Little Creek Outfitters, one of the longest-running professional guide services dedicated to northeastern Oregon’s John Day River, developed this truly unique action-packed summer adventure for people looking to combine the excitement of stand up paddle boarding with what we think is the best bass fishing west of the Mississippi.
During the peak of bass season, from mid-June to the end of August, the fishing is simply epic. It is not uncommon for anglers of all skill levels to hook more than 75 fish per day, many taken on poppers and surface bugs.
The water is also perfect for newcomers to stand up paddle boarding, with small, class I rapids and gentle pools meandering through a sun-drenched canyon lined with basalt rock faces and sagebrush-dotted hillsides. New to
stand up paddle boarding? SUP, the fastest-growing paddle sport in the United States, is basically surfing, but your board is propelled by paddle strokes and the river’s gentle current instead of gnarly ocean waves. It’s a super fun and rejuvenating way to explore a free-flowing river with friends and family, while also building core strength.
Register for a day trip with Little Creek Outfitters and receive professional instruction covering SUP and flyfishing techniques and water safety, as well as a delicious riverside lunch, as you explore the wild and scenic, John Day River in Oregon.
We offer multi day trips covering either 17 to 42 miles of river. A typical full day on the river will start out with freshly brewed coffee coupled with flapjacks, sausage, eggs, fresh fruit, cereal, and juice. Plenty of delicious
food to power your morning on the river! Each day we will paddle 8-10 miles with a lead paddler and boat pacing you down the river, while you fish and
enjoy a wild and scenic float. At lunch, we will set up lunch under a shade tree and make a fresh salad and a spread with deli meats, fresh vegetables, cookies and chips.
While you are enjoying the river a designated gear boat with two team members will pack and move camp.
These overnight journeys provide magical wilderness adventure and campground comforts.
All of the camping gear is supplied by Little Creek Outfitters with the exception of your sleeping bags and pillows. When you arrive at camp your tent for the night will be setup and your baggage will be waiting for you.
Two people fit comfortably in a tent, with cots and sleeping pads provided. We set up a camp toilet with a privacy tent and hand-washing station.
We carry all drinking water and other beverages but we do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring your own, if you desire. Please pack liquids in recycled plastic containers only.
Except good wines!!
We practice ‘leave no trace’ camping ethics and pack out everything we take on the trip.
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