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06 - Interstate Bridge to Hells Canyon Dam Fishing Reports

By: Noah
Posted: 10/24/2018
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Heller bar was good in the morning but bites were tentative and rare the rest of the day. Changed things up for lunch with a 9' sturgeon :-) Guided by Northwest Fishing Expeditions, Shane Reynolds....
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By: Kenaiwild
Posted: 9/9/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to fish for an hour or so. Caught a lot of dinks and then this one. My biggest yet....
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Posted: 5/9/2018
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I got to fish a Bucket List location on a trip with Rob and Aaron to the Snake River, Hells Canyon, with Snake Dancer Excursions. We fished on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was mostly about exploring,...
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Posted: 11/7/2017
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Over the weekend we spent some time fishing in the Heller Bar area of the Snake River, and despite the low return numbers and the negative Steelhead press we did very well. On Saturday I had two custo...
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Posted: 10/18/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/18/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had a great day of Steelhead fishing today in Hells Canyon. We fished out of the Heller Bar area. Today was a mixture of frustration and jubilation as the river went from decently fishable in the m...
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Posted: 10/16/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/15/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had another fantastic day yesterday fishing the Snake River out of Heller Bar for both Fall Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. Between salmon and Steelhead we landed 10 plus adult fish and numerous Chi...
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Posted: 10/6/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
I checked off another adventure to a new fishing location from my bucket list, this time fishing for steelhead on the Snake River with guide Adam Hocking of Steel Dreams Guide Service. The drive i...
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Posted: 9/26/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/25/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Friend Scott loves to fish the Snake at Clarkston and invited me to come down for a couple of days. Fished Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th. One of the great things about this fishery is easy l...
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Posted: 6/3/2016
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/2/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing on the Snake has been excellent for Sturgeon and Smallmouth Bass! Fishing fresh dead bait on the bottom on current lines in both deep and shallow waters is producing some really nice Sturgeon...
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Posted: 5/31/2016
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had the great fortune yesterday to spend a wonderful day on the Snake River near Heller Bar chasing oversize catch and release sturgeon and small mouth bass. Both the sturgeon and bass fishing can...
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Posted: 3/13/2016
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/12/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We snuck out yesterday for an early Sturgeon fishing trip on the Snake River out of Heller Bar. With our steelhead season behind us we have been switched over to targeting catch and release sturgeon. ...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 2/25/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/13/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The weather report for today looks like it will be great for fishing, some clouds, and not much wind. We set the alarm for 5:00AM, and pull the boat out of the shop at 6:30, it was already getting day...
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Posted: 2/16/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/15/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The Snake River out of Heller Bar continues to fish well.  Yesterday we had a great day on the river with only 2 customers going 6-10 on Steelhead and also landing a 3 foot sturgeon on steelhead gear....
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 2/2/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/30/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The daytime temps have been in the 50's all week here in Hell's Canyon, the river flow has been high, and it has risen about two feet, but is still reasonably clear for fishing. Until today the wind h...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 1/28/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/22/2016
Hot Spots: 0
The weather report looked like good fishing, cloudy with scattered rain, Barb and I got up at 4:30am in order to be fishing near daybreak; the gravel launch site we will use is about 15 minutes from o...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 1/15/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/15/2016
Hot Spots: 0
First I want to thank all of you guys that have been submitting reports, I have really enjoyed reading them, but sorry to say that I have not been contributing. Barb and I have been going out about tw...
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Posted: 1/14/2016
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/14/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had an absolutely fantastic day on the lower end of Hell's Canyon today. We started our day out of Heller Bar at daylight and quickly found ourselves in the middle of an absolutely gorgeous day on ...
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Posted: 12/20/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/19/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Spent the day yesterday with some great customers. We launched out of heller bar for a day of steelhead fishing. Fishing was decent yesterday and we ended up with 5 nice steelhead for 3 rods fishing. ...
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Posted: 11/5/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/5/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Heller bar on the Snake River in Washington continues to fish absolutely fantastic for steelhead. Today we had two boats out, a total of 6 anglers, and we boated 23 great fighting steelhead. The water...
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Posted: 10/26/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/25/2015
Hot Spots: 0
We had a fantastic day of steelhead fishing yesterday out of Heller Bar on the Snake River. Water temperatures have finally dropped to the lower 50's and the fishing is now on fire. We landed 11 stee...
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Posted: 5/12/2015
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/11/2015
Hot Spots: 0
With the Snake River closing to spring chinook fishing in the Clarkston area I decided to switch gears yesterday and got out for my first targeted sturgeon fishing of the year. The weather was absolut...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 2/3/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/31/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Looking across the river at the canyon walls there is a blanket of low clouds at the top with patchy fog in the ravines, and no wind, it's a pretty sight to wake up to, perfect Steelheading weather. T...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 1/29/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/28/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Really late getting out, it's about 2:30pm when we get the boat launched. Our plan is to fish a run that is only a couple of miles away, we will have about a hour and a half to fish. We arrive at t...
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By: kenbarb
Posted: 1/12/2015
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
What a great day to chase Steelhead, the canyon walls are covered with patches of fog in the ravines, the river is like glass, not a whisper of a breeze. I ask Barb if she would like to go out after f...
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Posted: 12/14/2014
Species: Steelhead
Rating: 2
Fished: 12/13/2014
Hot Spots: 0
We (4 of us) started the morning at the crack of dawn dropping the 20" HCM in at the launch just above Asotin. Caught about a 7 lbs. native at the powerlines about 20 minutes into the morning. 2 hour...
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