Category Archives: Wallowa River

ODFW Proposed Rule Changes: Please Support

ODFW is proposing some very good rule changes. Please read the overview below and then write in to express your support for these good rule changes. Not mentioned in the overview below is the fact that the Wallowa and Grande … Continue reading

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Guided Fly Fishing on the Wallowa & Grande Ronde Rivers September 22-24, 2014

I have a lot of great photos I have taken over the past few years and not had time to share.  I am going to start sharing some of these albums.  Here is a set from a guided fly fishing … Continue reading

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Early September rafting and fishing report on the Grande Ronde River: September 6-8, 2013

Before Lottie and I bought the raft rental business at Minam I avoided fishing the Grande Ronde.  It was a known entity.  Or so I thought.  What I thought I knew is that everyone fishes the Grande Ronde elbow to … Continue reading

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The Boys’ Turn to Row: June 2012

Since my wife, Lottie, and I bought the Minam raft rental business it has really opened up a lot of new outdoor opportunities for us as a family.  It is difficult to do backpacking trips with kids.  It can be … Continue reading

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Wallowa and Grande Ronde River Cleanup Spring 2012

Trying to be good stewards of the Wallowa river and Grande Ronde river, Lottie and I organized a river cleanup trip this spring.  There is 39 miles from our put in at Minam to the first takeout at Powwatka bridge … Continue reading

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Rafting, rafting, and rafting the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers Part Two

For Part One click here. For the remainder of October and on into November I continued to learn what runs, riffles, and pools steelhead liked to wait in between Minam and Powwatka bridge.  Each weekend the days grew a little … Continue reading

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Rafting, rafting, and rafting the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers between Minam and Troy Part One

An important aspect of owning a business is knowing your product well.  With a rafting  business, the main product is your river.  When my wife, Lottie, and I bought the Minam Raft Rental and shuttle business last year on the … Continue reading

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Winter rafting, camping, and a little steelhead fishing with the kids on the Grande Ronde: February 2012

Taking kids on outdoor adventures is usually fun and often rewarding in different ways, but it is always more work.  I had been hankering to take our boys on a winter steelheading, rafting, and camping trip down the Grande Ronde … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Wallowa River and hiking out to Palmer Junction: February 1, 2012

Kayaks are fun.  Even at the beginning of February when icicles obscure the face of our eastern Oregon basalt and snow covers the banks of the river. Granted, the one day Jeff and I had schedules that coincided for a … Continue reading

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Wallowa Steelhead Fishing: December 12, 2010

Stay home and decorate the house for Christmas or go walk along a river with a chance at catching a steelhead in a “picturesque” setting? That kind of question doesn’t take much processing time for me. The twins decided to … Continue reading

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