Written by Toby Wyatt
Posted January 12, 2024
Latest News for the Mid Columbia River for Steelhead, Salmon, Walleye and Sturgeon
The Columbia River is not just a body of water but a vital lifeline for the salmon and steelhead species. Its powerful currents and diverse ecosystems provide a home and a safe passage for these incredible fish who embark on an epic journey every year. As we marvel at their determination and resilience, it is important to remember our role in preserving this delicate balance of nature.
So, whether you’re an avid angler or simply interested in booking a fishing trip, make sure to stay updated with our Mid Columbia River Fishing Report. Perhaps your next fishing trip could also serve as an opportunity to appreciate and protect this magnificent river and its inhabitants.
Updated | January 17th, 2024
Location | Mid-Columbia, Near Dalles & John Day Dam
Sturgeon and Walleye Fishing is Exceptional Right Now
High Catch Rates
Get ready for some thrilling news from our Mid-Columbia River Keeper about the Sturgeon and Walleye fishery! This season has been amazing, so much so that we had to add a few more boats to our fleet.
The Sturgeon fishing was so incredible that we had to close the Dalles pool for retention just a few days after it opened. But don’t worry, our skilled captains quickly found a solution and moved upriver to the John Day pool, where our anglers can still catch plenty of Sturgeon. And that’s not all – the John Day pool also offers fantastic opportunities for Walleye fishing.
Whether you’re looking for a dedicated Sturgeon trip, an exciting Walleye adventure, or a fun combo trip, our expert captains are here to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. Head over to Irrigon, Umatilla, and Boardman, Oregon to witness the incredible catches for yourself. Don’t forget to check out the amazing pictures we’ve attached to get a taste of what you can expect!