Steelhead in the Grand Ronde?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jim Kaiserman, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. I have a trip planned for a few days in early October on the Ronde with a bunch of guys. Does anybody have any news on whether the steelhead have entered the Ronde yet? They should be close as we have outstanding numbers over Lower Granite.

    Jim Kaiserman
     
  2. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    You answered your own question. :)
     
  3. Coonhound Jed

    Coonhound Jed New Member

    I dont think the steelhead are headed for the Grande ronde. all will by pass for othe rivers:rofl:
     
  4. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Most of them will go to the Clearwater.
     
  5. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    Jim,
    Call and leave a message on my cell phone Monday night and I will let you know how pre-fishing went, when I check my messages on the land line at Boggans. four2five.760.7878
     
  6. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

    Nah, was just there. I think all the Ronde and Clearwater fish are hanging out together enjoying the bathwater in the Snake. :rofl:
     
  7. Cougar97

    Cougar97 Member

    Early Oregon fish are all the way up to Troy. Water temp is still a little warm. This week has been cool so..... Some fish could have moved up, next couple of days will tell the story. I am going down tomorrow until Saturday. Up to Pullman for the Coug/Duck game. Neither team has a quarterback so anything can happen. BTW last year this fly was a killer on the lower Ronde. If you want more info PM me.

    Tight Lines.
    ptyd
     
  8. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

    The Snake is still warm. Best to give it another few weeks.
     
  9. Randall Dee

    Randall Dee Castaway

    I'm heading over tomorrow myself. Reports I'm getting all say fishing is horrible....stay home.....it's really, really bad!:rolleyes:

    All funning aside, have fun. I hope it's good!!!
     
  10. luv2fly2

    luv2fly2 Active Member

    cool fly. what does btw mean. is the white polar bear? mike w
     
  11. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    Don't know about the polar bear, looks like it, but BTW means "By The Way"

    LB
     
  12. Cougar97

    Cougar97 Member

    Just got back from Heller, fished the mouth of the Ronde up to the pig farm. Great weather, ok fishing. hooked 6 fish landed 3 in two days. Not too crowded except the mouth of the Ronde. the Rock Garden just from the mouth has totally changed not much fishable water any more, filled in by gravel from the heavy flows this spring. Caught some at the mouth, down into the Snake a some up above the Rogersburg bridge. All and all not too bad, great to back out and try to remember how the throw a spey rod.

    Tight Lines,
    ptyd
     
  13. Ray

    Ray Member

    The thermal block on the Snake has broken and the fish are pushing up hard. Expect good numbers in the Rhonde and the Snake above the Clearwater.
     
  14. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

    Ray, the snake has actually climbed in temperature in the last week. It is sitting at just over 64 degrees currently. Still too warm for steelhead to move in large numbers up the tributary streams that are flowing simliar temperatures.
     
  15. Ray

    Ray Member

    Sure..... Keep thinking that..... It's down 4 degrees C from two weeks ago and fluctuates with the dam releases. The Salmon is sitting at 57 degrees. A buddy of mine just hammered the fish at Heller Bar this last weekend, landing 19 and 25 respectively on Saturday and Sunday. You stay in M-town, and I'll be in L-town rippin' lip.
     
  16. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

    I love internet steelhead reports. Its hot. It's cold. Up, down all around. All I really know is I have never landed 25 steelhead in 1 day.
     
  17. Ray

    Ray Member

    Between two of us, we hooked 15 and landed 10 on Friday.
     
  18. slim

    slim Fish or Ski...Fish or ski....fish!

    I too like internet reports, they seem to make and break the fishing in a river.
     
  19. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

    On flies?
     
  20. Ray

    Ray Member

    Gear.