Walleye Guided Fishing Service

Fishing Location: Upper Columbia River

Fishing times:  Year round:

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Walleye can be caught year round.  The times of year I target these fish the most is September through November (1-4lbs avg) and February through April (6-12lbs avg).  We will be fishing out of a 24’ Alumaweld Super Vee Pro or 21’ bass boat using top quality spinning or casting rods with excellent sensitivity to be able to key in on soft bites.  In the fall expect to catch several fish per person, we will generally be trolling a worm harness or plug.

In February through April we will mostly be jig fishing.  This is the time of year Walleye are in pre-spawn and when the water temperature is right they bed up and spawn.  Expect to boat somewhere between 1 to 5 fish per person.  The males generally average 6 pounds, while the females tend to range between 6 and 12 pounds.  It is not uncommon to land fish between 12 and 16 pounds.

Columbia River Fish counts

Chinook Adult 82; Chinook Jack 24; Steelhead 4; Wild Steelhead 1; Coho Adult 68; Coho Jack 156

Chinook Adult 5015; Chinook Jack 1182; Steelhead 1030; Wild Steelhead 188; Coho Adult 764; Coho Jack 161

Chinook Adult 3796; Chinook Jack 683; Steelhead 1946; Wild Steelhead 477; Lamprey 3; Coho Adult 429; Coho Jack 60

Chinook Adult 3843; Chinook Jack 492; Steelhead 1571; Wild Steelhead 382; Lamprey 7; Coho Adult 236; Coho Jack 28

Chinook Adult 1588; Chinook Jack 325; Steelhead 2124; Wild Steelhead 593; Lamprey 5; Coho Adult 322; Coho Jack 3