September 24, 2021

Guided Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Grande Ronde Smallmouth Bass

Snake & Grande Ronde Rivers

There are plenty of Smallmouth Bass to catch in the Snake and Grand Ronde River Canyons.  Smallmouth fishing peaks around June and continues into early September.  It is not uncommon to catch over 100 fish a day.  Most fish average around 8” to 15” in size with the occasional 15” to 24” fish chomping on your lure.  The best thing about bass fishing is the weather.  The weather in the spring and summer can be beautiful with temperatures ranging from 80 to 100 degrees.  Along with bass you will catch some very nice Rainbow Trout.

Two trips are offered for bass depending on water flows and the time of year.  The first is your standard Jet boat trip working the pockets and shoreline of the Snake River.  The second is a drift boat trip down the Grande Ronde. 

Both trips offer great chances at catching some really awesome fish!

Dworshak Reservoir

Dworshak Reservoir offers a unique and challenging fishing experience. This reservoir is very large, extending 60 miles into the Idaho backcountry. It is a very deep reservoir with steep banks which can cause uncertainty in both novices and professionals alike. Knowing what structure to target, and when is the key here. If you time it right, you can be hooked into some of the largest Smallmouth Bass in the country. Generally we see the bigger bass caught in the spring, but fishing well into summer and fall never fails to keep your rod tips dancing. If trying for your personal best smallie is on your bucketlist, contact us or visit our Dworshak page for more information.

Our guided Smallmouth Bass fishing trips are waiting for you. Contact Us today to reserve your fishing adventure.


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