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Your heart leaps as you watch a large native Steelhead snatch your skating dry fly on the Grande Ronde River. Kids laugh with excitement as they land their first Rainbow on the Wallowa.  You realize you just missed a nice strike at your fly because you were too busy taking in the rugged beauty of the Imnaha canyon .  These are just a sample of the experiences you can have in the territory the Nez Perce called “Land of Winding Water.” 

Welcome to the Joseph Fly Shoppe located in the beautiful Wallowa Valley. We are a full service destination shop which specializes in a large selection of high performance fly equipment, unbeatable customer service, and absolute dedication to the graceful art of fly angling!  Let us help make your Eastern Oregon fishing experience a memorable one!

We believe that customer service is our most important product and look forward to helping you with your next fly fishing adventure! For more information about fishing, Joseph, and the beautiful Wallowa Valley explore the links below:


Guided Fishing:  In 2008 we sold our guide buisness to Winding Waters River Expeditions.  This comprehensive guide service offers a wide range of whitewater and fishing trips on some of the areas most fantastic rivers including the Grand Ronde, Wallowa, Salmon, and Snake rivers.  Please explore the Winding Waters River Expeditions web site and see the PHOTO GALLERY at: www.windingwatersrafting.com  and give them a call at 877-426-7238 / 541-432-0747. 


Shuttle Service/ Rentals: For information on river shuttles for the Grande Ronde ($90) or Wallowa ($35) rivers, as well as rafting equipment rentals call the MINAM STORE at 541-437-1111

AREA RAFTING, RIVER AND FISHING REPORTS:  Grant Riche is one of the areas premier outdoorsmen.  Check out his web site www.fishingandhiking.com for great articles on area rivers (floating Minam to Troy 101, etc.).  
 
For water level reports:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/current/?type=flow


For Wallowa Mt snowpack report: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/reports/UpdateReport.html?report=Oregon  (Grande Ronde Basin - Aneroid).

 

Northeast Trout Stocking schedule:  http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/trout_stocking_schedules/

Check this out.  The Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries is monitoring hatchery steelhead passage on the Imnaha using in-stream counters that read “PIT” tags placed in a percentage of the fish.  This information is available on line at the site linked below.  The problem is, the information is difficult for layman to decipher.  Tribal Fisheries representatives have assured me that “as soon as  they have time” they will try to sort, interpret and post this info in a form that will allow fishers to better monitor current Imnaha steelhead numbers  - on any given date (ie:  are there enough fish in the river to justify my driving over?).  Summary reports at year end will also quantify the number and success of the hatchery run.  http://www.ptoccentral.org/dbaccess/InStrmDtctn/InStrmDtctn_query.html

For steelhead and salmon counts coming over the dams: http://www.cbr.washington.edu/dart/adult.html

https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/op/fishdata/home.asp

For info on our wonderful community: http://www.josephoregon.com/

FISHING SUMMARY

Trout on the Wallowa River are back on the bite and are looking up for hoppers and caddis, Wallowa Lake trout fishing has slowed (the last stocking was late July), and the steelhead are headed are way. See individual river/lake reports.

Generally, Kokanee fishing on Wallowa Lk has been poor/poor/poor this year - too many small fish. However, I just got an unconfirmed report that Kokanee fishing has picked up recently (the Marina and Sports Corral were unable to confirm this, other than to say there appear to be more local boats fishing the north end). Fishing for stocked trout is fair - the ODFW have not stocked recently and do not show another stocking on the river this year.

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