The walleye of the Columbia River are big. Very big. We have clients who travel from all over the world for a chance to catch a genuine wall-hanging trophy walleye. The largest walleye recorded was caught in 2010 and weight 14 pounds, 7 ounces. An amazing fish for sure!
Big walleye spend half of their year feeding in the flat areas of the Columbia River, swimming close to the bottom. We often find walleye in 20 to 30 feet of water that weigh over four pounds. The best time for walleye fishing is in the summer, when the weather is typically warm and dry. Below Bonneville Dam from August through October is a popular season for walleye fishing. Plentiful within the Columbia, walleye fishing is a great family fishing trip, with many large fish caught each day per person.
But walleye fishing is not just a Summer sport! Walleye fishing in January is plentiful and numerous trophy walleye fish have been caught between January and end of February. Just be prepared for chilly weather, with plenty of wind and rain.
Our fishing guides have fished walleye for decades, quite literally. We target areas to fish for walleye that are plentiful and large. Come join us for a great walleye fishing adventure!