Wasco, Oregon – John Day River – Winter Steelhead – December through March 31

north river drift boat on the John Day River
North River Drift Boat on the John Day River

Steelhead are available from early December through the end of March. These acrobatic and hard fighting fish come from the Pacific Ocean with an unwavering spirit and aggressive attitude.

Grant Putnam makes sure we are fishing for the Steelhead with the best G-Loomis ultra light tackle from a beautiful 20 foot North River Drift Boat, equipped with heaters and hand warmers for your comfort. All tackle is provided such as rods, reels and bait.

The John Day River is our newest fishery and is a scenic East of the Cascades River with a variety of rapids, pocket water and long flats that hold Steelhead for us all to enjoy. During other times of year we will enjoy a world famous Bass fishery on The John Day River.