From October though February (water flows permitting) we offer one day float trips fishing for wild steelhead on the John Day River. Day floats are a wonderful way for anglers to enjoy both the remote wilderness of the john Day River and the comfort of the accommodations in the small town of Maupin. A day-long steelhead float on the John Day river covers roughly ten miles of river, offering steelhead anglers many fine runs through which to swing their flies. The boat launch for day trips is a little over one hour driving time from our headquarters in Maupin, so we leave town early enough to see the sun rise over the John Day and we fish until just before sunset.

A day float trip will include transportation from Maupin, hot coffee, hot soup, a hearty lunch, beverages, and the guidance of an experienced professional steelhead guide.