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

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Posted: 3/23/2017
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
The keeper sturgeon season in the John Day Pool remains open. The quota of 105 fish is getting close to being reached. Regardless of the unfavorable river conditions, if you want a keeper sturgeon t...
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Posted: 3/13/2017
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/11/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Northwest Fishing Reports and I chased keeper sturgeon again on the Columbia in the John day pool. With the low quota of only 105 fish for sport anglers, we are forced to fish for keepers even when ...
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Posted: 2/23/2017
Species: Sturgeon
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I got the rare opportunity to be part of a group of anglers in pursuit of keeper sturgeon with guide Jacob Murden of Rising Son Guide Service. I say rare because there is only one area on the Columbia...
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Posted: 2/6/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/4/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Winter pre-spawn walleye fishing is going strong in Eastern Washington! We fished the John Day Pool on Saturday and got into lots of 18-20 inch eater sized walleyes, as well as a few bigger 4 lb fish....
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Posted: 10/11/2016
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/8/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Thought I'd let people know about walleye fishing on Lake Celilo this fall. First I read Ed Iman on the shad run and how it affects the walleye. Ed says he won't fish for walleye during August and Se...
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Posted: 9/19/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/10/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Another annual trip to fish the mouth of the Deschutes above The Dallas dam has come to a close. We met several fiends who also camped with us in the same park. What great times we had reliving the ...
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By: swies
Posted: 9/12/2016
Species: Chinook Salmon
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/10/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water above John Day @ 0700. 5 other boats out and I didn't see anything caught nor did I catch anything. Was a good trip with my son and wife. Marked a few fish but could not get them to tak...
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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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