Real Steelhead Weather Moving in on Grande Ronde
It sure is beautiful down there on the Grande Ronde River near Troy, Oregon. The fall colors and the incredible Steelhead fishing water are simply amazing each and every October Novermber. This year is no exception.
The weather has taken a turn towards winter over the last week. We have 3 to 4 inches of snow on the ground up in Joseph and have seen the water temps drop into the 30’s on the Grande Ronde River. It has been below 40 for over a week now. We have not been fishing in about that long just waiting out the temp fluctuation. We are thinking that the fish should be settled into this new colder environment and ready to have a taste of one of our flies.
It is time to get down deep. The Steelhead should be gathering and settling into those deeper slower pools on the Grande Ronde. Time to go down with the Purple Intruder and a sink tip or go for the tried and true Tungsten head Prince nymph and indicator technique. We will be back down there this weekend and I will let you know what we find.