Umpqua Winter Basecamp
Oregon’s North Umpqua River is the quintessential Cascadian River – steep, swift, crystal clear, and incredibly beautiful. It is also an iconic American classic that has captured the souls of countless anglers and drawn them back year after year to test their skills against one of the most challenging and rewarding races of steelhead in the world. Guide days at the Umpqua Winter Basecamp are a mix of walk and wade and drift boat fishing. Depending on the plan for the day, you may start your day swinging the home water, up river in the fly only section or down river where you will launch the drift boat. Walk and wade days are fairly athletic, requiring sometimes difficult wading and multiple trips up and down the riverbank. Drift boat days can mix of indicator tactics from the boat and swinging flies with two handed rods, the choice is yours and the guides will discuss options upon your arrival. Swinging flies in the winter will generally involve some combination of heavy sink-tips and/or large heavy flies.
Your lodging will be at a riverside home close to the prime waters of the North Umpqua. Strategically located, the Umpqua Winter Basecamp is designed to provide hot and hearty meals, shelter from the elements, and a comfortable nights rest in between fishing days. Guests will sleep in their own beds and have shared bathrooms and shower facilities. Anglers will be treated to high quality food– meals are an important part of the Umpqua Basecamp program and the hosts can accommodate any dietary needs whether it be allergies or preferences. There is a large deck off of the house with a hot tub, creating a great place to enjoy the evenings off the river. If the rain holds, an evening fire or soak in the tub is the perfect place for a night cap.
Remaining Available Dates:
March 5 to 8 (2 anglers)
March 9 to 12 (2 anglers)
March 12 to 15 (4 anglers)
Rate: $2250 per person for a 3 night / 3 day package based on double occupancy
Note: Guests can coordinate an extra dinner and overnight at the tail end of the trip for $150 per angler
Day 1: Arrive at lodge in the evening (about 5PM), dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – 3: Full days of guided fishing. All meals and accommodations included.
Day 4: Full day of guided fishing. Breakfast and lunch included. Depart after fishing and prior to dinner.
Please give Andy a call at 800.552.2729 to inquire about this unique Oregon winter steelhead destination