HIgh Tide on the Grande Ronde!
Wow, we saw some big water on the Grande Ronde River yesterday. After a week of snow and great flows the weather decided to warm up and rain. When I say rain I mean rain. It rained hard for over 24 hours all the way up the mountains. All of the that snow from the previous week came down all at once causing the Grande Ronde River gauge to climb from about 800 cfs to almost 4,000 cfs in under 24hours. You can check out the Troy gauge here.
The good news is that low elevation snow seems to be melted and the river is dropping almost as fast as it rose. If all goes well we should be seeing some great fishing conditions to return int he next few days. There should be a bunch of Steelhead moving around and ready to strike.