Mike Springer was raised on the Umpqua river and has spent his whole life there. Although no one has called him Mike since the 6th grade, it’s usually just Springer. Captain Springer holds a 100 ton Master Coast Guard license and is a full-time fishing guide. His fishing ventures consist of Winter steelhead and Spring salmon on the Umpqua followed by big Summer kings in Winchester Bay. Springer then moves on to the mighty Rogue River for fly fishing for the famous Steelhead. November and December you can find Springer on the South coast fishing for salmon on the Sixes and Elk Rivers. Springer says, “I knew at a very young age that with the last name like Springer, that I was destined to become a fishing guide.”