What a disappointment. Had been watching the numbers come up so we thought we would give it a go, and had high hopes of salmon for dinner. The Umatilla launch is only about 55 minutes from Walla Walla, so easy drive and we were on the water by 6:15. Fished 5 hours without a hit, and didn't even mark fish on the finder. Started out a bit below the dam and made a few passes in different lanes with different setups until well downstream of the highway bridge. Trolled up and down with no luck. Tried different pro troll colors and brads baits. Tried short bus and spinner combos also. Also ran some quickfish patterns for a while. Mostly seahawk type colors, some chartreuse, and silver thrown in. Also ran straight pink.
There were half a dozen or so other boats on the water all morning, and the two parties we spoke with in the lot at the end of the morning had the same experience, didn't even see a sign of fish activity. We all seemed to bail about the same time. Water 69.5.