Early November – John Day River

This fall I discovered the John Day River. Not only do you have stunning views of the canyon, brilliant fall colors  – but water with a diversity of structure to explore  This is a spot off the beaten path that is worth an exploration. I just hope that when you go it isn’t as windy as it was for me – however I persevered against the wind and totally enjoyed my time swinging for steelhead. Even though this was my first trip out I was lucky enough to hook and play a nice sized steelhead but after the third run – good ole “steellie” out smarted me and threw the hook.  Thanks to Sue S for the great photos!

The John Day Canyon - Awesome scenery

The John Day Canyon – Awesome scenery

 

 I love the colors of our Central Oregon Fall

I love the colors of our Central Oregon Fall

Well - it was fun to play this steelhead - but it won the game and threw the hook.

Well – it was fun to play this steelhead – but it won the game and threw the hook.

 

The local scenery is loaded with wind turbines - very cool.

The local scenery is loaded with wind turbines – very cool.