Search

07 - The Dalles to McNary (Celilo/Umatilla) Fishing Reports

Posted: 9/24/2019
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/21/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Now is a transition time for us as we target Fall Kings. I like to start fishing the Hanford Reach the 3rd week in September, but some years depending on conditions, the fish lag behind a bit and I w...
Full Report »
Posted: 9/15/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/15/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Not yet for me - saw three caught between 7-730 then screen went clear and saw no more caught - left the water about 11. About 15-16 boats all trolling big flashers and the usual terminal stuff. No n...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 9/11/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Left out of Umatilla at 6:30 and fished until 11:00. No fish caught, however today seemed more fishy than last week. We marked fish in a couple spots, saw some surface activity from the salmonoids, an...
Full Report »
By: MGTom
Posted: 9/5/2019
Species: Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
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...
Full Report »
By: segler999
Posted: 8/6/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 8/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Am I the only one getting consistently skunked for walleye below McNary? In years past I easily boated a dozen 'eyes in 4 hours, released all but two. This year, however, the walleye action below Mc...
Full Report »
Posted: 6/27/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Recently moved from Spokane to the Tri-cities, so thought we'd (wife and i) give the big river a go - while living here a few years ago we had good luck with wallys and smallies below the 71 can to Ir...
Full Report »
Posted: 6/25/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/22/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Hey folks! I just wanted to give a report on the John Day Pool walleye fishing for the last week or so. I have been busy and on the water every day. The fishing overall has been a bit tougher then ...
Full Report »
Posted: 6/10/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Munden's Rising Son Adventures had another really good weekend fishing the Columbia. With the decreased opportunities for salmon and steelhead, we are seeing a lot more pressure on the water for the ...
Full Report »
Posted: 6/4/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Another steady weekend of walleye fishing on the Columbia for Rising Son Adventures! We fished the John Day Pool both Saturday and Sunday! The flows were all over the board this weekend and really c...
Full Report »
Posted: 5/30/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Our summer walleye fishing is going great this year! We ran trips over Memorial Day weekend and found a good bite in the John Day Pool! We caught our fish harness fishing deep and plug fishing some ...
Full Report »
Posted: 4/15/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Pre-Spawn Columbia River Walleye! We had a great day on Saturday, despite the gnarly Spring weather! We landed about 25 18-23 inch eater walleyes and released 5 fish over 10 lbs, all females, to spa...
Full Report »
Posted: 4/14/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/13/2019
Hot Spots: 0
To say that the past few days have been a challenge would be an understatement. Due to recent heavy rains the flows on the Columbia River have changed greatly in the past week. As I write this the r...
Full Report »
Posted: 4/2/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We have been fishing hard over the past week and getting into plenty of action on the Columbia River for delicious Walleye! This year we are not catching the numbers of fish we have the past few year...
Full Report »
Posted: 3/29/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/29/2019
Hot Spots: 1
We have had a good past few days with a 11 fish day today wrapping up the week. We released a handful of females ranging 5 to 9lbs and kept many great eater males that were 16 to 23 inches. My best te...
Full Report »
Posted: 3/20/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/16/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We had some clients this weekend that were interested in targeting some pre-spawn trophy walleye in the Columbia! For the most part, our bigger pre-spawn fish are females that are full of eggs. Earl...
Full Report »
Posted: 3/11/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/9/2019
Hot Spots: 0
We started our walleye season off Saturday with some great fishing in the John Day Pool. We did a mix of plug fishing and bottom walker/harness fishing to find our fish. All our fish were nice 3-4 l...
Full Report »
Posted: 1/3/2019
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/1/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Happy New Year from Munden's Rising Son Adventures! We started the new year out with Keeper sturgeon fishing in the John Day Pool. Unfortunately, the fishing was not good and the pressure was as bu...
Full Report »
Posted: 9/28/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had a pretty nice opportunity to fish the Columbia this past week with Rob and Hillary from Northwest Fishing Reports. With the salmon closure we suddenly had to switch tactics and change our plans...
Full Report »
Posted: 9/19/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Had a great day with Aaron Peterson of Peterson's Northwest a Fillet Away Ambassador. We were trolling at Drano, both in the lake and in the Bowl. We ran both spinners and super baits, all behind a P...
Full Report »
Posted: 9/16/2018
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for our annual trip to fish the mouth of the Deschutes on the Columbia above The Dalles Dam. My brother in law Dan came along as my wife was ill and unable to join me for this trip. A...
Full Report »
Posted: 8/14/2018
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The trophy catch and release sturgeon fishing continues to be awesome in the John day Pool! Today we were able to get multiple hook ups with oversize fish and many keeper size fish too! I have only ...
Full Report »
Posted: 7/13/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/13/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The last few days the walleye bite has been great! The key is beating the heat and starting early. by 10 am the bite gets tough and the heat is pretty miserable. A mix of plugs and harnesses in dee...
Full Report »
Posted: 7/11/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/11/2018
Hot Spots: 0
With the heat, we did a quick morning trip and made sure we were off the water by 12 noon! Today, plugs were the ticket. We were able to get 15 nice fish and off the water early! We were trolling p...
Full Report »
Posted: 7/10/2018
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/5/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well I have not been able to report as much as I would have liked, because I have been on the water every day the last few weeks. We have been targeting walleye and oversize sturgeon and the fishing ...
Full Report »
Posted: 6/29/2018
Species: Shad
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/23/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Late report... Last weekend I got to fish with Jacob Munden of Rising Son Adventures for a future NWFR TV episode on shad fishing the Columbia River. Joining me were Rob and Hillary Holman and Rob ...
Full Report »