John Day in June

F
fishwithsteel
Anyone out there have advice for fishing the John Day in early summer? We primarily bank fish with lures but do fly fish occasionally.
 
J
joesnuffy
what part of the JD are you fishing?

Upper?
Middle?
Lower?
 
F
fishwithsteel
We haven't ever fished any part of the river before, so we really don't know where to start. What would be your first choice?
 
J
joesnuffy
The closer to to mountains you go, the colder the water gets so you'll be fishing for trout. As you head towards the mouth the water gets a lot warmer so small mouth live there.

I'm not sure if there are salmon or steelhead at that time of year.
 
F
fishwithsteel
Thanks. I think my dad was hoping to get into some bass. Anything in particular work well for them? Plastic worms, tube bait, topwater?
 
J
joesnuffy
I was flyfishing for them.......
 
F
fishwithsteel
That works too. Thanks. Were you using that little crawdad pattern?
 

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