The upper Rogue continues to produce plenty of winter steelhead, and on Saturday I had another opportunity to chase after them. Guides Charlie “Steelhead” Brown and Brady Rogers had an open seat on their day off, and I couldn’t pass it up with all the good reports. The day started off slow, but things finally got rolling for us a little after 7.
Being a Saturday, there were quite a few more boats out. Most were side-drifting, but it definitely seemed to be a plug bite kind of day. Even with multiple boats working the holes, we were able to slide in a couple of times and pick fish up right between them. The new Mag Lips 3.5 was the hot ticket once again, and is quickly becoming our go-to plug.
The girls didn’t want to come out and play, so it ended up being a guys day on the river. The double stripe bucks were displaying some awesome colors though, and put up some great fights.
Now for the video, and a couple of pictures…
|A nice double striped buck started off the morning with a great fight.|
|After Charlie picked one up it was my turn again.|
|As seen in the video – Brady releasing the last fish of the day.|