- World Class Walleye Fishing
- Quality Rods, Bait, Tackle,
- Fish Cleaning
- Training Trips
- Custom & Corporate Trips
- Group Trips
- Multiple Boats Available for large groups
- Fishing License Onboard
(varies by guide)
Book Your Walleye Trip
Join one of our professional
guides for some truly
World-Class walleye fishing
in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge,
Rufus Oregon Walleye or the
Willamette River in Portland.
We offer fully guided trips with licensed walleye guides in safe comfortable
waste your time trying to find the best guide open for your date. That's our
job! We can accommodate you even during the busiest
times throughout the fishing season.
Columbia River Walleye Guide
We are a select group
of Oregon fisherman with many years of experience fishing the Columbia River
and Willamette River
for both trophy walleye and eating size walleye. We look forward to guiding our
clients into some of the most exciting and productive walleye fishing in the
Oregon Fishing Report ]
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Join Columbia River Walleye Guide on the
Columbia River in
Oregon and Washington for some of the best walleye fishing
available in the United States. The walleye here are plentiful and large, in fact
the next world
record walleye is expected to be taken from the Columbia River. Most
walleye will average 2 to 5 pounds, but many run into the teens. It's not
unusual for a professional fishing guide to direct their clients into trophy
walleye weighing as much as 15 pounds.
Columbia River walleye landed 19 lbs
World Class Trophy Walleye Fishing Trips on
the Columbia River
Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only
sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. It's 80 miles long and
up to 4,000 feet deep with the north canyon walls in Washington State and
the south canyon walls in Oregon State.
The Columbia River drains a 259,000-square-mile basin that includes
territory in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province. The river is arguably the most
significant environmental force in the Pacific Northwest region of the
United States. It flows for more than 1,200 miles, from the base of the
Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean at
Astoria, Oregon, and Ilwaco, Washington. Oregon walleye fishing is some of
the best in the world and Washington walleye fishing is more of the same.
Angler limits: Currently no
Dams on the Columbia River
slow the current of the Big River extending the time it takes for juvenile
salmon to reach the Pacific Ocean. The slow current on the Columbia provides salmon
predators, such as walleye, a wider window of opportunity and has thus
helped the species to flourish. The pooling of river water also allows it to
heat up, which increases salmon mortality, partly due to the growing
populations of salmon predators, namely walleye, that have adapted over the years to
the warmer waters. The dams, along with the over abundance of forage fish,
have created the perfect habitat for Columbia River River walleye and these
species will continue to flourish in its waters.
We also fish Rufus Oregon, a popular and
productive area for walleye.
Columbia River Walleye
The Columbia River produces big walleye . . . very big walleye. There's no
secret about that anymore. Sizes range into the high teens and anglers come
to the Magnificent River from all over North America to tangle with a
genuine wallhanger, and just maybe, get their name in "The Record Book".
Photo above: Ken Bain of Spokane poses with a 14-pound, 7-ounce
trophy walleye he
caught on the lower Spokane River near Fort Spokane on Feb. 20, 2010.
Big walleye spend the warmer half of the year prowling the flats close to
the bottom or lying in ambush near rocky structure . . . in both cases at 20
to 30 feet for fish over 4 pounds. They use their eyes to locate prey and
their speed to overcome it. Target prey are shad and squawfish smolts,
sculpins and the occasional salmon, steelhead or trout smolts. Walleye are
NOT timid feeders. On the contrary, they are ferocious predators. When they
see one of these fast-moving forage fish within their range, they strike
with an aggressiveness that rivals ANY game fish!
Best Time for Walleye
Summer is a good time to catch nice size walleye and the weather is
typically warm and dry. If you are looking for trophy walleye spring has
proven to be a good time in most areas of the Columbia River. Below
Bonneville Dam the end of August through mid October is a good time. Mothers
Day has provided good action at times. January is also a good time to catch
walleye and numerous trophy fish have been landed in January and
February, although the
weather can be challenging at times with cold wind and rain.
Areas we Fish Walleye
Walleyes are caught in the Columbia River from the
Washington Canadian boarder to Astoria Oregon. The number of fish being
caught is limited in some areas, but our guides only target the most
productive areas where the walleye are
plentiful and large.
In February our upper river walleye guides, near Grand Coulee, launch
from the Elmer City ramp and fish either upstream to the Highway 155 bridge
or downstream to Chief Joseph Dam, a distance of approximately 50 miles.
Numerous locations exist where we begin our
walleye trips along the mighty Columbia River, including, but not limited to; Banks Lake (WA), below
Grand Coulee Dam (WA), Pasco (WA), below Mc Nary Dam, Umatilla, Hermiston, Irrigon, Boardman, below John Day Dam at Rufus
and mouth of Deschutes, below Bonneville Dam, at The Fishery, near Fairview at Chinook Landing, near
Portland airport and also
several locations in Portland on both the Columbia
River and Willamette River.
If you have more questions or would
like to reserve your walleye trip now please
Contact us at 503-720-9033
to speak with one of our professional walleye
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