Northeastern Oregon/Southeastern Washington's famous Grande Ronde River Canyon is the site of an unforgettable treat of "five star" steelheading. Join us in one of the last great places to fly fish for summer steelhead. The region is a semi-arid ecosystem, set in some of the most picturesque back country in the west. You'll see plenty of wildlife including wild big horn sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, rocky mountain elk, river otters, bald and golden eagles and much more. Bring your cameras!
Fly fishing for steelhead is at it's best from late September until the middle of November for both wild and hatchery fish in the five to fourteen pound range. The Grande Ronde steelhead are very aggressive and are famous for taking dry flies. The river's classic runs were favorites of rod maker Jimmy Green, outdoor writer Ted Trueblood, Jack Hemingway and many other famous steelhead anglers such as, Ralph Wahl, Enos Bradner, Bill McMillan and Dec Hogan.
The closest "cities" are Clarkston Washington, Lewiston Idaho and Enterprise Oregon and are more than an hours drive. They are what one might expect from cities in the middle of nowhere. There's a small tourist town near Enterprise called Joseph, that has lots of talented art shops and cafes.