Guided Fishing Trips In Southern Oregon

Guided Fishing Trips

In Southern Oregon






Years Guiding

About Rogue River Sport Fishing And Captain Phil Tripp

I offer unforgettable year-round guided fishing trips on Southern Oregon’s most famous salmon and steelhead rivers. As a USCG licensed guide I am lucky to have one of the best jobs in the world, in one of the most scenic destinations. My 13 years of experience as a full time fishing guide, and 250+ days on the water each year, allows me to put my clients in the right spot to have the best day possible of fishing.

We chase after salmon and steelhead on Southern Oregon’s wild and scenic Rogue, Chetco, Umpqua, Elk, Sixes, & Coquille Rivers. These rivers offer breath taking views while having a great chance at catching a fish of a lifetime.

I provide all the top of the line equipment you’ll need to have a safe and successful day on the water. We will fish out of my custom 21′ Willie Predator, or custom 17′ heated Willie Drift Boat depending on the fishery and time of year.

From kids and beginners to experienced anglers alike, I am a trusted choice when deciding who to spend your valuable time on the water with this season.

-Captain Phil Tripp

Now Booking 2023 Guided Salmon, Steelhead, & Trout Fishing Trips in Southern Oregon

I’ve booked several trips with Phil on many different rivers. His knowledge of the water and the fish is very impressive. Phil comes prepared and we fish hard with tremendous success. At the end of the trip he takes care of your catch and sends you home looking forward to the next trip. He’s a true professional in his craft and it’s always a great time on the water with Phil.

-Ryan Nyseth
Amazing experience. Amazing fish! Amazing guide. Phil definitely knows his stuff. It was below 30*F and we were very comfortable. Heater on board! We fished steelhead (knocked ‘em dead!) and I’m now scheduling Kings.

-Gnene Samford Rineer
I've fished with Phil twice now - looking forward to another trip soon. Phil is the right combination of helpful without being bossy. Knows how to let experienced anglers do their thing, while coaching my kids, too. Unlike most guides who make you feel pressured, Phil is easy going and still hard working. Great all around guide who knows how to put you on fish.

-Jesse Rothschild

What We Fish For

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We guide for both Chinook (Kings) and Coho (Silvers) Salmon. These are the largest fish we chase with clients catching Kings over 30 pounds every year.

Season: May through December


Steelhead are the fish that starts the addiction for most fishermen in the Northwest. They are known for their drag screaming runs, and high flying acrobatics.

Season: July through April

Where We Fish

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Rogue River

Our home water for the majority of the year thanks to the year round opportunities to catch salmon and steelhead. We guide the Rogue River near the towns of Medford and Gold Beach.

Umpqua River

The Umpqua River is the top producing winter steelhead river in Oregon. It’s also one of the best chances at catching a trophy steelhead over 20 pounds. 

Southern Oregon Coast

During the late fall and winter, the Southern Oregon coastal rivers offer great fishing opportunities for fall salmon and winter steelhead. We guide on the Chetco, Coquille, Elk & Sixes Rivers.

Bring the Entire Family

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Being able to hold a fishing rod is all that’s required. We personalize every trip to match your level of experience, and will coach you through every step.

Gear & Bait Provided

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No need to worry about what they’re biting, or having the correct gear. We provide all the gear, bait, and tackle required to have a succesful day of fishing. You’ll just need to bring your favorite food, and drinks.

Large Groups Welcome

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We work closely with several other local guides, and can accommodate large groups. Bring your friends, clients, or the entire family and let’s enjoy a fun day on the water together. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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(2 person minimum, 3 person max)

Full Day: $300 per person

Half Day: $225 per person

(2 person minimum, 4 person maximum)

4 people: $250 per person

3 people: $275 per person

2 people: $300 per person

Large Groups Welcome!

A $50 per Person, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date(s).

All of our fishing trips include the following:

  • USCG licensed and insured fishing captain
  • All fishing equipment, tackle, & bait
  • Fish processing
  • Life jackets & all safety equipment
  • Extra rain gear
  • Shuttle to and from your vehicle
  • Ice chest for food & drinks

These are the essentials that you’ll want to bring to ensure a great day on the water:

  • A valid Oregon fishing license with a salmon & steelhead tag (the tag is included with 1, 2, 3, & 7 day fishing licenses)
  • Food & drinks (our Willie Drift Boat has an oven to heat food)
  • Layered clothing / rain gear / a hat / waterproof shoes
  • Camera / sunscreen / sunglasses
  • Ice chest to take home your catch
  • $5 to park your vehicle

Our Willie Drift Boat is designed for two people plus your guide. We can accommodate 3 guests, but it is tight, much like the back of a car.

Our Willie Predator can fish 4 guests.

For larger groups we have additional guides and boats available.

Generally we will meet about an hour before sunrise to take advantage of the best bite early in the morning. If a later start is needed just let me know.

We will meet at a boat ramp or park near where we are fishing for that day. I will be able to give you a general idea of the location when the trip is booked, but the exact location and time will be discussed the day before the trip.

The general limit for salmon and steelhead is 2 per person, per day in aggregate. This can vary during special or emergency seasons. We can always keep hatchery fish, but retention of wild fish varies by the season.


I personalize each trip, and will take the time to provide the necessary instruction to have a fun day of fishing.

Lets Go Fishing

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Ready to book your next adventure, or have questions about our trips? Give us a call at 541-613-8754 or fill out the form below.

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