Grande Ronde River Steelhead Update Oct 14th
I have some positive news to report from last weeks steelhead fishing on the Lower Grande Ronde River. The steelhead fishing conditions are perfect with the flows holding steady in the 900cfs range and the water temperature holding right around 50 degrees F. These are ideal conditions for swinging and waking flies for Steelhead on the Grande Ronde River.
The catch rates are still below where we would like to see them this time of year. The good news is people are catching fish. My group, that was out last week, all caught at least 1 Steelhead in addition to many Rainbows and Bull Trout. 1 of our guides took a private trip floating from Boggans Oasis to the Snake River and had great success. Their group of 4 caught a total of 29 Steelhead in 3 days. The caveat here is that they were caught nymphing and swinging spinners.
I also heard a report of 2 Steelhead being caught swinging flies above Troy last week. This tells us that it is time to go Steelhead fishing on the Grande Ronde River.
Tom will be out guiding tomorrow and I will let you know how he does.