Steelhead in the Grand Ronde?

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

  1. Jim Kaiserman Guest

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    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 Active Member

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

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

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    Most of them will go to the Clearwater.
  5. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    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 Steelhead-a-holic

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    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 Member

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    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 Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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

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    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 Active Member

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

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

    LB
  12. Cougar97 Member

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    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 Member

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    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 Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    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 Member

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    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 wishin i was fishin

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    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 Member

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    Between two of us, we hooked 15 and landed 10 on Friday.
  18. slim Fish or Ski...Fish or ski....fish!

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

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    On flies?
  20. Ray Member

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    Gear.