Northeast of La Grande near Minam, the Minam River runs about 50 miles from the headwaters in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area northward down to the Wallowa River confluence in Minam. The Minam River is a designated Wild and Scenic River. It is known for its rainbow trout, brook trout, bull trout, steelhead and of course, its spring time Chinook run. Keep in mind that fishing for bull trout, steelhead and chinook on the Minam River is prohibited.
Overall, Minam River is the 6th most popular fly fishing river of all 22 fly fishing spots in Oregon.