Wallowa River Fishing

Steelhead - Oct 15 through April 1
Trout - June 15 through Oct 1

The Wallowa River is an excellent rainbow trout fishery with fish scattered from where it leaves Wallowa Lake through the Wallowa valley and through the Wallowa canyon and finally to where it joins the Grande Ronde below Minum Park. The river holds bull trout, white fish and rainbow trout. It also has a strong population of Steelhead trout depending on the time of year.

Wallowa Trout on Spinner

The best areas to catch Rainbow trout include the lowers sections of the Wallowa River. Blue Fox or Panther Martin spinners are a great choice for this river. Some of our favorite places include the pools below Big Canyon hatchery and the Wallowa below Minim State Park. Any place on the river that you can get away from the road is usually good fishing. Try walking the railroad tracks opposite the canyon road and you will catch the most fish.

If you like fly fishing try using stimulators, bead headed nymphs and caddis patterns. Some resources for catching fish include josephflyshoppe.com, eaglecapfishing.com and www.windingwatersrafting.com.

During the fall and the spring Steelhead are in the Wallowa River. There are two hatcheries on the Wallowa. There is one hatchery at Big Canyon about 3 miles upriver from Minum and one just below Enterprise. We fish for steelhead in all sections of the river though most of the fishing is done below the Big Canyon Hatchery. Jigs, salmon eggs and a variety of steelhead techniques will work. When steelheads are in the river it seems everyone is catching fish.


For information on fishing see the Wallowa River see: www.windingwatersrafting.com  OR www.eaglecapfishing.com


Seasonal Rates, Minimum Stays

PEAK SEASON: Memorial Weekend Thru September 7th.

 LOW SEASON: May 1-22,Sep 8th  -Oct 6, Thanksgiving (11/27-11/30), Christmas (12/23 to 1/4/16).

 OFF SEASON: Oct 6-Oct 31, Nov (Excl 11/27-11/30), Dec (Excl 12/23-1/3/16), Jan-Apr .


3 nights weekends, 2 nights mid week, 1 night mid week on 1 bedroom and studio cabins at peak season rates *with the added short term cleaning fee on 1 night stays.

4 nights weekends, 3 nights mid week, 2 night fills-ins, 1 night mid week
fill-ins for 1 bedroom and studio cabins *with a $15 per bed short term cleaning fee to be added on 1 night stays.


2 nights weekends, 1 night mid week at peak season rates *with the added short term cleaning fee on 1 night stays.




Just contact us at 541-432-2391 OR info@wallowalakeresort.com
provide us your dates and we will find a cabin for you.


warn All Pets are $15/Night.  $25/Pet for 1 Night Stays.

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Phone: (541) 432-2391
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