First spring chinook on the upper Rogue river

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i was down at gold Rey dam Sunday fishing for steel head and i hooked what i thought to be a very,very big steel head but upon landing it realizes that it was a 18lb Chinook salmon i was shocked to see them up already and there was only `12 salmon over the dam i was very exited cause i have not herd of any one hooking a spring Chinook this far up so the next day i want back down there and tried for salmon and i got another one this one was 21lbs so they ARE DEFINITELY HERE ,,,,......... IF ANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE GOT A CHINOOK THIS YEAR ON THE UPPER ROGUE PLEASE TELL ME,,... I THINK I AM THE FIRST ONE TO CATCH ONE THIS YEAR ......
 
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nice fish man,,,,,steel and salmon.......someones gonna have a good dinner
 
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I heard of one caught below Gold Rey about two weeks ago but never saw a picture. I do know people have been fishing for them up there.
 
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Way to go man. Those are some beauties!
 
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I have caught 3 salmon already in that stretch of the river, got 3 nice steelhead while fishing for salmon.
 
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I heard of one caught below Gold Rey about two weeks ago but never saw a picture. I do know people have been fishing for them up there.

I read that in the paper 2-3 weeks ago. search the mail tribune u can find the article.

btw nice job :)
 
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here is the first salmon caught below Gold Rey-March 10th

here is the first salmon caught below Gold Rey-March 10th

Usually the first salmon is caught in march, the earliest I have ever caught a springer in the gold hill area is April 3, that was last year. This year got my first one on the 11 and caught 2 more since then and lost one.
 
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ok i know now

ok i know now

ok i know now i saw the picture on the news and now i know that i was not the first one to catch one on the upper rogue but i got one and that is all that matters :D

but today i went down to gold Rey dam and left with a nice 20 pounder ill have the pics soon
 
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I may be looking to do some fly fishing in area as in White City on business May 3rd and 4th? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 
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Theres some fly fishing only water on the rogue above the hatchery its called the holy water

im sure anywhere along the rogue would be good fly fishing :D
 
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What's best to use whether it be fly fishing or spincast around Gold Ray Dam?
 
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for salmon or steelhead ???

for salmon or steelhead ???

what do you mean salmon or steel head?

cause it would be very hard to fish for steel head with a fly rod at gold Rey for both salmon and for steel head the water is really fast in most of the good holes
 
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Whatever works the best - my wife has never done this, so thought about setting her up with spin cast, but I like fly fishing - if steelhead is better right now, then I'm more interested in that....sounds like spring chinook are starting to move up? Thanks in advance.
 
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Not to be a dick but that first pic looks like the fish isn't a fin clipped and Natvie....
 
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