The Umpqua river system has three different rivers: the North, South and Main Umpqua. The three stems are known for their extraordinary winter and summer steelhead, spring and fall chinook and summer small mouth bass fishing. The Main Umpqua has world class small mouth bass fishing and can be fished from June-September.

The North Umpqua is a tributary of the Main Umpqua River; the headwaters originate near Diamond Lake and flows through the Cascade Mountain Range south east of Eugene. The North Umpqua River has a phenomenal winter steelhead run, and its winter steelhead fishery is primarily a wild fish run that offers great opportunity for catch and release from December- April. The North Umpqua produces some of the largest steelhead on the west coast often exceeding 20lbs. If you want to retain hatchery steelhead for table fair, the North Umpqua also has a great hatchery run of summer steelhead.

The South Umpqua is the other tributary of the Main Umpqua River whose headwaters are situated just east of Rosburg while originating near Tiller, Oregon. The South Umpqua is one of my favorite places to fish for winter steelhead. The South Umpqua has a mix of hatchery and wild steelhead run and can also produce large fish over 20lbs. I like to fish from the town of Canyonville to Myrtle Point. The South Umpqua can easily be one of the most productive places to fish in Southwest Oregon.

Winter and summer steelhead and fall and spring chinook will be fished for out of my 2017 17’ Willie Drift Boat. Fishing in the Bay will be fished out of my 2018 24’ Willie Raptor.


Call (541) 415-1640!

What’s Provided

  • Boats: Drift boat 2017 17′ X 60″ Willie Drift Boat with a heater, pizza oven, seats with arm rests, with the ability to fish 3 people and a 2018 24′ X 84″ Willie Raptor Jet Sled, plenty of room and has the ability to fish 4-6 people
  • Fishing Rods: Steelhead and Salmon we fish G-Loomis IMX rods with either shimano Ci4, Daiwa lexa line counters or abu garcia 5501 level line
  • Beckman fishing nets
  • Top quality instruction and methods depending on the type of fishery
  • Coast guard master 25 ton certification
  • CPR certification
  • Large group fishing capabilities
  • fly fishing options

What to Bring

  • Fishing license
  • food and drink (ability to cook in the drift boat)
  • Warm clothes and rain gear depending on weather (be sure to check weather forecast)
  • Alcohol is permitted with responsible consumption

What it Costs

Half Day:
7:00AM-11:00AM or 12:00PM-4:00PM
$175 per Person
with $75 Deposit

Full Day:
$275 Per person
With $125 deposit

Call Today (541) 415-1640!

** Winter steelhead fishing takes place from January-April **

** Summer Steelhead takes place from June-August **

A Few Photos on the Umpqua


Coquille River

Coquille River

Rogue River

Rogue River

Rogue River Bay

Rogue River Bay