John Day river

World-Class Smallmouth Bass Fishing In An Incredible Canyon

Four night, five day fully outfitted and professionally guided drift boat fly fishing trips for aggressive Smallmouth Bass on the Wild and Scenic John Day River. Fish from the comfort and stability of a drift boat as you float through the remote canyon section covering 75 miles of productive Smallmouth habitat. Upon arrival to camp, after a full day on the river, expect to be greated by the camp host who secured a desirable camp site early in the day to set our tents and cots, kitchen and dining area in preparation for our arrival. The John Day is a great river for introducing kids to fishing and the outdoors and we specialize in hosting fun adventures for the whole family. Join us for on an unforgettable family vacation where adults can be kids and kids can freely explore the natural world around them. Take a break form the digital world and leave your computers and cell phones at home for five days of uninterrupted fun. 


  • The John Day is the longest free flowing River in Oregon, and the third longest in the contiguous United States, flowing un damed 284 Miles where it reaches the Columbia. 
  • 73 Mile Wild and Scenic Canyon Section 
  • World Class Smallmouth Bass Fishing 
  • Sleep Under the Stars 
  • The Perfect family Vacation 
  • Fishing from the comfort and stability of a drift boat 
  • Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing 
  • Delicious Riverside meals and Deluxe Camp Accommodations 
  • Professional and Experienced Guides 

  • Smallie

camp accommodations

At camp on our multi-day river adventures 6 man Eureka Outfitter tents are supplied with 2 Camp Time Roll a Cot’s and thermarest sleeping pads assembled and ready for your arrival at camp on each night of your trip. In the Kitchen you will find all the necessary equipment for providing delicious riverside cuisine with meals prepared in dutch ovens and over an open fire served in the comforts of a spacious Canvas Wall Tent. A long dining table and chairs complete with place settings for everyone on the trip encourages conversation as clients and guides sit together to enjoy the meals served family style. Meals are served 3 times a day, using as fresh and local of ingredients as we can find to provide our clients with the best riverside camp food in the industry. 

2018 pricing

5 day John Day River Adventure $2250- Per Angler (Minimum Of 4)


Professional Guides, Delicious Meals and non alcoholic beverages with Breakfast lunch and dinner, comfortable and spacious Tents, Cots, and sleeping pads, a well outfitted camp kitchen including a dining tent, tables and chairs, all fishing flies, leader and tippet, rods and reels upon request, dry bags and all the necessary permits to float the river. 

Not Included

A valid Oregon Fishing License, Waders, Wading Boots and a wading Staff, Sleeping bag, clothing and personal toiletries, Beer and or Liquor and Mixers, Gratuity for the guides at the end of the trip (typically 15-20% of trip cost)