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 103; Chinook Jack 22; Steelhead 66; Wild Steelhead 9

Chinook Adult 598; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 665; Wild Steelhead 335; Shad 16016; Sockeye 1176; Lamprey 279

Chinook Adult 333; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 337; Wild Steelhead 151; Sockeye 713; Lamprey 222

Chinook Adult 362; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 188; Wild Steelhead 107; Sockeye 1384; Lamprey 169

Chinook Adult 662; Chinook Jack 29; Steelhead 163; Wild Steelhead 96; Shad 50563; Sockeye 2688; Lamprey 31