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Category Archives: Columbia River Walleye

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Columbia River Wallere

Columbia River Walleye Report

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 river is currently dropping and the conditions are getting “better.”  I put that last statement in quotations because although things were a little difficult, after a few adjustments we found the Walleye very willing.  I have wrote before on how we approach fishing for walleye during high flow periods on the Columbia, so when flows came up we changed from primarily pulling deep diving crank baits to trolling bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.  Our key to catching fish in these conditions was to find areas out of the main flow and troll downstream as slow as possible.  We also played with a bunch of combinations with beads/floats and blades before we locked into what these fish seemed to want.  The color combo that worked the best the past two days for us is Gold and Black, and in particular we did well with a black fish pill and a Gold Smile Blade.

Although we kind of stumbled onto a working color combo, our biggest key to success was simply fishing hard.  We barely had one fish by 11am on Friday and we ended with 10, and again on Saturday we didn’t really get into fish until after noon and managed to end up with 15 including a monster 12.35 pound beast!  Walleye fishing is all about paying attention to minor details.  Pay attention to the details, make adjustments, and when you find a groove ride it until it goes away.

The Walleye Spawn is currently on and the spring weather is improving, with that said we have openings over the next few weeks and going all the way through July.  Walleye have become a favorite fishery of ours, so if you would like to see why we like it so much, or to just learn how we go about it get in touch with us and book a trip.


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Columbia River Walleye Fishing

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 years, but the overall size and quality of the fish this year is amazing, and we are putting plenty in the boat for guys to take home.

We are finding most of our fish in 20-25 feet of water. Our most successful presentation has been trolling crankbaits. For some reason the action of the cranks are just driving them crazy. We have been running a wide selection of colors, and have really just been playing with things as the day goes on to find the right combination.

Despite the changing conditions this year, I think this has been the most fun I have ever had Walleye fishing as it’s really making us think and execute to constantly put fish in the boat. The months of April and May have for the past few years been our absolute best time frame, so hopefully our good fortune continues over the next several weeks and we get to experience more of this great fishing.

If you are interested in fishing with us we still have plenty of open dates, and we would love the opportunity to earn your business.


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Columbia River Walleye

Columbia River Walleye Guides

At Jones Sport Fishing we have absolutely fallen in love with chasing tasty Walleye on the Columbia River. Our Walleye season starts in full force during the month of March, and we chase these fish hot and heavy all the way through July. The Columbia River is known both as a place to catch monster Walleye as well as large numbers of great eating size fish. On any given day you could find us pulling crawler harnesses, dragging crankbaits, vertically jigging, or casting swimbaits for these incredible tasty fish.

At Jones Sport Fishing we are full time fishing guides that pride ourselves on working hard to make sure we both put you on fish, and make your day as enjoyable as possible. We have years of experience and have assembled a great team of guides that all share our philosophy. We hope that after you book your first trip with us that you will come back for years of fishing fun. To Book your next Columbia River Walleye adventure give us a call at 208-669-1569 or click on the green Book Online button at the top of the page.

Thank You,

Kyle Jones


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Columbia River Walleye Report.

The water is high and the Walleye are on the bite. Water temp was 55 today and we had consistent fishing all day for 18-24 inch Walleye. These are great sized Walleye. Fishing will continue to be good all the way through June and we have lots of space open.

Our key to catching fish today was the exact method we wrote about here.


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Columbia River Walleye Fishing

We had another good day of Walleye action on the Columbia river today. We had two customers put a total of 15 Walleye and a few bass in the boat! We have openings for Walleye fishing on the Columbia through June.


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Columbia River Walleye Report

A slow morning of salmon fishing turned out to be a very good day of Walleye Fishing we ended up with 17 today plus a pile of bass. All our fish were caught today fishing bottom bouncers and worm harnesses. Our number one color today was Chartreuse. We have some open dates for Walleye fishing over the next few weeks. Get with us now to secure your dates.


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Columbia River Walleye Report

Today was a bad day to be a Columbia River Walleye or Smallmouth Bass. My self and a buddy hit the river for a few hours today before the wind blew up and had some great action. These fish were all caught on bottom bouncers and worm harnesses. We have openings this Monday and Tuesday to get in on some of this great Walleye fishing. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or Book Online Online at Jonessportfishing.com

If you want to know how we have been catching these fish check our our write up on How to catch Columbia River Walleye


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Columbia River Walleye

We had another great day today chasing Walleye on the Columbia River. The bite was plenty consistent and we also added a bunch of smallmouth bass to the mix today. The Walleye fishing will be good now through June. We still have openings this weekend. 3 seats are open Friday and 2 seats are open Saturday. Give us a call at 208-669-1569 or Book Online at Jonessportfishing.com.


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Columbia River Walleye Fishing Report

We had another good day of Walleye fishing today on the Columbia River. The water level has come up the past couple of days and the bite slowed just a little for us, but we still ended up with a good pile of fish in the cooler plus a few catfish as a bonus. We have Walleye trips open this week and next, plus lots of available dates during May and June. Get in touch with us now to get your Columbia River Walleye trips booked.


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Columbia River Walleye Fishing is Heating Up!

Had another great day chasing Walleye on the Columbia River. We ended up well into the double digits for 2 anglers. Most of our fish were 18-20 inches! Nothing beats these great eating Walleye. We have opening over the next two weeks and plenty of open dates in May and June. Get with Dani in our office at 208-669-1569 or Book Online.

Today all our fish were caught trolling worm harnesses. Our key was switching blade colors until we got it perfectly tuned in. For an article that describes exactly how we troll for Walleye click Here.