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Umpqua River Driftboat Fishing Trips
A Driftboat Fishing trip on Southern Oregon's Scenic Umpqua River will amaze you with incredible views around each turn, abundant wildlife and of course World Class Fishing 12 months a year!

This fishery is one of the finest in the nation, we can catch 40-60 smallmouth bass per person and many 100 fish days occur during the season. On this and all our trips we can accommodate novices and expert fisherman alike.

Equipment
The classic high-rise rocker bottom McKenzie drift boats we use have been improved upon over the past 80 years for use on this famous river. Not only can they run whitewater, but in the hands of our able guides these stable boats can quietly and precisely maneuver into the smallest nooks and crannies to find the allusive big ones.

Each drift boat carries 3 people, 2 fly fisherman and 1 guide.

Top quality equipment is supplied by us, but in the event that you have a lucky rod or certain setup that you prefer we encourage all fisherman to bring along their favorite equipment, whether it's fly or spinning gear.

We will schedule all our trips for the times that work for our guests. If you want to fish late or early that's fine with us, but we will always give our suggestions for best results.

Don't forget to bring the essentials such as rain gear, an Oregon fishing license, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and beverages.

About Our Guides
Our River Guides are all friendly, full-time professionals with years of river experience. They graciously share their local area knowledge with our clients, providing local background and historical information of the river. Not only are our guides knowledgeable and friendly but also some of the greatest oarsman and fisherman the area has to offer.

Trip Length
Our trips to the Umpqua are full day fishing adventures.

Rates
Full-day trip: $385 per boat (one or two fisherman)
  One of many caught on another great fishing day on the Umpqua.
One of many caught on another great fishing day on the Umpqua.

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Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 6,000 ft. The North Umpqua River gets it's start at Maidu Lake.

Known as the "Jewel of the Cascades" the beautiful North Fork Umpqua is a classic Oregon White Water Boating and Fishing River. With incredibly crystal clear waters filtered through volcanic pumice and ash the river is a natural beauty to behold with amazing wildlife and abundant year round fishing opportunities.

Fishing Schedule
Springers
April-June
Fall Chinook
August-October
Summer Steelhead
May-September
Winter Steelhead
December-April
Smallmouth Bass
April-October

Native Fish
Smallmouth Bass
Chinook Salmon (spring & fall)
Silver Salmon (Coho)
Striped Bass
Shad
Steelhead (summer & winter)

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