I have been to Medford also and i visited a GI Joe's and it was a great place! Is there a Cabela's in Oregon? Maybe the magazine was showing things to do in Oregon not Bend, with all the pics of salmon?
What can you catch in Bend, Sister's and Redmond Rivers/Streams? Brook, Browns, Cut throat, Rainbow only? I hear Prineville has Bass, Catfish and other panfish.
Where i'm at it is a 3 hour drive for good trout fishing and a 30 minute drive for Sturgeon, Striper and bay fish. Bass ,Cats and panfish are everywhere here if the aren't fished out.
I love the taste of Pheasant and Quail so i'm sure Grouse would be top knotch!