Winter Steelhead kick off the calendar year with a tremendous run of big fish peaking in January and February, As the Steelhead start to diminish in numbers in March, it makes way for the Spring Chinook, and early Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Main Umpqua in late March and April. American Shad show up in massive numbers in mid May, blending with the Salmon run, and last through Mid June or so....all the while the Smallmouth fishing is becoming fast and furious. Our summer steelhead will gain in numbers from June all the way through October, with the primary fishery being in the scenic upper North Umpqua. Moving into the late summer,(as the Smallmouth continue to bite!) most anglers attention turn to the lower river and bay for fall king fishing. Large numbers of Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon move into the bay starting mid July, and continue migrating through the system until late October. Prime time for bay fishing is August and September, with optimum river opportunities being September through early October. And all the while, smallmouth bass continue to bite!
If you are interested in customizing a trip, I am happy to work with you on that as well. Let me know what interests you, and we will see what we can put together.