Last week, the Grande Ronde River rose about six inches and turned slightly murky

Grande Ronde River - Colville, OR (Union County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Last week, the Grande Ronde River rose about six inches and turned slightly murky. However, the flows have remained stable since then, and anglers have had some success catching steelhead near Troy. It has frequently warmed by mid-day providing for some good fishing conditions. However, evenings and mornings are still cool, and freezing conditions can make fishing difficult during those times of day.

Coho season is closed on the Grande Ronde. Anglers may still encounter some late season coho salmon throughout January so anglers should be sure to correctly identify any fish they plan to harvest to ensure they do not accidentally harvest a late season coho salmon.

With the diverse makeup of fish species that anglers may encounter on the Grande Ronde River, anglers are encouraged to brush up on their fish identification skills and to release any fish that they are unsure of the species.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Ana River: This can be an excellent time of year to fish Ana Rivers
Malheur Reservoir: The no bag limit emergency regulation on this reservoir is no longer in effect
Owyhee Reservoir: Anglers may have some success targeting redband trout and crappie this winter
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir was very low throughout much of last year
Agate Lake: This is mostly a crappie and bluegill fishery with some bass in the mix
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: New habitat structures in the upper reservoir may produce some good bass
Diamond Lake: Anglers are catching a few out on the ice
Emigrant Reservoir: Don’t expect much for fishing success out here
Expo Pond: Expect very cold mornings with very limited success
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is just usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair
Lemolo Lake: Trout should be hungry for those willing to try fishing
Lost Creek Lake: The lake is still well below average
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I is a great place to fish for warmwater fish this time of year
Rogue River - Middle: Winter fish are being caught from Galice to Rogue River
Rogue River- Upper: For the week of Jan. 19, 56 new summer steelhead entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,128 fish
Umpqua River: Good number of fish in the main
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be getting very low and clear this week
Clackamas River: Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Clackamas River
Henry Hagg Lake: Hagg Lake continues to receive regular stocking
Sandy River: Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Sandy River
Santiam River ( North Fork) : For the next few months things are going to be fairly quiet as far as fishing on the river goes
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 4,800 cfs at the Waterloo gage
Timber Linn Lake: Will be stocked this week with about 1,000 hatchery trout
Walling Pond: The pond was stocked last week
Waverly Lake: This lake was stocked last week
Crooked River: Anglers report fair fishing with the recent warm weather
Fall River: Anglers report good fishing in Fall River with the recent warm weather
Hood River: Winter steelhead are currently returning to the Hood River basin
Metolius River: Anglers report hit and miss blue wing olive hatches