The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

Gold Beach, Oregon and The Rogue River January 2, 2007

Filed under: oregon — tara @ 12:50 pm

Salmon Fishing the Rogue River

Oregon is like an oasis for me. There are so many wonderful things to do especially for the nature lover. Gold Beach is where the Rogue River meets the ocean. Here there are plenty of places to stay but we really likes Jot’s Resort. It is RIGHT on the water and close to everything in Gold Beach.
We stayed in the penthouse suite which was large enough for the whole family. Decor is a little dated but it was clean and nice. It felt like staying in a home. Best part: the deck. Open a set of sliding doors, step out on the deck early in the morning and watch the sun rise. The Rogue is right there to watch all the activity and we OFTEN saw seals. Right from the deck.
We also went salmon fishing. Jot’s Resort had alot of suggestions for fishing guides and they knew their stuff! We had a guide pick us up STEPS from our back deck and off we were. We were trolling in no time. We caught two large salmon in minutes. AND if there had been any need to get off the boat, No problem. The guide would just pull up to our dock and let anyone off or on. After the fishing was over, our guide prepared our salmon for cooking. We walked right up to our deck and cooked our salmon. MINUTES after catching it. It was amazing. We had alot of leftover salmon so we took it to a local canning place that prepared, canned, (any way we wanted-we chose smoked) and SHIPPED it to our homes! You cant beat that.
We also took a jet boat tour up the Rogue River on Jerry’s Boat Tours. He took us and several others up the Rogue for a day trip. We stopped at a little cafe on the river and had lunch. Honestly, not something to skip. We saw LOTS of wildlife. Bears, Bald Eagles, Deer, Otters, and so much more. Great educational tour.

Jot’s Resort. The Penthouse Suite Deck

Jerry’s on the Rogue River


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