: JOHN DAY RIVER: Conditions for bass and catfish fishing are improving now that we are in a pattern of drier weather. Flows have been higher than usual for this time of year and floating with a raft or other smaller craft will remain viable for the next few weeks. Weve had recent reports of excellent bass fishing in the lower sections of the John Day up to the North Fork confluence. Last updated 7/6/22.
Reported by: Oregon D.F.W
Lures & Spinners
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JOHN DAY RIVER : ATTENTION ANGLERS Because of the failing structural integrity, the bridge across the John Day River at the Flat Creek access to the Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area and road south of the bridge is closed to motor vehicles. Access to this part of the Wildlife Area, which includes Aldrich Ponds, is by foot only until the bridge is repaired. Parking at this access point is very limited and confined to the approach off of Highway 26. Walk-in access to Aldrich Ponds is also available from the Aldrich Lookout road at Cabbage Patch ( Forest Road 2150). The ponds are closed to angling until May 22, 2004 .