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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE
Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
is Southern Oregon's premier rafting & fishing resort located on the scenic Rogue River. The beautiful setting also makes it a great location for retreats and weddings. Originally built as a fishing lodge in 1946, Morrison's Lodge offers some of the finest Steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Combine fine dining and spectacular scenery to make Morrison's your destination resort of choice in the Rogue River Valley.

Morrison's has a legendary reputation for fine dining with a blend of country style and gourmet cuisine. As a guest of Morrison's, meals are included in your package. We can accommodate folks that are not staying at the lodge for dinner on a reservation basis.

FISHING INFORMATION FOR MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE

FLYFISHING FOR STEELHEAD
Morrison’s expert fly-fishing guides use casting and nymphing as their main techniques. Although all guided fishing is boat supported, much of the fly-fishing is done via wading. Early in the season guides use nymphing techniques with heavy weighted flies and light nymphs. Later in the season during the Chinook spawn, egg patterns with nymph droppers work incredibly well. For those who do not wish to wade, casting from the boat is also an option.

SPEY CASTING
Spey Fishing is the newest trend in fly fishing. For the experienced anglers who wish to expand their skills and tap into an exciting new fishing experience, learning the art of Spey Casting can be a real thrill. Once learned, the Spey casts can produce - without a back cast - consistent casting distances of 75 to 140 feet. Anglers can benefit in using these wonderful rods to make shorter casts as well.

Morrison's carries a selection of Orvis' new two-handed fly rods and would like to introduce them to our guests this fall. These two-handed fly rods are fun and take less effort to cast the same amount of line as a single handed rod, enabling the angler to present and control the fly at longer ranges and greater depths in large Salmon & Steelhead rivers than do single hand rods. In addition, you can fish through the day without getting tired!

This beautiful and graceful technique entails a push-pull type of motion, which uses leverage to propel the rod tip at tremendous speeds, requiring very little effort to cast a large amount of line. This is a distinct advantage when covering big rivers like the Rogue. The grab of a Steelhead on a swinging fly is like no other take. Casting beautiful loops over classic runs like the Rogue River is as close to nirvana as a Steelhead angler can get! If you've never fished with a Spey rod be forewarned; you may become addicted!

If you are not a fly caster, and don't want to break a sweat or get your feet wet, we can still accommodate you and get you into prime Steelhead. In the early days on the Rogue just about everyone fly-fished by back trolling wet flies. You may have heard of the "Rogue River Twitch", which is still used today. This technique allows guests to sit at the front end of a guided drift boat with fly rods pointed out over the bow, while the guide maneuvers the boat back and forth across the river in fast moving water right above the prime fishing spot. Several times a minute you give your rod a twitch to give the fly some action. Wet flies or attractor patterns are used for this technique, which can be incredibly effective and requires no casting skills on the part of the fisher. Conventional gear fishing is also available.

PERSONAL INSTRUCTION AT MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE
Morrison's offers a great opportunity to learn the art of fly fishing. Our "Fly Fishing Instruction Package" gives you top quality instruction whenever it fits into your schedule. One teacher per two anglers offers you personalized instruction to fit your skills and experience level.

Beginner skills include:

  • basic casting
  • knots
  • entomology
  • basic wading techniques

Intermediate skills cover:

  • haul and double haul casting
  • reading water
  • advanced fishing and wading techniques
  • and more...

The Fly Fishing Instruction package includes two full days of private instruction on the river, 3 nights of lodging and all meals. Or you can add a day of instruction to any package that we offer.

What if You Don't Want a Fly Fishing Guide

If you choose to fish on your own there are some good choices for you close to the lodge. During the fall Morrison's keeps a jet sled at the beach to take fly fishers to some good wading water close to the lodge. We will drop you off for a couple hours of fishing and pick you up at a later time. This option is only available when river conditions are appropriate. There are also great wading spots within 10 - 20 minutes driving distance of the lodge. If you haven't fished the Rogue, we do suggest a guide for at least the first day of fishing, as those Steelhead can be wily.

When to Book Your Guided Fly Fishing Trip

We suggest that you plan early to make your reservation. Many guests make their reservations as much as a year ahead. We still have good availability for the fall season, but that may not last long and weekends will book up fast, so we encourage you to make you plans as soon as possible. If you haven't planned ahead, don't give up. Please give us a call as there may be a cancellation for the time you wish.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE
We are close to many local area attractions -


   1. Rogue River Whitewater Rafting
   2. Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
   3. Hellgate Jetboat excursions - 25 minute drive
   4. Rogue River Fishing
   5. The Fabulous Rogue River - 30 sec walk
   6. Mountain biking trails - 10 minute drive
   7. Road biking - 30 sec
   8. Grants Pass (shopping, antiquing) - 25 minute drive
   9. Crater Lake National Park - 2 1/2 hour drive
  10. Oregon Caves National Monument - 2 hour drive
  11. Ashland Shakespearean Festival - 1 hour 15 minute drive
  12. Jacksonville's Peter Britt Music Festival - 45 minute drive
  13. Wildlife Safari - Winston Oregon - 1 hour drive
  14. Applegate Trail Interpetive Center - 30 minute drive
  15. Southern Oregon wineries - 20-40 minute drive
  16. Hiking trails - 10 - 20 minute drive
  17. Wildlife Viewing
  18. Outdoor Photography
  19. Bird Watching

SEASON AT MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE

Fall Fishing – Still the Main Event

Fall is still the best time for fishing on the Rogue with runs of Chinook, Steelhead and Coho. Here is a little bit on each type of fishing.

 Steelhead

In case you aren't familiar with these fish, Steelhead are an ocean going rainbow trout and truly are a fabulous sport fish. They fight hard and can readily be caught on flies. They are still the most popular fish that we fish for at Morrison’s. There are various ways to fish for Steelhead. We can accommodate fly-fishing as well as conventional techniques at Morrison's.

When is the Best Time for Steelhead?

Steelhead will start appearing in our area of the Rogue in early to mid September. Generally we advise mid September or later to be on the safe side. Steelhead will fish well through the entire fall season until we close in November.

Fall Chinook

Also known as Kings, fall Chinook start showing up in front of the lodge about the last week in August and continue through the month of September. The technique for Chinook is bait & lure. Guides like to get on the river early, first morning light. Average Chinook are in the 35 – 45 pound range but a 50 - 60 pounder is not uncommon.

Coho Salmon

Coho runs have been rather late arriving to our area of the Rogue for the last 2 seasons, showing up in late October and early November. Coho are very difficult to target and are generally caught incidentally while fishing for Steelhead. They are usually bright and truly a beautiful fish.

Spring Chinook or “Springers”

Spring Chinook "Springers" come in May. Springers are a bit more difficult to catch than the fall Chinook, but the quality of the fish is often superb. Guides will usually fish for Springers upriver from Morrison’s near Grants Pass.

Trout

Our area of the Rogue does not have a resident trout population, so we count on the migration runs for fishing. We will see some sea run Cutthroat Trout during the fall among the Steelhead. Another option is Trout on the upper Rogue, just below Lost Creek Dam. This is a stocked trout area known as “The Holy Water” offering a great Salmon Fly hatch in June. It’s about a 1 ½ - 2 hour drive from Morrison's, with great fly-fishing opportunities. The upper river in the Shady Cove area (1 ½ hour drive) also offers trout in the spring and fall.

HOW TO GET TO MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE
DRIVING - When traveling to Morrison's in Southern Oregon, take I-5 (north or south) to Exit #61-Merlin. Turn left (west) onto Merlin-Galice Road and go 12 1/2 miles. You will cross a large, yellow bridge over the Rogue River about two miles before you reach Morrison's, which will be on your right.

AIRPORTS

Medford Rogue Valley International Airport (Medford)
Alaska-Horizon fly into Medford from Portland
United Airlines fly into Medford from San Francisco and Los Angeles
US AIR flies into Medford from several western cities, and states

Josephine County Municipal Airport-Private (Merlin)
Private aircraft, 4400 ft asphalt runway

2014 RATES FOR MORRISON'S ROGUE RIVER LODGE

FALL FISHING
Three nights, two fishing days $988.45 pp double occupancy

Four nights, three fishing days $1400.65 pp double occupancy

Five nights, four fishing days $1812.75 pp double occupancy

Six nights, five fishing days $2223.90 pp double occupancy

SPRING CHINOOK FISHING
(May 1-31 ONLY)
Three nights, two fishing days $949 pp double occupancy

GUIDED FISHING DAYS
$460 per boat for two anglers
$410 per boat for one angler

LODGE ROOM RATES

All Inclusive - Includes Accommodations and meals

Our Spring or Summer package includes lodging, a four course gourmet dinner and a full country breakfast daily, plus use of lodge facilities. There is an Oregon 1% room tax.

DAILY RATE:
May 1 thru June 14
$135 per person

    * based on double occupancy per room
    * discounted rate for groups of 5 or more in same room
    * additional charges for single occupancy requests

15% gratuity will be added to the food and beverage portion of bill
1% room tax applies to lodging, as mandated by the state of Oregon.
Space is Limited - CALL NOW 800- 826-1963

DAILY RATE: June 15 thru September 13
$160 per person

    * based on double occupancy per room
    * discounted rate for groups of 5 or more in same room
    * additional charges for single occupancy requests

15% gratuity will be added to the food and beverage portion of bill
1% room tax applies to lodging, as mandated by the state of Oregon.
Space is Limited - CALL NOW 800- 826-1963

FALL RATES

Our Fall  package: includes lodging, nightly hors d'oeuvres, a four course gourmet dinner, a full country breakfast and a packed lunch daily plus use of lodge facilities.

DAILY RATE:
September 14 thru November 15
$225 per person

    * based on double occupancy per room
    * discounted rate for groups of 5 or more in same room
    * additional charges for single occupancy requests

15% gratuity will be added to the food and beverage portion of bill
1% room tax applies to lodging, as mandated by the state of Oregon.

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