I've been by a strech of water on the North Fork of the John Day just east of Kimberly. There is public access and the water looks great. I think it has a few camp spots not far from the river. I have never fished it and plan to one of these days. It is a a beautiful spot like most of that area is. I have never seen anyone there. I'll never drive by it again without having my fly rod with me! Any ever fish that strech?
We set up a hunt camp on the river in there somewhere between Dayville, and Spray, right off the highway. :redface:Happen to set up everything under the high water mark, without really noticing:doh:. Not a real great idea in late September in Eastern Oregon:naughty:. When it actually started raining hard, we were many miles away in the Northside unit. Came back to air mattresses floating in tents, and the John Day nipping at my Grandpa's camper:wall:. Moved outta the way without delay:lol:.
But the main reason to set up camp there was to fish, fish, hunt, fish, eat, sleep, repeat.
The bite really picked up after the water started to rise on day 2. I didn't bother to use anything other than those little yellow grubs everyone has in the bottom of their tackle boxes:tongue:...
Fish after fish after angry crazy fish:yay:!
Ive got family in Dayville, and every August, they throw a Pig Roast. The fishing is tuff that time of year that high up the river. The water is low, warm, and worst of all, clear.
I dont catch much at all then. Good times though...