: GRANDE RONDE RIVER: Steelhead fishing has been fair this fall but a pulse of water would really help move some fish up from the Snake River and improve angling. Angling did pick up in the last week with catch rates improving to about 8 hours a fish. Steelhead are taking diverse gear including shrimp, jigs, spinners and swung flies. Nymphing small flies such as glo-bugs and prince nymphs under an indicator can also be a deadly method. Abundant road access is available near Troy though anglers still need to be aware of private property and respect landowners requests. Some parties have made the float from Minam to Wildcat Cr. however this float can be difficult under low flow conditions. Look for the gage at Troy to be above 900 cfs for and easier float.