OREGON WALLEYE FISHING
Most of my clients prefer to fish for sturgeon and salmon, but one of the best walleye fisheries in the world may be right here in Oregon and Washington. Though a lot of walleye fishing is done in Midwestern lakes, the next world record walleye might come from the Columbia River. The Oregon record walleye was nearly 20 pounds, bigger than you'll find in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Michigan. These great tasting fish are catchable from early spring to early fall and provide a fun day on the water. They are much smaller than sturgeon and salmon, of course, but 6-10 lb. walleyes are not uncommon, with many going up to 15 lbs. and higher. In our area we like fishing walleye in the summer and fall months while the river is a little lower and a bit clearer. When the water gets warmer, the spinyrays get more active, and so do the walleyes. There's good walleye fishing below McNary Dam, near Irrigon and Boulder Alley. We use different methods catching walleye. We use bottom walkers with a spinner and worm harness, we troll plugs and we also do some jigging but whatever we use we are a bite away from a world record.