Grande Ronde?

Any one been fishing it? Heading there for a 4 day trip a week from Thursday.

I have been watching flows and Temps and hoping.

I heard that the high flows on the snake will eliminate a lot of the thermal blocks that are sometimes encountered.

Ok, maybe i am just writing this to convince myself there are a few fish in that ditch!

Taking the trailer down to the mouth this weekend for the annual pilgrimage. A little early but I like to get down before the crowds and scope out the changes to the river given the high flows this Spring. I will be fishing the mouth up to Boggan's thru early November. I will report upon my return.


The mouth of the Ronde was backed up all the up to the Rock Gardens, Snake River was running high as Hells Canyon Dam is releasing large volumes of water in anticipation of Fall Chinook which spawn between Asotin and Hells Canyon dam. Nevertheless we managed to catch a Steelhead each day up at the Elbow Hole and Turkey. Water temps in the Ronde were running mid 60's during the day and 58 in the morning, Ronde is running around 700cfs a little low. The high flows of the spring have dumped a ton of grave into the Ronde, from the mouth up to the Elbow hole. The lower river is quite different than in recent years. It will be interesting to see where fish hold up upon their return in the next month. Back down there a week or so. More reports to follow......

BTW is was 101 degrees in the canyon Saturday.......:beer1:

Rob Allen

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caught one this morning at the State Line this am 5 lb hatchery fish *bonk* had another grab last night at cougar creek..

time to think Chanretrells and coho for us westsiders...


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gotta be tough fishing the mouth of the river right now, with those bobber guys yarding 20 or 30 fish a day next to you. too much for me to take, went up river where maybe the bug rods belong, lol, got a few nymphing, but atleast i had a great view, the mouth just doesnt do it for me anymore, there's like four guys that try and run the whole thing, fight everybody and just bitch about eachother, not stepping fast enough or stepping too slow. ya try to do the right thing, but the guy below will just camp on a rock, when ya get tired of it, and walk around, you get yelled at for low holing. gives the gear guys alot of entertainment.
That is funny gearhead I was going to bring them up on the main fourm as a D*ck head spey group!!! Them guys just crack me up down there. Last week I got to the river early morning, they must have been in their tent trailer and when I was done fishing the run I came up the trail and dude says "What you cant see us camped here" All I could do is just smile and walk on by