Bischof's Flyfishing, OR

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Hood River, Oregon

Bischof's Flyfishing, OR


We specialize in 1- through 5-day fly-fishing expeditions on the John Day River in search of smallmouth bass, and wild steelhead. We guide fly fishing trips on Oregon's Deschutes and Sandy Rivers as well.

Date Range

June through November

What is Provided to Customer

Orvis fly-fishing equipment, flies, meals, tents, cots, sleeping pads, dry bags, and plenty of photos from the trip.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

The Lower John Day River Canyon located in north central Oregon.

Typical Weather by Season

Summer time weather is hot and sunny. Fall weather is cool and mild.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Drift boat fish our way down the river and arrive at a beautiful river side camp site that has been thoughtfully set up by our camp host.


Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Hotel Condon:

More lodging can be found in Hood River, or The Dalles OR.


Species You Fish for by Season

Smallmouth bass June through September. Wild steelhead October through mid December.


What Should Customers Bring?

Personal items, favorite beverages, sleeping bags, pillows, towel, Oregon fishing license, chest high waders and wading boots for steelhead fishing trips.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What size are the small mouth bass?
A. 8 to 10 inches is average with fish up to 20”+

Q. How many bass would we catch in a day?
A. 20 to 100+ fish day’s per rod are common.

Q. Is this a good river to bring my kids/family?
A. YES, great river for kids and family.

Q. What size are the steelhead?
A. J.D. steelhead average 4 to 8 lbs.

Q. What other fish are in the river?
A. Carp, channel catfish, and Chinook salmon.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 1 reviews


1 of 1 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Amazing Smallie fishing all to yourself - 8/20/2012

    Floated 10 miles of the John Day River and we did not see another person. The fishing was like you read about but we were actually there. Definately bringing my family next time. Perfect for kids. Can't wait to try the steelheading there.

Bischof's Fly Fishing
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition
Brandon Bischof
901 Hull St.
Hood River, OR 97031

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