Saturday, November 15, 2014

Steelhead fishing the Grande Ronde River

A report from Tom - 12 thru 14 November

These were great days for the chasing of steelhead on the Grande Ronde River (GRR) in SE Washington.

Tom reports to us that he and Doug made a mid-week trip to the lower GRR this week.

Grande Ronde Basin Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program  -PDF-

 Tom reports, "I landed 7 only one clipped....Doug caught one immature steely....

Tom is one of those guys in the 10% Fishing Fraternity*

 others hauled lots of water before getting too cold to keep going."

Tom says, "my Alaska blood kept me going....Doug stayed with me....brave guy that he is."

Some tough steelhead fishing waters, but Doug keeps "working" right on.
Notice the smile on his face.

River frozen over - no flow records

Troy Scott Dettman (a GRR fishing guide) ~ reported as well, on the 15th with this photo that the river and steelhead fishing was cold.

Looking downstream from the hwy bridge near Bogan's this morning.

Oh what a difference a few days make when fishing for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.
The following story, - November 10 is about our balmy sunny day fishing on the John Day River.

Tight lines and good fishing
Walla² Fly Fishers

Tom Craig – President
Dave Stemmer – Vice President
Doug Coe – Treasurer
Dale McKain – Secretary ~ Blogmaster 
Gerald Newell - PROJECT HEALING WATERS Coordinator 

* 10% Fishing Fraternity = the 10% of fishers that catch 90% of the fish
FYI - More about the Grande Ronde Basin Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program  

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