John Day River Report

Orvis Company

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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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