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Grants Pass / Medford / Ashland

Map of Oregon showing location of Grants Pass, Medford & Ashland
  • Cave Man Bridge over the Rogue River in Grants Pass
    Cave Man Bridge over the Rogue River in Grants Pass
  • A guide nets a steelhead on the Rogue River
    Our most popular trip in the area is a drift boat trip on the Rogue River
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About the Grants Pass/Medford/Ashland Area

The greater Grants Pass/Medford/Ashland corridor along Interstate 5 is a great home base for fishing the Upper Rogue and Applegate Rivers. These communities have a lot to offer in terms of food, lodging, arts, recreation, and fly fishing. There are three local fly shops, jet boat tours, whitewater raft trips, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and more.

Guide Destinations near Grants Pass, Medford & Ashland
A steelhead from the Upper Rogue River
The Upper Rogue is a classic western steelhead stream. It has great water for indicator nymphing, high-sticking, and swinging flies. We do drift boat, raft, and jet boat trips on the Upper Rogue. Prime times are September-November and February-March.
A steelhead from the Applegate River
The Applegate River is a tributary to the Rogue River. It has a great run of winter steelhead that come into the river in February and March. The Applegate is like a mountain trout stream in size and character. Applegate steelhead typically run 4-10 pounds.
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Best Times to Come
Summer-run steelhead are in the Upper Rogue from August through December, with the prime months being September through November. January can be a little spotty some years as it is in between the summer and winter run. Winter run steelhead are in the Upper Rogue from February through mid-April. May, June and July can also be good on the Upper Rogue. There are good stonefly hatches that attract the attention of the resident trout and occasional steelhead. The best time to fish the Applegate River is from mid-February the end of March.
Traveling to Grants Pass / Medford / Ashland
By Car: These communities are right on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon. Ashland is about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Redding, California. Medford is about 20 minutes north of Ashland. Grants Pass is about 35 minutes north of Medford. Grants Pass is about 4 hours south of Portland.
By Air: The Rogue Valley International–Medford Airport (MFR) has daily flights on Horizon Air to Portland, Seattle/Tacoma, and Los Angeles. Skywest Airlines, operated as United Express, has daily flights to Denver and San Francisco. Delta Connection has daily flights to Salt Lake City.
Recommended Hotels/Motels in the Grants Pass/Medford/Ashland Area
Riverside Inn, Grants Pass. 986 SW 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526. (541) 476-6873
The Lodge at Riverside, Grants Pass. 955 SE 7th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. (877) 955-0600
Rogue Regency Inn, Medford. 2300 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504. (541) 770-1234
Edgewater Inn, Shady Cove. 7800 Rogue River Dr, Shady Cove, OR 97539. (541) 878-3171
Recommended Dining in the Grants Pass / Medford / Ashland Area
One Fifteen Broiler. 1940s style steakhouse in the tradition of old New York. 115 NW D St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. (541) 474-7115
Beacon Bar and Grill. 2030 Vine St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. (541) 472-9375
Matsukaze Japanese Restaurant. 1675 NE 7th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. (541) 479-2961
Omar's Fresh Seafood & Steaks. Fine seafood and steakhouse. 1380 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520. (541) 482-1281
Jacksonville Inn Restaurant. B&B with on-site restaurant. 175 E California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530. (541) 899-1900
Local Fly Shops
Ashland Fly Shop. A great fly shop well-stocked with local patterns and all thing fly fishing. Say hi to our buddies Will Johnson and Jon Hazlett when you stop by. 399 E. Main St, Ashland, OR 97520. (541) 488-6454
Rogue Fly Shop. 310 NW Morgan Ln, Grants Pass, OR 97526
The Fishin Hole Fly Shop. 21873 Oregon 62, Shady Cove, OR 97539
Other Attractions in the Grants Pass / Medford / Ashland Area
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. If Gino's jet boat isn't fast enough for you, go for a ride with these guys!
Flywater Travel. Stop by Flywater Travel while you're in Ashland and plan your next destination fly fishing trip!
Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
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