Walleye Fishing Report

Walley Fishing Adventure

Written by Toby Wyatt

Toby has been a fishing guide for 32 years. Toby grew up chasing big fish on area rivers. Toby was voted one of the top 25 guides on the west coast by Salmon & Steelhead Journal. He has also been featured in numerous magazine articles, radio programs, T.V. fishing shows on the Columbia River to the Clearwater River.

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!

high catch rates on the mid columbia river for walleye
man holding a large sturgeon near john day dam

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.