Bait Opener & a Photo Contest

Phil Tripp with a bait opener steelhead

If you didn’t know the upper Rogue opened to the use of bait from the hatchery to Shady Cove yesterday. It also opened to all artificial lures from Shady Cove down to the former Gold Ray dam site. After seeing nothing but flies for the last 2 months, the steelhead were very aggressive towards the new presentations. You can find my quick little write up about how the opener went over on – Upper Rogue Bait Opener Sees Big Catches. is also hosting a photo contest that runs until the end of December. The theme is Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead, and the winner will take home over $250 in prizes. The prize package includes $60 of XFactor Tackle gear, a XFactor Tackle sweatshirt, and a sculpture from award-winning artist Dave Allred. For details click here: Photo Contest

Tight Lines….

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