Grande Ronde?

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  1. Jonathan Walkenberg

    Jonathan Walkenberg Member

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    Anybody heard anything from the ronde? i would think there are some fish in the river now but the warm water and low flows keeping the majority of the fish down at the snake/cw confluence. any word on the status down there would be appreciated.
    -jw
     
  2. Connor Parrish

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    GRAND RONDE?

    i have been wondering the same thing. im making a trip down there this weekend regardless but i also would greatly appriciate any informantion.

    -Connor Parrish
     
  3. Cougar97

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    Water is running about 62 degrees in the AM. Flows pretty low but there are some around..... Quick photo, she is back in the river to do her thing!
    ptyd
     
  4. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    terrible time to be there...stay away for your own good
     
  5. slim

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

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    Still shut down right?
     
  6. Jonathan Walkenberg

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    thanks for the reports. better than nothing i guess
     
  7. Gorgefly

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    think I might go next week.....just for the smallies of course...
     
  8. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Nope...go for the pikeminnow, chubs, whiteys, suckers...etc

    If you hope hard enough...a carp will grace you with it's presence
     
  9. LisaMfly

    LisaMfly "Swing Flies, Be Happy."- Write 2 Fly-Fish

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    I hooked and landed 4 steelhead on the Ronde last weekend. My first time out there and first time catching a steelhead. I hear the cold weather isn't helping right now though. I think I left right in time.
     
  10. Jonathan Walkenberg

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    CONGRATS! what stretch were you fishing?
    pictures?
     
  11. luv2fly2

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    all the steelies went up the snake. they forgot to stop at the ronde. there are snakes, ticks, fleas and very low water on the ronde. mike w
     
  12. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Don't know about fleas, but I've seen the others. and the snakes rattle when they get mad. Luckily the bass grow big enough to keep the numbers down.

    Wayne
     
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    I was at Heller Bar this week. Jmills is right. Plenty of Pike Minnow and the occasional bass showing up.
     
  14. clarkston_cz

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    ANY SIGN OF SNAKES?? I'd think that they would be settlin down for the winter?
     
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    The 'Ronde has fur-bearing rattlers, active 'til -10 degrees . . . and they have learned that of inside waders is warmth. Your well-being is
    at risk. Don't go there . . .