John Day River Report

John Day River - Dayville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis

by Orvis Company

Fish poppers close to shore in slow to no current. Streamers as well in the slow spots or on the inside edges of the fast current.

Water flow: 5000 cfs

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

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:


Fish species: Steelhead, Smal mouth Bass

Fishing season: January through December

Nearest airport: PDX or BEND/REDMOND

Recommended fly fishing leader6 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet2X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod9' 6 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly lineSuperfine WF Fly Line

Best sinking fly lineClear Sink Tip Fly Line

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