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Umpqua River - Fishing

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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.


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 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.


Prices available upon request