Walleye Fishing GuideS

The Columbia River below John Day Dam and McNary Dam is home to some of the best Walleye fishing in the state of Washington.

Our Walleye fishing guides target these fish below John Day Dam down to the mouth of the Deschutes River, as well as around Umatilla and Irrigon. Starting in late February and continuing until July you can find our team of guides filling their live wells full of nice Walleye. Trolling worms or crank baits on the bottom is key as well as knowing where the hot spots are. For pure numbers of Walleye, this is the place to go.

Walleye have better vision under low light conditions, making early mornings or late evenings best for fishing, overcast skies, or during windy conditions where sunlight through the water column is obscured. We operate our guided Walleye fishing service in numerous cities across the Northwest United States like Lewiston ID, Clarkston WA, Lyons Ferry WA, Richland WA, Pasco WA, Kennewick WA, Umatilla OR, Biggs Junction OR, Dalles OR, Cascade Locks OR, Portland OR and Maryhill State Park WA.

Our walleye fishing guides use various techniques to target Walleye. During cold water conditions in the winter and early spring, we will vertical jig using one-ounce jig heads with hootchies and worms. When the water begins to warm, the fish will begin to move into shallower water where trolling deep-diving crankbaits is the key to success. As the season progresses we then follow the fish back into the deep water by trolling worms with bottom bouncers. This method produces the best during warm water conditions. Catching Walleye can be challenging as they tend to move a lot and change what they are wanting to eat. Book a trip with us to take the hassle out of the learning curve.