Bass Fishing – Snake River – Grande Ronde River
The Pacific Northwest might be better known for salmon and steelhead runs but the smallmouth bass fishing is some of the most incredible fishing in the country. We are are a bass fishing guide service that has 2 premier fisheries that are within 45 minutes of each other that border both Idaho and Washington. The Snake River divides Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and it’s the heart of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Hells Canyon is cut and created by the roaring Snake River which carved a canyon 1 1/2miles down through Rocky Mountain rock, making it the deepest gorge in America. The Snake is a geological wonderland and full of ancient history. smallmouth bass have lived in the river for 100 years, and there’s lots of them. Most days with normal water levels, our guides are able to catch 40-50 smallmouths per person. Most of the fish weigh 1 to 2 pounds but it’s not rare to find some larger bass in the 4 to 5 lb. class. Our Grande Ronde fishing trips feature a 9 – mile drift boat float trip, starting at Boggan’s Oasis and ending at the Shumaker Grade.
The Grande Ronde might be small in stature but don’t let the size fool you. Every year we consistently catch 5 lb. fish and It’s not uncommon to catch 100 smallmouth in a day. We use light line tackle casting jigs and cranks. Once the river flows start to drop and the water temperature gets to 50 degrees, the fishing gets phenomenal. Best fishing comes in low light conditions, but we do guarantee at least 8 hours of fishing, most days even more. Adding an afternoon sturgeon to your bass trip on the Snake makes for an incredible Northwest fishing experience. The Grande Ronde and Snake River fishing trips are both accessible from the Lewiston/Clarkston area with lots of lodging choices