Winter Steelhead Availability - Lower Rogue Pioneer Ranch
Jesse Robbins
December 16, 2020

Lower Rogue Pioneer Ranch, Oregon

For spey anglers keen to get off the beaten path in search of hot, bright winter steelhead, consider James and Kait Sampsel's wonderful new program in Agness, Oregon. Agness is not a place that one stumbles upon but rather a tiny old frontier town that must be sought out to experience. Located roughly 50 minutes upstream from where Oregon's Rogue river meets the sea at Gold Beach, Agness was established in 1897 and shortly thereafter, in 1912, Lucas Pioneer Ranch was built. Today the ranch is being run by the seventh generation of the Lucas family and is the headquarters for the Sampsel's remarkably authentic winter steelhead program. Located near where the Rogue's largest tributary, the Illinois, meets the main river, this is a wild and impressive area with a great array of attractive and productive swing fishing water. Guests will float different sections of the river in drift boats getting out to fish prime runs. At days end they will return to a down-home, family-style dinner and simple cabin accommodation on the 150 acre Lucas Ranch.

February 15 - 24: 4 anglers
March 1 - 3: 4 anglers
March 8 - 11: 4 anglers

$1,700 per person for a 3 night/2 day package based on double occupancy
$2,200 per person for a 4 night/3 day package based on double occupancy
$2,600 per person for a 5 night/4 day package based on double occupancy

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, riverside lunch, transportation from the lodge to and from put in/takeout, fishing tackle and flies

Not Included: Round trip airfare, transportation to and from the lodge, gratuities, alcohol, waders, wading boots, personal items, fishing license and steelhead tag


Destination Manager

Andy Archer


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