Grande Ronde?

#17
In Pullman its been raining off and on all day, its been cold for the past 5 days. Hopefully the mixture of cold temps and moisture will lower those temperatures. Im just waitin to make my first trip down there this season!
 

Jmills81

The Dude Abides
#22
Rained like an SOB through most of Saturday, so much i had to dig a trench around our wall tent to stop the rain from coming inside

We managed a few and the biggest whitefish I have ever, ever seen

Today, the wind blew ALL DAY LONG and with the jump in flows, the fishing was off ....

Stay tuned for next week...should be electric
 
#25
Quick question...coming from pullman what would be the more favorable way to make it down there. Take 129 or down snake river road? I know there will be people everywhere. Might make the journey for first time this weekend.
 
#26
Quick question...coming from pullman what would be the more favorable way to make it down there. Take 129 or down snake river road? I know there will be people everywhere. Might make the journey for first time this weekend.
Im headin down tomorrow from pullman. Im just going to cruise down 129. Ill let ya know how the drive is, im hopin to miss the crowd a little by cuttin class and hittin the water on a tuesday.
 
#27
I am tempted to head down and see what this is all about. Never fished for anything that big and I think my lil 4wt would be in trouble. Time to save up some $.
 
#28
wish i could cut class, i dont know maybe we will venture down there for weekend and find place to camp out and get drunk at least haha. I need to trick someone with a boat into being my friend and taking me with them .....
 

Rick Sharp

Active Member
#30
The fishermen population is about to explode if it's not already.

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov
October 6, 2009
Retention limit of hatchery steelhead
changed in Grande Ronde, Snake rivers
Action: Allow the harvest of five (5) hatchery steelhead per day in the Snake River and a portion of the Grande Ronde River.
Effective date: Oct. 7, 2009 through March 31, 2010 in the mainstem Snake River from its mouth to the Oregon state line (including the boundary waters with Idaho).
Oct. 7, 2009 through April 15, 2010 in the Grande Ronde River from the County Road Bridge to the Oregon state line.
Species affected: Hatchery steelhead
Fishery Location and Harvest Rules: In the mainstem Snake River from its mouth upstream to the Oregon border (including the boundary waters with Idaho), the daily hatchery steelhead limit will be five (5) of which not more than three may be equal to or greater than 32 inches total length).
Grande Ronde River within Washington. 1) From the mouth of the Grande Ronde River to County Road Bridge (approximately 2.5 miles upstream) release all steelhead. 2) From the County Road Bridge to Oregon state line the daily limit will be five (5) hatchery steelhead per day, with no upper size restriction.
Reason for action: A large number of hatchery steelhead is returning to the Columbia and Snake River basins. Only a small number of these returning hatchery steelhead are needed for broodstock purposes, therefore all excess hatchery steelhead can be harvested. Removal of excess hatchery steelhead will reduce potential adverse effects on ESA listed wild steelhead.
Gear Restrictions: See 2009-2010 WDFW Fishing Rules pamphlet for applicable gear restrictions within southeast Washington waters open to steelhead fishing.
Other information: Anglers are encouraged to retain all hatchery steelhead they catch when it is legal to do so. This regulation change for steelhead angling ensures consistent daily sport fishing limits in boundary waters of the Snake River with Idaho, and adjacent areas of the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers with Oregon.
Information contact: For more information, contact John Whalen, Regional Fish Program Manager, WDFW Spokane Regional Office at (509) 892-7861.