Mid Columbia River Fishing Adventures
Mid Columbia River Guided Fishing Trips
Looking for the ultimate fishing adventure on the Columbia River?
If you’re looking to have a great Chinook fishing experience, the Mid-Columbia River is where it’s at! The area extends from Bonneville Dam all the way up through John Day Dam and there are some hot spots along the way.
Springtime brings us over to Drano Lake – a tributary of the Columbia formed by Little White Salmon that has an awesome hatchery program helping make this spot one of most popular chinook fisheries around.
If you take a journey up the Columbia River, your destination will be John Day Dam. It’s here that our Mid-Columbia Fishing Guides cast their lines year-round—and with luck they’ll hook into some of the many fish species swimming in these waters!
Sturgeon Fishing on the Columbia River
Get ready for the start of fishing season in Rufus, Oregon!
Beginning January 1st, it’s all about Sturgeon with our Columbia fishing guides working hard to land what we affectionately call “Columbia River Gold.” Once that quota is met, we go after spring Chinook and Walleye, now that takes skill. So, book your fishing adventure with Reel Time Fishing and let’s go have some fun!
Walleye are the ling cod of fresh water – simply the best tasting freshwater fish you can catch. Once the Spring Chinook shows up, we will put down the walleye rods and pick up the salmon gear. This area can be a great Chinook fishing adventure if you are with the right guides. There are hot spots where you need to be or else you will just be “fishing” all day. Visit our Rufus or John Day Dam pages to learn more about these fisheries.
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Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?
The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.
IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?
We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?
Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing
DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?
Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.
DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.
DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?
Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.