Zach began his guide career at 16 years old working as a summertime whitewater guide on the Rogue River. In 2008 he acquired his USCG 100 ton Master Captain’s license and began fishing full time. Growing up on the banks of the Umpqua river, it was decided early on in life that working on the water and providing clients the opportunity to bring home that special “catch of a lifetime” was his passion. Now, at 26 years old, he continues that passion. His program consists of winter steel heading on all the rivers of Southern Oregon, as well as offshore ocean trips in Homer, Alaska for trophy halibut, salmon, and lingcod, and of course the Rogue River canyon in the fall.
I am 26 years old and a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. I’ve had my Guide license for 7 years. I fish on rivers all over Southern Oregon as well as the Kenai River in Alaska. I begin each year on the Umpqua, Chetco, Coquille, and Rogue Rivers where I guide for Winter steelhead. During […]
Darrell has been guiding the Rogue River for over 20 years. Living only steps away from the river in the sleepy community of Galice in the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River has given him an opportunity to learn the river like few others. With knowledge gleamed from another generation of guides who have […]
James grew up in the foothills of Missoula MT, where he learned his love for the outdoors. At the age of 5, James began his life-long journey as an angler. At age 8, being asked by his father the question we all received, “James, what do you want to be when you get older? “, […]
Stuart, a southern-Oregon native, has been guiding on the Rogue River since 2009. He specializes in two-handed fly fishing for both summer and winter steelhead. During the warmer summer months his trips focus on dry line fishing in the early and late hours of the day. As the water temperatures drop he moves to deep-swung […]
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 […]
I have been guiding on the Rogue River for over 40 years. It has always been very important to me to share this Beautiful river that we have in our backyard. I really enjoy guiding families with children. It’s very special to see that the young guys and gals catch their first fish…. See ya […]