Those are some of the best phone camera photo's I've seen. Usually they just aren't very clear. That snow up behind Sweet Home? Nice lookin' places! Fishing any good in the resivour this time of year? Maybe closed. I fished it just a couple times and never caught a thing. When I was a kid we'd fish the river where the res is now and did really well, and, it was a beautiful river. Still is if you go up toward Mountain House.
Moutain house has been sold 3x's in last 5 years, currently it seems a family living in there now. Have a ten foot, yes ten foot, chain link fence around entire poperty, even on the hill side...(shrugs) When I have been in area have waved to folks on the porch, no response. As far as fishing, been on foster twice, caught 3 rainbows. Been up to Greenpeter once, only had one on line, went under canoe and broke line :( No other nibbles. I need more time off
The John Day near Clarno, is that canoeable? I know folks run dirft boats on there all time, was curious how a canoe would do?
Cameria phone is just a Samsung phone from Verizon. Nothing to fancy, fancy things confuse my simple mind...lol
Yea you can canoe the John Day, I've seen a numer of people go down. Also saw one broke canoe that came out of Clarno Rapids. I was thinking the place to put in might be Burnt Ranch, above cherry Creek and canoe to Clarno. Probably do it in two or three days easy, probably two.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...