GRANDE RONDE RIVER SMALLMOUTH BASS
Come explore the wild and remote Grande Ronde River with us!
We fish for Smallmouth Bass from the Washington/Oregon border to Heller Bar. Our guides use a drift boat to guide you to the remote hot spots.
The Grande Ronde is a very remote limited access river with a class III or IV rapid near the end of the float requiring extreme skills that our Grande Ronde River Fishing Guides have spent years learning and mastering – you won’t find another set of guides who have floated this section more than us.
The fishing and scenery are unbelievable. We often see 100 fish days with great action in almost every hole along the way. While most of these fish average 14″ it isn’t uncommon to see fish over 18″ on this float. For some years we have seen fish in the low 20″ range. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing float with lots of action, this is your trip.
Steelhead Fishing on the Grande Ronde River
Reel Time fishing offers Steelhead fishing on the Grande Ronde October through March. We begin our trips on the lower 10 – 12 miles of river. On this trip we launch at the bottom of Shumaker Grade and float to the county bridge.
This section is our most remote float we offer. This section is quite often deserted by other boats. On good run years this river can easily produce double digit catch days. This is a fairly easy float where we mix in side drifting beads or yarn as well as bobber dogging or backtrolling plugs.
Most of these fish are classified as A-run fish, meaning they are the smaller of the species of Steelhead averaging 6 to 8 pounds. Steelhead are scrappy fighters that like to make reel screaming runs and acrobatic shows during their fight. Our Grande Ronde River Steelhead fishing guides know exactly what to use and when to use it.