Walleye Fishing Guides

Boy holding walleye fish in boat on columbia river
Lyons Ferry Walleye Fishing Guides

Fall in love with walleye fishing

Our knowledgeable fishing guides will show you how easy and fun, reeling ’em up can be.

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.

For walleye, seeing is believing! To get the most out of your fishing trip, especially if you’re targeting those toothy critters, look for times when light conditions are less than optimal. Dawn and dusk make great prime time periods for working a line since their eyesight is better in lowlight conditions.

We operate our guided Walleye fishing service in numerous cities across the Northwest. Some popular areas are; 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.

Looking for some of the best walleye fishing around?

Reserve today for an unforgettable fishing adventure.

Our experienced guides have perfected their technique to target these elusive fish in whatever season and water temperature. Whether it’s jigging with special jigs heads, trolling crankbaits or bottom bouncers, we got you covered!

With Walleye being so unpredictable and hard to catch, why not take out the hassle from learning all this by going on a guided trip with us?

man holding a walley on snake river

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

Excellent
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.