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

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By: pgfrmr
Posted: 9/21/2020
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/15/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Wanted to label this report, "Smoking hot fishin", but changed it to "Fishin in a fire fog." Had planned this trip with my buddy, Slippery Jack" for a while as the moon phase, temperatures and wind fo...
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By: Gorgecat
Posted: 7/4/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/4/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Got a late morning start out of Umatilla. Tried around the bridge, heavy current, missed a couple bites on Jigs and crawlers and decided to head downstream to moderate water. Good choice as we nette...
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Posted: 6/22/2020
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/19/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With the shad run thick in the river, the oversize sturgeon bite is on! I fished the morning before it got hot with fresh shad chunks for bait and was 9-13 by noon! Lots of nice big fish caught and g...
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By: Tie1on
Posted: 6/19/2020
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/18/2020
Hot Spots: 0
SHAD - Took my catching buddy out for a few hours to get some shad because it makes GREAT crab bait. Counts over McNary were looking pretty solid so we anchored up below bridge in about 16 feet of wat...
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By: MGTom
Posted: 6/15/2020
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/15/2020
Hot Spots: 0
With the shad counts up we fished out of Umatilla today and caught some shad and a walleye. The fishing wasn't fast but consistent and we kept a few. Dick Nites and Triple Teasers worked today, with a...
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Posted: 3/20/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/18/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We continued our Spring walleye fishing with a great day and the first sunburn of the season! Fishing was a bit tougher today with a low pressure change and a big water drop, but we managed several g...
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Posted: 3/16/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/14/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Munden's Rising Son Adventures started our Spring Walleye trips Saturday! The weather was not Spring like at all, with snow, rain, and wind that cut right through the warmest coats! Even with the po...
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Posted: 3/13/2020
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We fished the Biggs junction area today on the Columbia river. The Walleye bite was a little hit and miss. We fished for about 4 hours and picked up 6 nice fish. We started pulling crankbaits with no ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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