Grande Ronde Rainbow trout fishing happens in June. This is a 3- or 4-day deluxe camping and fly fishing trip. Our trip starts in the mountains, in the small town of Minam, at the confluence of the Minam and Wallowa Rivers. The 50-mile float ends in Troy, Oregon, about 8 miles from the Oregon-Washington border.
The Grande Ronde is a lovely free-flowing river that feeds into the Snake River after making its way through a deep canyon. The canyon is densely forested with fir and ponderosa pines, which give way to huge grassy meadows and level beaches, which serve as our camp location.
At 9:00 a.m., we launch our drift boats and prepare our rods for a day of fishing on the river. As we drift down the river, your guide will steady the boat while you cast into the riffles and rocky shorelines where the trout lurk.
“The Grande Ronde River in Northeast Oregon may be the most beautiful place that I have ever caught a big rainbow. I truly love rivers and fishing them. When I retire, the Grande Ronde will be a river I visit every year”