Those who fish the Rogue River know they have experienced an opportunity they won’t soon forget. Chinook, coho (silver salmon), summer and winter steelhead and trout are found in the Rogue. Depending upon the season, it is not beyond the realm of possibility to catch a salmon upwards of 65 pounds. Best opportunity is from the hatchery at Lost Creek to Gold Hill. Bank fishing is particularly good in the area around Trail and Casey State Park. Driftboats and guides can be used for much of the remainder of the Upper Rogue spring fishing. From the end of July through August, it is time to fish for summer steelhead. Wild fish cannot be kept. Only those with fins clipped, which indicate they are hatchery fish, can be kept. The Rogue River Guides Association lists 60 or so members and associate members. Businesses in Shady Cove and Trail can provide information on fishing, guides, and rafting.