jim (JD) Jones and I live minutes from the river. Happy to play 'Indian Guide.'

As far as to where to stay, North Medford to White City. Many major hotels that will put you minutes from the river. Staying in Ashland is a 'non-starter;' all you'll do is add an hours drive time getting back and forth to the river. One other 'iconic' place you'll want to visit is Jacksonville. Several great places to eat and one of the few places I go just to be another 'tourist.'

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Crater Lake is definitely worth seeing if you have time.
If you do a day trip to Crater Lake bring a 3wt short trout rod. Much of Hwy 62 runs along one of the upper forks of the Rogue. Area gets many trout plants over the course of the year. Can be a total hoot.

Also get the StreamTime Rogue River Map; dated as to when printed, but still dead on right down to the 1/10th mile.




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places to eat

While in Medford, stop in the Lil Pantry for burgers or to go sandwiches for the river. One is located at Villas & Table Rock Rd, another at Hwy 62 & Antelope Rd. If you get down to Gold Hill, be sure and have breakfast at Patties, located on the main drag center of town. Wild River Pizza & Brew Pub on Front St Central Point, craft beers & interesting pizza. (and I'm not real big on pizza), Jacksonville, if you're into German cuisine, Schoolhouse Brewhaus, Ashland, lots of good restaurants, Sushi or Thai, call me (541) 941-6545

Sept & Oct is flies only regs on the upper Rogue. (thins out the crowd a bit)

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For an excellent guide here on the Rogue contact Nate Bailey. He posts here too. Almost forgot, as you get closer to your trip date both Jim (JD) Jones and I live minutes from the river. Happy to play 'Indian Guide.'

As far as to where to stay, North Medford to White City. Many major hotels that will put you minutes from the river. Staying in Ashland is a 'non-starter;' all you'll do is add an hours drive time getting back and forth to the river. One other 'iconic' place you'll want to visit is Jacksonville. Several great places to eat and one of the few places I go just to be another 'tourist.'

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The Rogue in September is magical! There are a ton of great places to stay, the Edgewater inn is a great place in Shady Cove(Right on the River). Oregon is the Home of Craft Beer—Deschutes, Ninkasi, and Widmere Bros are among the best, but there are so many little breweries out there who’s to say. Our local Wild River is outstanding also. You should also look at taking a day trip in the Klamath Basin, specifically the Williamson River, as there are trout over there worth flexing your small spey rods, averaging 5-7 lbs. The Rogue, North Umpqua, and Basin Rivers are all within an hour and a half drive of where you are staying—you’re in for a treat! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you plan. Nate
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Caldera Brewery in Ashland has some killer brews- they're expanding too........Some of their IPAs will set ya on your arse !
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Caldera Brewery in Ashland has some killer brews- they're expanding too........Some of their IPAs will set ya on your arse !
I like Mia and Pias in Klamath(although its spotty at times) when it on its on!
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