The Dalles Fishing Guides

 

The Dalles on the Columbia River
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Columbia River The Dalles Walleye Fishing

With its prime location and abundant species, it’s no surprise that this spot is a popular destination!

The area on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon is a premium destination for some of the most impressive Walleye fishing in the state. You can find our Dalles Fishing Guides on the lower side of John Day Dam all the way down to where the Deschutes River meets the Columbia.

There’s no better time for anglers to make the trip than from late February until July, when you can expect a live well full of Walleye with each outing. During some springs our guides have been known to pull in more than 70 Walleye per day! So why not come see just what our Dalles Fishing Guides have to offer? You won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for an amazing catch of Walleye!

Columbia River The Dalles Salmon Fishing

Looking for a great fishing adventure? Then book a trip with us on the Columbia River this spring.

For the fishing adventure of a lifetime, why not give this area of the Columbia River a try this spring? Our Dalles Fishing Guides specialize in catching Chinook salmon here, whether it be the Spring Chinook run in the end of April and the start of May or the Fall Chinook run a bit later on.

You can find us anchor fishing below the John Day Dam or with the beautiful Maryhill State Park as a backdrop. The Spring Salmon you’ll catch here are some of the most chrome-bright around. Not only that but these also tend to be some of tastiest! It’s no wonder why Reel Time Fishing recommends this spot on the river.

If you’re the kind of angler looking for the top spot to get the best Chinook salmon this fall, look no further than the Deschutes River a few miles above The Dalles, Oregon. Our Dalles Fishing Guides have the insider intel when it comes to the time and place to find the Fall Chinook, or Up River Brights as they are also known.

Not only do they know the exact location, but these experienced guides will ensure that trolling super baits and spinners is the key to success. In fact, it’s not uncommon for our boat tours to be limited within just a few hours! So, whether you’re a professional fisherman or simply an enthusiastic novice, get ready for the Salmon fishery this fall with the help of Our Dalles Fishing Guides!

To lear more check out our latest news with Mid Columbia River Fishing Report.

Columbia River The Dalles Sturgeon Fishing

Come partake in the ancient art of Sturgeon fishing – an unforgettable and exhilarating adventure awaits!

If you’re looking for the most epic Sturgeon fishing experience the Pacific Northwest has to offer, you need to look no further than the Columbia River right upriver from The Dalles, Oregon.

From the start of the year in January until the quota is met or the set closure in May, our knowledgeable and experienced fishing guides will take you out on the water and put you onto some of the toughest fighting Sturgeon found anywhere.

They range in size from a couple of feet up to 10 feet and are notorious for their feisty fight! Don’t miss out on this unparalleled adventure – book your trip with one of our Dalles Fishing Guides today!

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Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

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Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
After several trips with reel time fishing, they’re the only charter I use - they are great even on a slow day!!
Fishon
Fishon
January 4, 2024
This guide service is top notch! Gabe our guide on the Clearwater River in Idaho put us on the fish. Thanks!
Blair Hale
Blair Hale
November 6, 2023
Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
Thanks for showing us a great time on the river. Travis got all four of us on great steelhead. One was a real hog! Would highly recommend this company.
Grant Torrey
Grant Torrey
October 16, 2023
Great time fishing with knowledgeable guide. Hot lunch was nice but while parked on the beach seen two fish caught. Maybe a sandwich while fishing instead.
Brent Varriale
Brent Varriale
October 15, 2023
Fished 2 days with Captain Pepe and his crew in Cabo. These guys were fantastic. Had us in Fish from the start. 13 Marlin and 5 big Mahi in two days. If you are going to fish in Cabo, do yourself a favor and book with Reel Time.
Chris Jacks
Chris Jacks
October 14, 2023
Our guide Jack worked hard to ensure we had the best opportunities to catch Salmon and Steelhead. His knowledge of all aspects of fishing made this a great opportunity for us and he gave us many opportunities to catch and land fish. We landed 5 steelhead and had several other opportunities, but were unable to connect on all of them. Overall, it was a great trip and a great day to be fishing with an expert in his field.

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.