Grande Ronde

Located in the far reaches of Southeast Washington, the Grande Ronde River has its humble beginnings in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. After flowing past the cowboy town of La Grande, the river enters one of the most beautiful canyons in the Columbia River drainage and flows approximately 50 miles before entering the Snake River. The car ride down the approximate 2,000 foot drop of the Rattlesnake grade to Boggins Oasis is an incredible experience. What a great place to steelhead fly fish!

The Season
Steelhead start entering the Grande Ronde typically in October. Low water conditions with little participation may delay a large number of steelhead from leaving the Snake River. We typically prefer to fish the Grande Ronde late in October through November when fall rain is more likely and the water is cool. December, January and February can also be great times to fly fish for steelhead on the Grande Ronde.

The Grande Ronde steelhead population is supplemented by stocking and a hatchery is located on the river in Oregon. Based on our guide’s experience in landing steelhead, about every third fish will be a wild Grande Ronde steelhead.

Rates and Availability
Three day package

  • $1295.00 per person (with double occupancy)
  • 3 Days of guide steelhead fly fishing.
  • 3 nights cabin lodging.
  • All food and fly fishing supplies.
  • Booking dates beginning October through November
  • You will need a Washington fishing license, Columbia river endorsement and a steelhead catch card.

Day trips

  • $495 per boat
  • Booking dates beginning in October
  • You will need a Washington fishing license, Columbia river endorsement and a steelhead catch card.