Grande Ronde Fishing Report

Orvis Company

Report Date:

The river has been on a steady decline for the past week, which is a benefit for fishing. Some hatches are still going on, but the "must haves" are 'hoppers fished along the shoreline and other structure.

Water flow: 1,050

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 70 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Late morning until dark

Best stretch: Pawatka Bridge in Oregon to Washington state line and the Wallowa River in Oregon. Washington is closed to angling.

Best access point: Troy, Oregon on Oregon Hwy 82 and WA Hwy 129

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Grasshoppers, mayflies, caddis and golden stoneflies are likely hatches. The Letort Hopper should probably be size 12 or 10 and save the sz. 8 for later when large "hoppers show up.

Fish species: Rainbow trout and smallmouth bass

Fishing season: Trout and bass

Nearest airport: Walla Walla or Spokane, WA; Lewiston or Boise, ID

Recommended fly fishing leader9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet3X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod10' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly lineDouble Taper Trout Fly Line

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