The Grande Ronde River drains what water it can from the Wallowa and Wildcat Mountains of Oregon and turns it over to the mighty Snake River in Washington. In late September and early October the weather in this temperate desert region is ideal for an overnight float trip. This also happens to be the peak of the summer steelhead run!
Floating this remote stretch of "The Ronde" and fly fishing for steelhead (that are famous throughout the world for eating dry flies) is a trip that most folks have rated above all other fishing excursions.
Through the past twelve years our camp has evolved to be unparalleled amongst other mobile river camps. It consists of three nine man stand up tents with large vestibules to accommodate two anglers each, a twelve by fourteen foot wall tent for dining and socializing (we've even been known to tie a few flies in it), and five self bailing rafts. All trips are geared for six anglers and we have a crew of five, three guides for a two to one ratio, and two professional gear boat guides. Unlike most other outfits, our guides don't need to break down and set up camp, so they'll be there to assist you all day, every day.
For more about the Grande Ronde check out the Speywater Lodge page.