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!