Snake River Report

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    Met up with the Mills boys for a day of arctic angling on the Snake River this past weekend. Temperatures were subzero as we cruised Washington Highway 195 towards Lewiston, ID.


    Stepped into the river by 9 a.m. Temperature had increased into the single digits/low teens as we made our first pass through the lower river.



    We fought frozen guides, reels, and dirty water all day but the scenery was amazing per usual. The Grande Ronde was pushing mud, hurting clarity on the lower river. The combination of cold, sun, and dirty water made for slow fishing.

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    Nature was out in full force despite the cold, as were the gear boats. We managed a full day on the water and even hit a buzzer beater on the last run of the day. This little hatchery fish made for delicious dinner fare just a few hours later.

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    Snake River Water Conditions

    Grande Ronde Water Conditions