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The Fishing Report

Wallowa River Fishing Conditions Report

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

 February 22nd 2017 We should be down catching Steelhead on the Wallowa River right now but the Wallowa River fishing conditions are not cooperating.  In a typical year this would be prime time for Wallowa River Steelhead Fishing but this year the weather and flows are all over the place.  We went from deep winter, […]

Fall Steelhead Fishing Wrap Up

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Fall Steelhead Fishing Season is a wrap: Fall steelhead fishing for summer run steelhead on the Grande Ronde has pretty much wrapped up. Are the fish still there? Absolutely. Traditionally, there are more fish here this time of year than in the warmer fall months. But, it is down right cold with water air temps […]

Grande Ronde River Steelhead Fishing Report 10/20/16

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  Grande Ronde River Steelhead Fishing Report Float Trip from Mud Creek to Troy, Oregon Date: October 20, 2016 Weather: Partly Cloudy with Light Wind 55F Water Temperature: 50F Flow: 1090 CFS & dropping on the Troy Gauge Water Conditions: 6′ visibility Gear: Sage Spey Flies: Grande Ronde River Rat size 2 Hatches Observed: NA Today’s […]

7 Fall & Winter Steelhead Flies for the Grande Ronde & Wallowa Rivers

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Are you planning a fall or winter trip to the Grande Ronde or Wallowa River to fly fish for steelhead? Not sure what patterns they might be hitting? In today’s posts, the steelhead guides at Winding Waters River Expeditions will share a few of their favorite patterns– telling you what they’ve learned in the 25+ […]

Grande Ronde River Trout Fishing Report June 15, 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Grande Ronde River Trout Fishing Report Float Trip from Minam to to Wildcat Bridge Date: June 15th, 2016 Weather: Partly Cloudy with Light Wind 65F Water Temperature: Not taken Flow: 2930 CFS & dropping on the Troy Gauge Water Conditions: 4′ visibility Gear: 9′ 5weight Winston BIIIX, Floating Line Flies: #8 Pat’s Rubber Legs Hatches Observed: golden […]

Wallowa River Fishing Conditions

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Date: April 14th, 2016 Weather: 45F and cloudy turning to Sun Flow: 944 CFS & falling Water Conditions: High and Brown Gear: 10′ 7 weight, Floating line Flies: Magneto Stone from Tactical Fly Fisher Wallowa River Fishing Season Wrap Up We had a great spring Wallowa River fishing season, but all good things must come to an end. […]

Wallowa River Flows

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Good news from the Wallowa River over the weekend.  After the big blow out last week the Wallowa River flows are stabilizing and the river is fishing well.  The water level is still pretty high and off color but this has not really slowed down the Wallowa River Steelhead catching too much.  Our guides were fishing […]

Wallowa River Steelhead Fishing is Heating up!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Wallowa River Steelhead fishing is picking up and should only get better as we move into February and March.

Winter Steelhead Fishing on the Wallowa River

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Winter Steelhead fishing has been productive, for those using the right tactics on the Wallowa River and Grande Ronde River this year.  The best success has been seen nymphing of course, but more specifically Euro Nymphing.  Winding Waters Guide Paul Paggano and Devin Olsen were Euro nymphing on the Grande Ronde River a week ago and […]

Grande Ronde River Steelhead Creel Report for December 22nd

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Believe it or not Folks are still having good success catching Steelhead on the Grande Ronde River in both Oregon and Washington.  The Grande Ronde River Flows are holding around 1700 cfs making for great levels to float and fish. If you have time to get away from the family and you are not skiing powder this […]