Anglers get your heads up, we’ve got something for you! Walleye fishing is undoubtedly the best experience for the anglers. Catching them at the Columbia River was not possible a hundred years back because it was only in the 1950s that they were introduced here. And since then it has become a yearly fun activity for fishing lovers, especially the angler and families with kids. People generally enjoy Walleye fishing as it’s an action-packed event with lots of reeling in and out as you get yours on the Walleye.
When is the best time to get your hands on the Columbia River Walleye?
You may find Walleyes year around, but getting your hands on Walleyes in the Columbia River is easier during early summer and spring days. This is when you would find schools of Walleye feeding on the Salmon and Steelhead Smolts migrating downstream. What makes this more fun is that Columbia River Walleye fishing is currently not limited. It may, however, be useful to control the fishery to avoid the risk of eliminating the species.
Some tips for catching the Walleyes:
- Get your hands on live bait to lure them to the hook. The best ones are leeches, Minnows, and Nightcrawlers. These wriggling beings are like moving to a zombie for the Walleye
- The peak time to fill a boat with Walleyes is at dawn and dusk.
- An easy catch is at a depth between 15 to 30 feet in the river. But this may be dependent on the season too.
- Test a strong fishing line let’s say something between 6 – 12lbs is good enough for a Walleye