Casting for Recovery – Spring Auction 2011
Auction Ends: May 13, 2011 08:00 PM EDT

Guided Trips

One-day Bass Fishing for Two Anglers with Mia Sheppard of Little Creek Outfitters

Item Number
Estimated Value
$600 USD
$420 USD to slmflyfisher
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

One-day guided float on the scenic John Day River in northeastern Oregon for Smallmouth Bass with Mia Sheppard of Little Creek Outfitters and one night at Wilson Ranch Retreats.

Bass season is at its peak from mid-June to the end of August. It is not uncommon to hook in excess of 75 fish per rod per day. These fish average from 8-16", with larger fish in the 18-20" range.

This is the perfect river to introduce new flycasters to the sport, as the fish are typically aggressive and plentiful. The majority of the fishing is done from the boat and from the banks looking for feeding fish.

Trip will include flies, riverside lunch, and equipment if needed, plus a 1-night stay at the gorgeous Wilson Ranch Retreats with the wonderful hosts Phil and Nancy Wilson. Immerse yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love on a 9,000-acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil, Oregon.

Relax and rejuvenate in the pristine ranch style guest rooms. Stunning sunsets, brilliant star-studded nights, and the diverse flora and fauna of Fossil, Oregon, will captivate you.

Your stay will include a truly amazing home-cooked breakfast with fresh fruits, muffins, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, and plenty of coffee.


Item Special Note

Good through July 2012!

We recommend flying into Portland, OR, and renting a vehicle to drive to Fossil. Fossil is a 2 ½-hour drive from the Portland airport.

The winning bidder will need to purchase a fishing license before arrival.

In the words of a client who took a bass trip with Little Creek Outfitters: "These are the events that make memories. Yes, the great catching played a vital part to our float, but I consider that catching a minor contribution to an episode we all considered a trip of a lifetime." - Vince Grillo