John Day River Report

John Day River - Dayville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company
2-1-2020

Time to give the Steelhead in the river a break and give them a chance to start their spawning cycle. Small Mouth Bass fishing opportunities are about a month away.

Water flow: 1700

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 37 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Kimberly to Mcdonald's Ferry

Best access point: Cottonwood Canyon State Park,Thirtymile, Clarno,Service CreekTwickenham, Spray

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

N/A

Fish species: Steelhead, Smal mouth Bass

Fishing season: January through December

Nearest airport: PDX or BEND/REDMOND

Recommended fly fishing leader: 6 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: Superfine WF Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line




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