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07 - The Dalles to McNary (Celilo/Umatilla) Report
Washington

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06/19/2016
76° - 80°
Trolling
Walleye
Worms
Chartreuse
Sunny
Hook & Bait
Morning
61° - 65°
06/20/2016
3
1432

Launched at crow butte around 7:30am. Made the trek across the river to boardman and lines in the water at 8am. Didn't catch my first walleye until 10am. Plenty of boats around and the fishing was tough. Decided to get away from the cluster of boats and try somewhere new. Found a stretch about 2 miles away from my original starting point with a sandy bottom. Had to work for the fish and ended up with 5 eyes ranging from 17 inches to 21 inches. Chartreuse beads with a smile chartreuse smile blade worked the best. Tried gold but only ended up with small mouth bass which were released. Great weather and Father's Day, can't complain.


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Asianju
6/21/2016 8:31:00 PM
FYI

Fished buoy #49. Thats where I started when I got there.
tomynoks
6/21/2016 11:54:00 PM
Full moon may have had a negative effect on daylight fishing. I don;t know much, I do know I catch a lot of walleye around the full moon just before and after sunset.
Goldrigger1
6/26/2016 1:31:00 PM
Thanks for the report. I just got back from fishing the first few miles below John Day. Tried salmon and could see them come through on fishfinder but no strikes. Gave up and went for walleye- good idea.

I found walleye on the gravel flats and also lurking in the deep holes near the flats and surrounded by rocks. The fish on the flats were more active but scattered. Fished a shad imitation in silver. They liked that better than chartreuse. Didn't matter what time of day and I was out by 5 AM. and came in by 6PM.

I'd have loaded up with large numbers but the long slimy green weed kept foulng my crankbait. I tried anchoring and jigging with twister tail and crawler but no luck. They wanted the shad color and they didn't care too much about speed.

Those eyes are fat!! Also filled with fat in the stomach area. No food in the gut so I don't know what they are eating if anything yet. Seems they are done spawning, have rested and are going to the flats at about 18'. The holding fish were at 25-35' in schools. Hard to fish it in the wind and heavy current with weed.
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