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FISHING REPORT DECEMBER 22, 2012

Look! Even the guide landed a Fall Chinook on the Sixes River. The Fall Chinook fishing was up and down this year on the Elk and Sixes Rivers but we did well. We are now fishing for Winter Steelhead. We're hoping the weather will be good to us this year. NOW is the time to book your trip.
Gary Lewis Guide service

 
FISHING REPORT NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Nov 3 20/12 photo of Gary Lewis of Roseburg with nice fall Chinook caught last week fly fishing on the Elk River . Fall Chinook fishing was good this year on the Umpqua. Now we are fishing on the Elk and Sixes Rivers and it looks like it will also be good. Now is the time to book your trip.
FISHING REPORT August 14, 2012

8/12/12 photo of nice Bass caught last week on the Umpqua. The Smallmouth Bass fishing is so good now and the weather is going to make it even better this nest few weeks . We will start fishing for fall Chinook around the first of September and if you wish to catch a big fall Chinook on your fly rod, November is not to far off. So get your trip booked now. There are only about 3 weeks left for prime Bass fishing.
Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460
www.garylewisguideservice.com
riverguidegary@gmail.com

FISHING REPORT July 17, 2012

7/17 this is Lora form Eugene, Oregon with a nice Bass. The Smallmouth Bass fishing is as good as it gets and we still have the rest of the summer left so book your trip now.

 
FISHING REPORT May 15, 2012

May 14th photo of Brandon Johnson form lake view ore showing off a 4lb Shad. The Shad fishing is on and should be good to the end of June. Springer fishing is slow. Smallmouth Bass will start up soon so book your trip now.

Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460
www.garylewisguideservice.com 
riverguidegary@gmail.com 

 
FISHING REPORT April 12, 2012

Skiller Lewis holding up nice Steelhead. Fishing was a little slow the last 2 weeks because the water has been too high. But water levels are down again now and fishing is good again. We will fish for Steelhead until the end of April and then start fishing for Shad and Spring Chinook Salmon.
CALL NOW TO BOOK
541.672.2460
www.garylewisguideservice.com
riverguidegary@gmail.com

FISHING REPORT February 22, 2012

Photo of Larry Sullivan form Eugene Oregon. with a nice fish he caught on the North Umpqua River. Fishing has been good in all the rivers including the North, South and the main Umpqua River. The good fishing should continue that way the rest of the winter so now is the time to book your trip.

Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 fawn drive
Roseburg, Oregon
541.672.2460
www.garylewisguideservice.com
riverguidegary@gmail.com

FISHING REPORT Christmas, 2011

Dec 20th photo (above) of of Tobias from Klamath Falls Oregon with nice Salmon caught on the Elk River. We had a good year on the Elk and Sixes Rivers in November and December. Now we will start fishing for Steelhead on the Umpqua system near Roseburg. It looks like the fishing will be good from December through April so get your trip booked now.
Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460
www.garylewisguideservice.com
riverguidegary@gmail.com

FISHING REPORT Thanksgiving, 2011

Photo is of Blaine Painter of Roseburg Oregon showing off nice fish caught at the mouth of the Elk River. We did very good at the mouth of the Elk with flies. Now that it has rained the rivers have came up and we will switch to fishing the Sixes River.
Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 fawn drive
Roseburg, Oregon
541.672.2460
www.Garylewisguideservice.com 
Riverguidegary@gmail.Com

 
FISHING REPORT August 1, 2011

Aug 1 photo of John Albdor from the Sacramento area with a nice Bass on the main Umpqua river. The Bass fishing has been good and Steelhead fishing is poor just like last year . We still have a month of Smallmouth Bass fishing left then we will start up fall Chinook
Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 fawn drive
Roseburg, Oregon
541.672.2460
www.Garylewisguideservice.com 
Riverguidegary@gmail.Com

FISHING REPORT January 2, 2011

We had a good year on the Umpqua Elk and Sixes rivers for Fall Chinook. Now is the time for Winter Steelhead in the Roseburg area . The predictions are that the South Umpqua is going to get a big run of hatchery fish this year. It should be a great year for Winter fish so now is the time to book your trip.

Thanks Gary
Gary Lewis guide service
607 fawn drive
Roseburg, or
541.672.2460

FISHING REPORT October 18 / 2010

This year we did very good on the Umpqua River and it should bo good on the Elk and Sixes this year also. There should be lots of fish. I will be fishing over there form the 25th of October thru the middle of December or later so now is the time to book.
Thanks,
Gary



Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460

 
FISHING REPORT Sept 15 / 2010

Larry Rich and his wife of Roseburg showing off a 35lb Chinook caught by his wife on the Umpqua by Roseburg.

Also Don Bower from Nevada with nice fish in the fog. Salmon fishing has been good and still is good. Steelhead fishing is poor. Looks like fishing on the sixes and elk rivers will be very nice this year in Nov and Dec so get booked now
 Gary Lewis Guide Service
 607 fawn drive
 Roseburg, or
 541.672.2460

FISHING REPORT 8-1-2010

Aug 3, 2010 This is Larry Moore form Corvallis ore with a nice Bass from the main Umpqua river near Roseburg, Oregon. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good. The Steelhead fishing so far is poor. Fall Chinook fishing will start the first of September. We are starting to see a few up river already.

Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 fawn drive
Roseburg, Oregon
541.672.2460
riverguidegary@gmail.com

 

FISHING REPORT 7-10-2010

Fishing report July 1020 photo of rusty form coos bay org with Smallmouth Bass form main Umpqua river the Smallmouth fishing is hot catching a lot of nice big fish. All the rest of July and August will be outstanding. So far Steelhead fishing has been poor. So now is the time to book a Smallmouth Bass trip fun for every one.
 

FISHING REPORT 4-3-2010

Photo on right is of Terry Wright with a nice 17lb steelhead on the North Umpqua. We got this one last week just before the river went out of shape. This coming week the river should fish good. We have been doing well all of March. We are starting to see spring Chinook being caught also.

 We have a good 3 to 4 weeks of good Steelhead fishing yet to come and we may catch a few Chinook along the way.
Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460
riverguidegary@gmail.com 

FISHING REPORT 12/25/2009

This year we had a very good Fall Chinook run and we did well. Now it is time to get after Winter Steelhead we will be fishing for them form December through April. The photo above is a nice fish I got on Dec 20th on the South Umpqua near Roseburg. Now is the time to book for Winter Steelhead.

Gary Lewis Guide Service
607 Fawn Drive
Roseburg, OR
541.672.2460
 

 

FISHING REPORT 11/29/08

Photo above is of Zack Fiddler form Bend with a nice 20+ fall Chinook caught on the sixes river with a fly. We were catching fish all last week on flies and a few on bait. Fishing for winter steelhead on the Umpqua has not been good at all yet. We need a good rain and that will change. We still have openings in January for winter fish on the Umpqua.
 

FISHING REPORT 10/19/08

 Fishing for fall Chinook on the Umpqua near Roseburg was good this fall. We did well, we are now looking forward to fishing on the elk and sixes rivers, and we will start after the first week in November. So far the largest fish have been 38,45,and 50 lbs. Now is the time to book for the elk river and sixes river and also for winter Steelhead in January back on the north and south Umpqua Rivers.

FISHING REPORT AUG 30/08

 Bass fishing has been good. Steelhead fishing has not been good . We are seeing Fall Chinook on our last few Bass trips and we are
going to start fishing for Fall fish this week. We hope it will be a good
run this year


FISHING REPORT March 20/08

This is Terry Fiddler with a nice Winter Steelhead caught on the South Umpqua. We have had 2 or 3 slow days so far fishing for Winter fish but most days have been good. The biggest fish so far have been 17 and a 25 pounds and they were caught on the North Umpqua River . We still have all of April to fish for winters and in April we have a chance to hook a Springer also.


FISHING REPORT January 18, 2008

This is Chuck Burly from Bend Ore, with nice wild Steelhead from the North Umpqua. He got 3 more also on Jan 16th. The water is in good shape now and all the guides I work with are doing well. It seems like there is a ton of fish. We will be at the Eugene sports show on Feb. 1,2,3, so drop by and see us and get your trips booked for the 2008 season.


 

FISHING REPORT Dec 29th 2007

This is Craig Estell showing off a nice 24lbs Chinook Salmon on the Sixes river. This was one of the few fish we got this year in December. The fishing on the Elk and Sixes rivers was not good at all and the fish numbers were way down, so now we are fishing for Steelhead in the Roseburg area. Yesterday I ran the North Umpqua and we hooked 3 steelhead and landed two 8 and 9 lbs. We had some other bites that just did not hook up. It looks like it is going to be a good year for winter Steelhead so give us a call and get booked early.


FISHING REPORT OCTOBER 24th, 2007

Alexi Gomes from New York holds up her first Salmon. This one was caught in September on the Main Umpqua. We ended up with 3 fish that day. Fishing for Salmon on the Umpqua was on the slow side this year but we still had a few good days. Steelhead fishing this summer was not good we have had a small run. We are now gearing up for Fall Chinook fishing on the Elk and Sixes rivers. We will start second week of Nov. and fish through Dec. so now is the time to get booked.

 

FISHING REPORT September 10th, 2007

On Sept 10th I ran the first Salmon trip  today on the Umpqua. We hooked 4 Salmon, fought 3 and landed 3. One 35 lbs and one 20 lbs. Maybe we will have a good run this year. We are all booked up for Sept and some of Oct. but now is the time to get booked for Fall Chinook on the Elk and Sixes rivers in November and December. Bas fishing this Summer was great.

FISHING REPORT JULY 7TH, 2007

July 7th 0/7 this is John Feeback of Roseburg with nice Smallmouth Bass. Shad fishing went well this year and now as you see we are into Smallmouth and it will be good all of July and August. Steelhead fishing is slow.

FISHING REPORT 5-19-2007
 

The shad fishing is good. Salmon fishing is slow. We are starting to catch a few Bass. Shad fishing will even get better and we still have some dates open. Now is a good time to get your Bass trip booked for July and August.
 

 

FISHING REPORT 1-29-2007

The photo above is Dave and Janet Harding form Indiana holding their first Steelhead. They caught it last week on the main Umpqua. Fishing has been good. On one trip last week we hooked around a dozen fish and landed 7. All were 10 lbs and over. It looks like we'll have a good run this year. as of now, the water is in good shape. We will be at the Eugene sports show this weekend so come by and see us thanks Gary

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FISHING REPORT 1-06-2007

This is Craig Nelson and his son Toby on 1/2/07 with 2 nice steelhead on the North Umpqua River, a good start to the new year. We hooked 5 and landed 3. As of now we have too much water and rain but by the end of next week if we do not get more rain the river should be in good shape to catch the hot winter Steelhead, so give us a call and we will get you booked for your trip. The first weekend in February we will be at the Eugene Sports Show hope to see you there.
Gary


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FISHING REPORT 12-06-2006

Dec 13/06 this is Gary Heeter form Bend with nice 42 pound Salmon caught on a fly on the Sixes River on Friday of last week. We did well all of that week. As of now the river is out of shape but we still have till the end of December so there will be some more time to get fish form the Elk and Sixes. As for Steelhead here in Roseburg, there are some fish being caught, depending on water conditions. So now is the time to get a trip booked for January. Happy Holidays to everyone.
Gary
 

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FISHING REPORT 11-21-2006

We are now catching Salmon on the Sixes and Elk Rivers this week. On Saturday Lyle’s boat hooked 7 and landed 6 nice  Salmon. One Salmon he got on Friday was 48lbs. On Saturday my clients had one hook up fly fishing. On Sunday my boat lost one fish and we got one 30 lbs. and then the river went out of shape so now is the time to book your trip for the Elk River. Open dates are

December:

  • 1,2,3

  • 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

  • 16,17,18,19,20

  • After the 20th of December we will start fishing for Winter Steelhead on the Umpqua.

GARY'S GUIDE SERVICE
FISHING REPORT 9-24-2006


It's In The Net!


First of all we would like to thank every one that went Smallmouth Bass fishing with us, We had a great time this Summer. The Bass fishing was good. . We started fishing for Fall Chinook on Sept. 5th. The fishing has been good but spotty. One day we will hook 2 or 3 fish and land and land them or let them go 20ft form the boat. Other days we will hook 4 to 6 fish. Most of the fish are in good shape like the one in the photo above. The largest fish so far has been 36lbs. We are starting to see silvers now also. The Summer Steelhead fishing has been poor at best, we should do well into October. Now is the time to book your trips for the salmon fishing on the Elk and Sixes rivers. We hope everyone has a great fall and that we get to fish with you.
Thanks,
Gary
riverguidegary@gmail.com


Fishing Report August 9, 2006

This is Megan Shoup with a nice Smallmouth Bass she got on July 26th. The Smallmouth Bass fishing is still doing well and we have the rest of August to go and the first week of September. Then it's on to Fall Chinook Salmon. Steelhead fishing has been slow so we still have some good Bass fishing ahead of us.

Now is the time to start thinking about fly fishing for Fall Chinook on the Elk and Sixes Rivers. I have the best tide dates for the Elk River because, as you know we fish the outgoing tides at the mouth of the Elk River. We start near the end of October and fish through November and December. The good dates for tides are:
  • October 27 thru 31
  • November 1 thru 5
  • November 18 thru 21
  • November 19 thru 21
  • November 26 thru 30
  • December 1 thru 4
  • December 11 thru 20
We can also fish other dates on the Sixes River because the tide does not effect it much when you are using the boat . So there are good tides as to fish and the weather? Hey, who knows? Now if you would like any of the dates above let me know and I will book you for the best available spot. First come first serve though so the sooner you get your dates picked, the better chance you will have.
Thanks,
Gary

Fishing Report June 26, 2006

June 26/06 this is Tina Proteet from Eugene with a nice Smallmouth Bass that she caught on our first Bass trip for the Summer. There will be many more caught in July and August. Water conditions are a bit high but they are dropping every day and the water temp is good for catching  Smallmouth so get your Bass trip booked. We still have openings but they are going fast. A big thanks to all of the people who caught Shad with us in May and June.

Gary's Guide' Service
riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460


FISHING REPORT June, 2006

Todd Inman looks on as his son holding up his first Shad caught on 6/5/06. Shad fishing has been spotty because of high water levels, but there seems to be a lot of Shad and the rest of June should be just excellent. We are also catching Smallmouth Bass and that will even get better as the water warms up. So now is the time to book a Shad and Smallmouth Bass combo trip.


May 5, 2006

This is Lance Wetteland form Roseburg with the first Shad of the year. Yes the Shad are in and it will just get better as the water drops. We fished for Shad Tuesday for about 2 hrs. and got around a dozen fish and also missed several bites. On Tuesday 5 - 2 2006 Lance also got a Springer that weighed 18lbs. The Springer fishing has been slow and hopefully it will pick up. If Springer Salmon does not pick up, we have Shad. It is time to get your Shad trips and your small trips booked because choice dates are going fast

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GARY'S GUIDE' SERVICE
riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460
 

March 15/06


This is Ben Snyder with his wife Roxanne form Texas, holding up his first Steelhead, a nice 11lbs winter run caught on the North Umpqua this week. The fishing has been fair. We have been catching about 3 t0 4 fish per trip.

Gary Lewis Guide Service

riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460


Mar 9, 2006

This is Lance Wetteland with nice 10 lb. steelhead caught on 3/7/06 on the North Umpqua. Fishing has been good and should stay that way from now through the middle of April.


Jan 25, 2006

Even the guide catches a fish now and then. Got this nice Steelhead on the Elk river on Jan 25 on the fly rod and then let it go. We also landed one more fish and lost one. We ran clients on the next two days, hooked 5 fish and landed 3. The river was in good shape but a bit on the clear side. Fishing on the Umpqua rivers has been OK but will get much better when the water drops. As of today the rivers are on the rise.


Nov 21st 2005


Tom Cole form Portland landed this nice Fall Chinook on the Sixes River. The fishing has been good for most of Nov and we still have all of December to go. Depending on the weather the fishing should be very good with flies and bait, so if you want get in to some good Chinook fishing now is the time. There is nothing going on now with
Steelhead in the Umpqua but it should pick up around the end of December.
Gary's guide' service
riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460


Fishing Report October 10, 2005

We had a good summer of bas fishing but we are now fishing for Fall Chinook Salmon and the fishing has been good. In the last week of fishing we have been averaging 3 to 4 fish a trip and many of them are from 25 to 40 lbs. Many have also been over 30 pounds. We will be fishing for Chinook through December.


Fishing Report July 3, 2005

July is a great month for Bass fishing. This young man caught this nice big Smallmouth  Bass plus about 60 or 70 more that ranged in size from 3 inches up to 4 pounds. This fish was caught on a Rapalla plug. Every thing is working well and they are really after flies. Steel head fishing is just starting and so far it is a bit slow but it will pick up later in August. Tthe Smallmouth Bass fishing is and will continue to be fantastic for the rest of July and August .

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GARY'S GUIDE' SERVICE
riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460


Fishing Report May 4, 2005

Well it's May 1st and this is the first shad of the 0/5 run. Springer fishing is slow at best. Winter steelhead is over We would like to thank every one that went after winter steelhead the biggest fish we got was 22 lbs. Now it's time to go after Shad. June is all booked up so if you would like to get in to some good shad fishing now is the time to book in May. If we get a good rain the springer fishing will pick up so we hope to be fishing with you soon.


Fishing Report 12-23-2004

Hey look, even the guide can catch fish. Fall Chinook caught on the Sixes river late in November. We had a great Salmon season from September to to the end of December. Now we are after Winter Steelhead and they are here now on the Umpqua. It looks like we are going to have good numbers of Winter Steelhead. Good reports are coming in from guides in the area who work with me. They are having days of 6 to 8 fish a trip and it's only the beginning. We will be fishing for steelhead from now till the first of May, so give us a call and get your trip booked www.garylweisguideservice.com
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GARY'S GUIDE' SERVICE
riverguidegary@gmail.com
541-672-2460


Elk River Flyfishing 10/21/2004

A Salmon caught on the Elk River in Oregon flyfishing.

This is fly fishing on the Elk river. We will be catching fish like this form now through December .This fish was caught on Oct 21, 2004. If you fly fish it doesn't get any better than this. Steelhead fishing will be good in December so give us a call and get after some nice Salmon.


Fishing Report 9/20/2004

As you see Salmon fishing is good. The fish are here. We have caught 11 fish in the last three trips we took this week that ranged 18 to 30 lbs. Steelhead fishing still slow but Salmon fishing is very good so get your trips booked. Now is the time for you fly fisherman to book for the Elk River . The best tide dates are Oct 18th to the 25th and Nov. 2nd to the 9th and Nov 20th to the 26th . So now is the time to book your trip for the Umpqua and the Elk rivers.
www.garylewisguideservice.com


Fishing Report 8/21/2004

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass is still red hot and will be for about 2 more weeks or longer if the weather stays hot . Steelhead fishing is not good at all water is too warm. When the weather cools down it will pick up. Now is the time to get your Fall Chinook trips booked. We will start fishing for them around the first week in Sept. Hopefully the water will cool down by then. If not, we will take you down to Grants Pass to the Rouge. We have had a very good Bass summer and we are looking forward to a greater fall Chinook season. We will be fishing for them until the end of December. Thanks to all the fisherman who went with us this summer.


Fishing Report 7/15/2004

We are now fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Summer Steelhead. The Smallmouth Bass fishing is just red hot with catches of 125 to 200 a boat, depending on which way you fish. Dragging plastic worms, casting plug, or fly fishing, all are working well.
Size of fish are form 3 inches to 4 pounds with most fish around 1 to 1 ˝ pounds. Steelhead fishing is slow as the water is at this time a little to warm, so if you want to have some great fun join us for some Smallmouth Bass fishing.


Fishing Report 5/14/2004

The Shad are here. This one was taken on a trip last Thursday. Yesterday Dan and I had a two boat trip and we did well on shad with jigs and flies. Get your shad trips booked now call us at 1-541-672-2460 or E-mail Us.


Fishing Report 4/20/04

We are still catching winter Steelhead. Last week we had 3 trips and we hooked 23 fish size form 8 to 15 lbs. Some were down river fish and some were up river fish in great shape. Yesterday we hooked and landed 3 Steelhead. One was a down river fish and two were nice bright fish weighing 9 lbs and 12lbs. On Sunday we got a 15lb. Spring Chinook. Spring Chinook fishing has been slow. If we get rain the river will rise and that will bring up more Springers. All the rivers in the area need rain to get the Springer fishing going. It is raining now and we just hope it will rain more for us. I have heard of reports that some shad are being caught also.

Now is the time to get your Springer and Shad trips booked.

Your guide,
Gary Lewis


Fishing Report 3-29-2004

A good day on the North Umpqua. My boat hooked 8 steelhead but we only landed 3. All were about 8 to 12 lbs. Dan's boat hooked 10 steelhead and one of them was 16 lbs. On Saturday the first Spring Chinook was landed when fishing for steelhead. So, in about two to three weeks we should see more and more Spring Chinook hook ups. Now is the time to get Spring Chinook trips booked for the later part of April and the first part of May. Also get your Shad trip booked for the second half of May and June.

Your guide,
Gary Lewis


Fishing Report 3-13-2004

The first 1/2 of March we were doing very well on winter steelhead with many big fish in the high teens. On the North and South Umpquas. Now we have switched over to the North Umpqua and will remain there till the end of April. At the present time fishing is a bit slow the water is too low and clear and the fish are hard to get. Yesterday 3/13/04 we hooked 4 fish and landed 2 and they were around 9 lbs. Just last week we were hooking around 5 to 8 fish a trip many around 10 to 18 lbs. All we need is some rain and we will be  catching nice fish once more and maybe a Spring Salmon or two. Now is the time to get a Spring Salmon trip or a Shad trip booked. Just call or e-mail.

Your guide,
Gary Lewis