Our apologies for the delay in posting, this time of year time seems to be able to get away from us more then any other. We have been on the Rogue Rafting, Deschutes Trout and Deschutes steelhead fishing trips but we want to tell you about out 2 mid -July Grande Ronde River Trout trips.
Mother nature never seems to stop amazing me. With the amazing snow pack we had this year it looked as if we would not be able to fish the Grande Ronde at all but the weather cooperated and we were able to do our 2 trips that were scheduled for mid-July. We were not sure what hatches we would find being mid-July; this is where mother nature impressed me the most; High water, cold water, cool weather, the stone fly hatch that would normally accure in mid-June took place in mid-July!
Some of our rivers have cooling towers where they can manipulate water conditions and temperatures BUT mother nature is never wrong. I worry about the rivers that man is manipulating.
Trip 2 was July 16th river was 3,700 cfs and fishing was even better, even though we were there in mid-July due to our winter and spring weather the conditions were as if we were there in mid-June. the wild flowers were blooming, the mock orange lined the shore lines with the fragrance of orange smell looming in the air.
Needless to say after 20 years of fishing the Grande Ronde these 2 trips ranked in the top 10 of fishing trips that we have ran on the Grande Ronde, years like this make it hard to leave and really excited to come back next year.
What will mother nature offer us next season???? 🙂 Visit our flickr page to see more photo’s from this wonderful eastern Oregon River.