The Grande Ronde River has excellent opportunities to catch Rainbow Trout above Boggan’s Oasis and Smallmouth Bass in the section below. In addition, there is steelhead fishing throughout the river starting October 15 until the spring thaw (March).
The best places to fish for trout is in the upper section of the river. Between the Wildcat bridge and the town of Troy the road stays close the river allowing easy access. Above the Wildcat bridge the fishing is excellent if you are willing to walk along the river. The best time to fish for trout is in June and July.
Smallmouth are unbelievably plentiful below Boggan’s. It is common to catch and release 30-50 in a day while floating sections of the river. You will need to float the best sections below Boggan’s, The best time to fish for bass on the Grande Ronde is during late summer when the water warms. Be sure to fish the river with barbless hooks.