Here in the Rogue Valley we’re blessed to have so many fishing opportunities within a very short drive. The Rogue runs right through our back yard, while the Applegate, South Umpqua, and Klamath Rivers are all within an hour drive. Sometimes it becomes hard to want to leave the comforts of home, when there is so much great salmon and steelhead fishing so close. However, this past week we decided to go out of our comfort zone and explore some new water to the north.
Between the long drive and floating 19 miles of river, it was an extremely long day. It was made well worth it though, by being able to see some amazing country and finding a few fish a long the way. With such a long float the name of the game was side drifting, and we found that the steelhead were munching eggs cured in Pautzke’s orange BorX O Fire that day.
You couldn’t have asked for a better day when learning new water. We found a few nice winter steelhead, and plenty of down river fish to keep the action lively all day. Maybe one day we’ll venture out of our bubble and return.