Grande Ronde River Fishing Guides
The Grande Ronde River flows through a 3,000 ft deep canyon lined with basalt and Indian blanket hillsides. This moderate-gradient freestone river supports abundant wildlife and large population of steelhead and smallmouth bass. The arid climate of the canyon is warm in the summer months and generally much cooler in fall and spring. Winter steelhead fishing can have some freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow on the canyon floor. The Pacific Northwest steelhead start running up this Snake River tributary in October and run through month of February. The fish are smaller in size than our Clearwater Steelhead but the prize is the total experience you’ll get on this limited 9 mile float trip.
More Than Just Steelhead Fishing
The Grande Ronde also has excellent small-mouth fishing that in my opinion is a sleeper fishery. We start our guided bass trips June 1st and will fish the Ronde until August 1st, or until water flows become too low to float. We start our trips at the Boggan’s Oasis boat ramp and fish the 9 mile stretch to our take-out section, Shumaker grade. Our float trips include a hot BBQ lunch and a float trip experience you won’t forget. This is a limited access trip to a very special fishery so please make sure you book well in advance.