Sorry, i would have put this in the John Day zone but it doesn't get a lot of views.........So ive been goin to the John Day for about 6 or 7 years now in late july or early august. The first couple years we killed the catfish but lately have not had much luck :think:. I thought i had a pretty good idea on how to catfish but does anyone have any pointers for that river? Ive used hotdogs, chicken liver, those blood ball things. We are between Spray and Service Cr. Any good advise is appreciated.