Flows Are High

John Day River - Dayville, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
4-10-2019
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Summer steelhead are present throughout the John Day River, but we expect below average numbers of steelhead returning to the basin this season.

Steelhead are now present in mid and upper reaches of the John Day, but recent run-off and precipitation are making conditions very challenging for fishing. Flows are high and water clarity has been poor recently. Check USGS stream flow gages before heading out.  

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.

Check river levels.




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Blitzen River: Spring Run Off is Here
Ana River: Great For Match-The-Hatch
Ana Reservoir: A Few Hybrid Bass Are Being Caught
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Loon Lake: Fishing is Picking Up
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