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November 1 – November 4, 2018
John Day River Steelhead
Bischof's Flyfishing, OR
with host Jeff Bright


NORTH CENTRAL OREGON'S JOHN DAY RIVER exists in a world apart. Undammed and free from hatchery influence, it and its summer-run steelhead are emblemmatic of wilder times in the western U.S. That both exist today in relatively pristine condition — the John Day is said to have the healthiest wild steelhead population of all Columbia tributaries — is miraculous. That a trip such as this well-run, four-day float-and-camp is available is truly fortunate. Great fly water, aggressive fish, abundant wildlife and spectacular scenary make for a great wilderness experience.

Target river: John Day River

Group size: 6 anglers, including host; 2 anglers per guide

2018 rate: 1800 USD


Accommodations: 2-person outfitter tents with cots

Includes: 4 days guided fishing, 3 nights in river camp, all meals

Not included:  Round trip transportation to Condon OR, hotel accommodations (as required), licensing, gratuities, alcoholic beverages

Availability: 3 openings| inquire

Bischof's Fly Fishing


The Restigouche River Lodge is located in Mann’s Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada. Positioned centrally in the watershed, the lodge owns rights to 3.5 miles of private and exclusive water — from the junction of the Matapedia River in Quebec across to New Brunswick and then to a point over three miles upriver encompassing the shores of both New Brunswick and Quebec. Here, the angler has the opportunity to pursue large Atlantic salmon fresh from the salt on some of the best speyfishing water in eastern Canada. Additionally, from spring into June (and then again in late summer through the end of September) RRL has an additional two miles of adjacent water available to guests. Wading is relatively easy, though some pools may be fished from 26-foot motorized canoes.

Additional Information & Resources

Bischof's Fly Fishing website

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