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    Rondowa

    No AOTY (www.northwestkayakanglers.com) points for these but it was a great day on the water. If you havn't been to this area, it's pretty nice. It starts with a 3 mile hike down the railroad tracks. I had a late start but I fished for around 6-7 hrs total.

    It was pretty dead until around 2pm then a school must have moved through. I hooked up 4 times within an hour. Lost the first 2 and landed the second 2.

    I did have a problem with a dog getting tangled with my rod and snapped 12" off the tip :( I still fished with the rod and that's what I caught the fish with.

    Grande Ronde River


    Rondowa Upstream


    Rondowa Downstream


    Two nice Steelhead

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    What a beautiful river! The whole area looks fishy to me. Nice job getting into those beauties, too! Thanks for sharing,Joe.

    Be safe out there
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    Nice report! That is some nice looking water and some beautiful fish. Nice going!

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    As I scrolled down, I thought "What a beautiful river", then; I saw the fish and......you've made my day!

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    guess 3 miles is a bit far to hike in a yak...nice fish
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    Beautiful day, beautiful area, and beautiful fish. A winning combination!
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    WOW! What troutdude said. Thanks for sharing.

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    Gonna have to put that on my list of places to fish in Oregon! Beautiful spot, nice fish! Looks like there is a road that goes up to that spot (Brown rd) is that closed in the winter?

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    Way to overcome the broken rod and score some nice fish. Thanks for sharing the nice set of pictures.

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    Nice report. Hope I can spend some time over there some day- beautiful country there.

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    There are no open roads into this area. The closest you can get on a 4wheeler is about 1 mile out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joesnuffy View Post
    There are no open roads into this area. The closest you can get on a 4wheeler is about 1 mile out.
    That's epic. Well earned fish right there!



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