Walleye fishing in the Northwest, with Columbia River Walleye fishing guides is best in Oregon and Washington on the columbia River above the Dalles dam. fish catch guaranty, half trips and guides like Ed Iman can be found here so contact one of the Oregon fishing guides below and book now!

Columbia River Walleye Fishing Guides

Walleye fishing on the Columbia River is very good and in the next few years you will likely see a World Record Walleye come from this area. Columbia River Walleye Fishing Guides fish for Walleye here in Oregon and Washington on a daily basis and know how to catch Wall-eye.

Thanks to Fly By Nyte Fishing Guide Service, Columbia Basin Guide Service
and JB Guide Service for the photos on this website.

FLY BY NYTE GUIDE SERVICE Fish the Columbia River for Walleye, Sturgeon, Bass, Steelhead and Salmon with a knowledgeable fishing guide. Everybody says they are the best. Check our website photos and decide for yourself who you want to fish for Walleye with.

Walleye Willies Guide Service. We catch Walleye, Salmon, Steelhead, and Bass year around on the Columbia River from Hood River To Umatilla. Coast Guard Certified. Call Willie anytime to book a trip at 541-993-7335 You've fished with the rest now fish with the best. www.walleyewillie.com

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Mid Columbia River Guide Service featuring full-time fishing guide Elmer Hill. Specializing in Trophy species such as Walleye, Spring & Fall King Salmon, Keeper & Oversize Sturgeon, B run Steelhead and Shad in areas from Bonneville Dam and surrounding areas upstream in the Columbia River to Tri Cities Washington "Hanford Reach" Including Snake River Fishery. 30 years experience will insure you have a comfortable and safe trip.
CALL TODAY 541-969-2537 OR Visit our website www.midcolumbiariver.com


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Columbia Basin Fishing Guide

Columbia River fishing guides catch Salmon from Bonneville Dam to the Vernita Bridge area and all spots in between. Fishermen from The Tri-Cities, Portland, The Dalles and all over the Northwest fish with Columbia River Fishing Guides to catch huge Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead and Walleye, and see the beautiful Columbia Gorge.

 Walleye Fishing Contests

Rules for walleye fishing contests are consistent with statewide walleye regulations, except as shown below. For more detailed contest information, write the department and ask for a copy of WAC 232-12-168 and Amending Order #577.
SIZE AND BAG LIMITS: All current size and bag limits remain in effect during contests, except that contest directors or their designees may exceed possession limits only for the purpose of transporting fish from a weigh-in site to an open-water area for release. During transportation, the transport boat must not leave the water the fish were caught from, and a copy of the contest permit must be on board during actual fish transport.

LIVE RELEASE REQUIRED: In any contests targeting walleyes, all live walleyes must be released alive into the water from which they are caught after being weighed and/or measured. At the end of each day’s competition, if the mortality of target fish caught that day exceeds 10 percent, the contest must be suspended. Suspended contests may be continued (within assigned permit dates) only if the cause of the high mortality can be positively identified and ceases or is corrected by contest officials. Contests involving only juveniles are not required to meet the 90 percent live release requirement.

INCIDENTAL CATCHES: Only those species listed as a target of the contest may be retained by participants. This means you cannot keep bass, perch or any other non-targeted species if you are fishing in a walleye contest, and cannot keep walleyes caught while fishing in a bass or other contest.
The Walleye is a freshwater fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch. The walleye is sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the extinct blue walleye. The Columbia river walleye fishing guides catch more Walleye because they know how to catch Wall Eye.


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In some parts of its range, the walleye is also known as the walleyed pike, yellow pike or pickerel although the fish is related neither to the pikes nor to the pickerels.

Genetically, walleyes and trophy Walleye show a fair amount of variation across watersheds. In general, fish within a watershed are quite similar and are genetically distinct from those of nearby watersheds. The species has been artificially propagated for over a century and has been planted on top of existing populations or introduced into waters naturally devoid of the species, sometimes reducing the overall genetic distinctiveness of populations.


Jeff Knotts Owner of JB's Guide Service fishes for Walleye from Boardman to the Tri-Cities from March through early September. Jeff's 30+ years of experience fishing the Columbia Basin and surrounding fisheries gives you a great chance for the best possible fishing trip. In addition to targeting on Walleye, Jeff fishes Spring Salmon and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Spring Smallmouth Bass and Shad. CALL TODAY (509) 366-4052. Visit our website:
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Where to Fish on the Columbia River for Walleye and How to fish for Walleye
How To Catch Walleye on the Columbia River
There are three secrets to catching walleyes (at least): fish on the bottom; fish slowly; and use night crawlers. The first two of these are the most important. Walleyes stay close to the bottom, and they don’t spend a lot of energy chasing their food. The most consistent fishing depth during daytime is 18 to 25 feet. Rocky bottoms are usually preferred, with a nearby depth change or “breakline” a desirable feature. Good catches can also be made in or around weed beds at certain times.
A good walleye rig is one that can be cast or trolled slowly along the bottom without getting hung up too often. Although not necessary, a stout wire leader 12 inches above the hook will protect the line from abrasive rocks, and will keep the walleye’s sharp teeth from cutting the line once the fish is hooked. But heavy leader may also make your offering less attractive to the fish.
Many kinds of lures, jigs, spinners and spoons will fool walleyes, with most of them being much more effective if a live night crawler is attached. Trollers will often put a worm on a stout, sharp 1/0 hook attached to a flashy spinner with a wire leader tied to a good swivel. Eighteen inches in front of the swivel they will put a small split shot that will keep a one to two-ounce barrel weight in place. Casters must use a lure that is heavy enough to sink rapidly to the bottom.
Large deep-diving plugs are also a popular and productive technique. These are usually in bright colors that will show up in the depths, and are trolled without any bait attached.
Whatever bait or lure is used, it’s important to fish very slowly. Some anglers even troll in reverse (when it is safe to do so) to get their speed down to what a walleye will chase. Once a walleye is caught, continue fishing the same area. Where there is one there will usually be more. Also make note of the bottom or “structure” and look for fish in similar habitat.
One final tip is to keep the hooks razor sharp. In addition to a mouthful of teeth, walleyes have a hard, bony palate to protect themselves from the spines of the fish they eat. A sharp hook is mandatory to getting a solid hookup.

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