Summer Steelhead

Summer Steelhead fishing on the Rogue River with Ron Smith guided fishing tripsBeginning in early August good numbers of these hard fighting fish begin to show up in the lower Rogue River.

Many of them are what are referred to as “half-pounders”(13-18 inches) on their first trip back to freshwater.

Though fairly small, they are great sport on fly rods or light spinning gear.

Some of these fish are on their second or third migration and weigh up to 10 pounds!