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

By: Asianju
Posted: 6/20/2016
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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 tou...
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Posted: 5/6/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/6/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had another great day today fishing below the John Day Dam for great fighting and even greater eating spring Chinook. We landed a total of 5 fish today, but only ended with 2 keepers. Our best ...
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By: thebug
Posted: 5/3/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 5/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We fished today just below John Day at Rufus and got skunked. We threw every combination from cut plug and rouge river herring, quick fish and prawn rigs with no luck. At the peak we counted 33 boats ...
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Posted: 5/3/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We had a fantastic morning today on the Columbia River near John Day Dam! I only had one customer in the boat today but we went 2-4 and had our limit by 6am! Our success came on maglip 4.5 plugs in ...
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Posted: 4/26/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We have been picking up great numbers of Stugeon, Walleye and starting to catch spring kings on sardine wrapped kwiks, mag lips and killer fish. We will be hanging in the John Day Dam pool for the ne...
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Posted: 4/26/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/25/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Our Columbia River Spring Chinook season has kicked back into high gear. We started this week fishing near John Day Dam on the Columbia River. Yesterday was our first official trip and we had a fant...
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Posted: 4/15/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/15/2016
Hot Spots: 0
This is just a heads up on springer fishing. The fish are starting to head up river. I'm headed down next week. I still have some prime dates open. This is a great fishery and I guaranty to catch fi...
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Posted: 4/15/2016
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/15/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fished below John Day Dam for Sturgeon water was high wind was horrific but we landed 6 fish 5 undersized and one oversized. Wind is supposed to lay down tomorrow and we are going to fish half day S...
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By: cwbraue
Posted: 10/24/2015
Species: Other
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/24/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I went fishing with a coworker today on the Columbia river. He likes fishing here in the spring for Smallmouths but he had never fished here in the fall and I convinced him to go. We went to his fav...
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Posted: 9/15/2015
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/11/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I made the mistake of buying a house in the middle of our usual annual salmon trip to the mouth of the Deschutes on the Columbia. I canceled the two week reservation at the park and tended to detail...
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By: Eyetri2
Posted: 5/21/2015
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/20/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Crow Butte around 8:30. Half a dozen boats working an area to the east of the launch for walleye. We spent an hour tossing gear to the shore for bass. One keeper and one dink. Went across ...
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Posted: 4/22/2015
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing over the past few days in the Upper end of the Columbia Gorge has turned fantastic over the past few days. We are seeing an absolute ton of fish moving over the dams. I had quick limits the pa...
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Posted: 10/7/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/5/2014
Hot Spots: 0
WOW what a trip! Fished with my three sons at the mouth of the Deschutes river starting Friday through Sunday the 5th of October. Friday was clear skies, no wind (yahoo) and 80 degrees. We caugh...
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Posted: 9/19/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/18/2014
Hot Spots: 0
I returned late last night from Ed Iman’s Fish Camp 2014, our annual event of guides, outdoor product reps, and media-type people (that would be me, LOL). As always, Ed and Pam Iman put on a great ev...
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Posted: 9/14/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for our annual trip to fish the Columbia at the mouth of the Deschutes River. I arrived the night of the 28th of August and stayed until September 10th. The wind blew HARD for the f...
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By: scuby
Posted: 9/9/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/5/2014
Hot Spots: 0
First trip of the year and first TOAD within 10-15 mins of being on the water.... Good morning bite and it seemed that everything just died off around 1030 ish. Its going to be crazy with boats here i...
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Posted: 6/14/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished out of Rufus Oregon, we did get some wind today but did not hurt the bite which was off and on throughout the day. Most fish caught on Smile blades and wedding rings today, silver and green wor...
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Posted: 6/13/2014
Species: Shad
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished below McNary Dam just up from the boat launch on the Washington side. Anchored in 15 feet of water and ran chartruese, red and pink shad darts behind de-hooked magnum wiggle warts. We had 4 p...
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By: rojomojo
Posted: 5/26/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/26/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Made it out earlier in the morning, it's definitely an early bite. Dad brought in a 4 lb walleye within the first 5 minutes. Bite continued to be well on silver smiley blades and green/red spoons. Fin...
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Posted: 5/16/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/12/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Another great day on the Columbia River, we caught lots of Walleye and Bass even got some Sturgeon to bite. Most fish were caught on smile blades lots of colors were working this week. We did some bl...
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Posted: 5/11/2014
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry for the late report. I was busy fishing and didn't get to a computer until now. I spend last week guiding springer trips. We had a great time with limits most days. I still have some openings l...
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Posted: 3/31/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/29/2014
Hot Spots: 0
We fished at Rufus again fishing was good with a bite or two here and there throughtout the day we did our best on smile blades in various colors and blade baits.the best depths were 20 to 25 ft . ...
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Posted: 3/17/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/15/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing was great once again on the Columbia river this week.We fished several days and had great sucsess on smile blade jigs and sonic blades.We also did very well on smile blades trolled in 20 to 30...
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Posted: 3/11/2014
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
We fished out of Rufus Oregon caught 25 walleye and released lots of females full of eggs. Got some nice Fish trolling smile blades and also got some on jigs.Fished between 20 to 30 ft lots of fish an...
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Posted: 9/18/2013
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/15/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the 5th through the 15th for King salmon at the mouth of the Deschutes on the Columbia. We found the fishery to be a mixed bag of success for us trollers. We fished a variety of Brads S...
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