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June 16, 2013 in Outdoors
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Jeff Holmes nets a smallmouth bass reeled in by Reel Time Fishing guide Toby Wyatt of Clarkston during a drift-boat trip on the Grande Ronde River.

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Mule deer bucks in velvet rest in the shade along the Grande Ronde River as anglers drift by.

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The lower Grande Ronde River has few public access points and a Class 3-4 rapid at The Narrows 5 miles upstream from the river’s confluence with the Snake River.

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Toby Wyatt, owner of Reel Time Fishing guide service based in Clarkston, poses in this drift boat with a 21.5-inch smallmouth bass before releasing it back into the Grande Ronde River.

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This drift boat was swamped in the middle of the Grande Ronde River in June 2013 below The Narrows, perhaps the most dangerous section of the river.

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Fishing guide Toby Wyatt of Reel Time Adventures in Clarkston pilots his 20-foot drift boat loaded with two fishermen into The Narrows, a dangerous section of the Grande Ronde River. The flow was about 4,800 cubic feet per second.

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Toby Wyatt pilots his 20-foot drift boat down the Grande Ronde River through the big waves of the Bridge Rapid 2.5 miles upstream from the confluence with the Snake River.