John Day River Fishing Report

John Day River - Dayville, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-6-2019
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Summer steelhead are present throughout the John Day River but we expect below average of steelhead returning to the basin this season.  

River flows recently rose and have likely drawn steelhead into and further up the river.  Steelhead tend to move into the lower river with each flow pulse. Boating access is possible, although flows remain low at times and sections will be challenging to navigate. No recent angler reports submitted for January.

Most steelhead will be wild and must be released. To help reduce stress on wild steelhead anglers are encouraged to play and land fish as quickly as possible, use barbless hooks, and do not remove fish from the water. Anglers are encouraged to keep up to three hatchery steelhead per day. 

Bull trout are also present in the river but in low numbers. If caught they must be released unharmed.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 6th

Alsea River: A Few Fish are Still Being Caught
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
Siletz River: Winter Steelhead Continues to be Fair
Siuslaw River: Winter Steelhead Fishing has Still Been Good
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Fishing on the Wilson was Good Friday
Yaquina River: Most Fish Caught are Wild
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will be Stocked this Week
Clackamas River: Conditions Perked up a Bit Over the Past Week
Clear Lake: Fish with a Tag that Could Win You a $50 Gift Card!
Cottage Grove reservoir: Stocked this Week with 4,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Detroit Reservoir: Winter Storage Started Feb. 1
Dexter Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 1,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout.
Dorena Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 5,500 Large Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Green Peter Reservoir: Trout as Well as Bass are Good Options
Henry Hagg Lake: Stocked Recently with Several Batches of Large Brood Trout
Hills Creek Reservoir: Will be Stocked this Week with 4,000 Legal-Size Hatchery Rainbow Trout.
Junction City Pond: Will be Stocked Again this Week with About 900 Hatchery Trout
Molalla River: As of Feb. 6 Shows Flows at 609 cfs
Sandy River: Sandy River Fishing Report
Santiam River North Fork-2: Winter Steelhead are Beginning to Move into the River.
Walter Wirth Lake: Stocked this Week with About 1,200 Hatchery Trout
Willamette River CST FK: Willamette River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing Should be Good.
Ben Irving Reservoir: Best Success Trolling Lures in the Deeper Areas
Butterfield Lake: Butterfield Lake Fishing Report
Coos River: Steelhead Fishing Conditions Should Hold Up
Coquille River: Good Steelhead Fishing Conditions
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Expect Snow and Ice at Fish Lake
Garrison Lake: Hooking Up with Some Feisty Rainbow Trout.
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Reservoir Report
Selmac Lake: Reports Have Been Good
Lost Creek Reservoir: Anglers Have Found Success
Rogue River Lower: Lower Rogue River Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: The River is Holding Steady Around 1900 cfs
Rogue River Upper: Bait is Again Allowed Throughout the Entire Rogue Basin
Sixes River: Recent Rainfall Encouraged Fish to Move into the River
Umpqua River: Steelhead Fishing Should be Good
Hood River: Expect Some Bright Fish During February.
Metolius River: Anglers Report Good Fishing for Trout
Hells Canyon Reservoir: Fishing is Starting to Pick Up
Ana River: Fish Were Rising for Flies Midday as Usual

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