A Fishing Family

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 Larry Averett has been fishing Oregon rivers since the age of 12. He grew up fishing the North Umpqua River from his uncle’s cabin located on its banks. Since then, he has learned the secrets of many of Southern Oregon’s majestic rivers. Larry has over 25 years of fishing experience to guide you with. Southern Oregon has a wide variety of scenic and beautiful rivers to fish. Depending on when and what kind of fishing you would like to do, you can fish the world famous Umpqua and Rogue river systems to the remote rivers like the Coquille and Smith. You can locate them on the map above. Our Guides have many years of fishing experience, with many tournaments and Derby winners, and are willing to share it with you. Many large fishing lodges just take you fishing and don’t show you the ropes. We will take you to some of our favorite spots where the fish like to hang out.  Myself and our staff of guides that will ensure you have a good time. So book a trip of a lifetime for that trophy fish that you will always remember. We can also set up your trip from as little as just going fishing, to setting up lodging, meals and whatever is needed to make your trip work for you. 

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  • CHINOOK SALMON 
  • RIVERS — Umpqua, Coos and Coquille Referred to as the ‘King Salmon’. Along other parts of the Pacific coast, the Chinook is the largest of the Salmon family and is regularly found in the ocean off the mouth of many west coast rivers and up to 90 miles inland. The spring runs begin in March or April and extends into June. Spawning occurs in September and October. The fall run Chinook starts in to the rivers early in August in the bays and up river in September and extending to October. The larger of the two runs seems to be the fall run with fish averaging 25 lbs. and as large as 50 lbs. and larger fish. Spring Chinook average 20 lbs. and 40 lbs. not being uncommon. Fall Chinook seem to be a better biting fish and the weather is very enjoyable. 


  • SALMON — Coho
  • RIVERS Umpqua, Coos and Coquille    Also known as the ‘Silver’ and much smaller than the Chinook, Coho are abundant throughout most of the Pacific Northwest bays and rivers. They enter the rivers with the fall Chinook and are most common during the late part of the fall run. A favorite among sportsmen with light tackle. 


  • BASS Smallmouth
    RIVERS Main and South Umpqua, Coquille   These small but feisty fish can really bend a fly rod or light spinning rod with top water action being best in July. Pound for pound no fish fights harder, with catches of 100 fish per day. These are catch and release with fish up to 6 pounds and larger. We enjoy the summer months when fishing for Smallmouth on the river and even take a dip in the water 70 degrees. Fishing starts in May and ends in late September.  


  • SHAD Herring
    RIVERS Umpqua and Coquille    A member of the Herring family and weighing up to six pounds, this fish is growing in popularity with sportsmen because of its fighting spirit. The shad enter the river to spawn in May and June, are found in the mainstream Umpqua. When smoked and canned, the fish is superb, and the rowe is considered a delicacy through out the world.  


  • STEELHEAD Summer and Winter
    RIVERS Umpqua, Smith, Elk, Sixes, Coquille and Rogue Sea-going Rainbow Trout are referred to as Steelhead. These fish have migrated to the ocean in their early life and return to their native stream and rivers to spawn. They follow a four-year life pattern common to the Salmon family. Summer Steelhead enter the rivers in May as water temperatures rise and continue until November. These fish are really active fish to hook up with and are great fighters and average six to ten pounds. Winter Steelhead, the more numerous of the two runs and larger fish, start into the river as heavy rains cause it to rise, which usually occurs in November and continues until March. They average seven to twelve pounds, with a few up to 25 pounds.