You’re visiting The Dalles, Oregon, and you’re looking at the Columbia River, and you want to go fishing. Now you need a fishing guide in The Dalles. Marvin’s Guide Service will hook you up, but first, let’s talk about what kinds of fish are around The Dalles, Oregon.

fishing Dalles Oregon Species vary. Depending on the time of year you’re visiting, the stretch of the Columbia River running through The Dalles will offer salmon, sturgeon, walleye, and all sorts of panfish like bass, perch, crappie, and catfish.

Sturgeon fishing The Dalles.

Sturgeon fishing around The Dalles, Oregon, is very popular, with plenty of action and sturgeon up to 10 and 12 feet long. However, sturgeon is mostly a catch-and-release fishery. We do get a small season in January to harvest sturgeon on the Columbia River, with a very tight size limit.

Walleye in the stretch of the Columbia River around The Dalles offers some great fishing opportunities. Walleye fishing is practically year-round, although it can be extremely tough in the winter when the water is cold, and the wind is blowing in the Columbia Gorge. But there are some beautiful days, even in the winter. If you like fish tacos, you will like Columbia River walleye.

Salmon fishing in the Columbia River involves three different runs of salmon that come upriver into the Gorge: Spring, summer, and fall.

We start with the spring salmon. This season usually starts earlier in the spring and runs until June. Then we switch over to the summer salmon, known as June hogs. Then we have fall salmon.

This stretch around The Dalles, Oregon, usually gets very good in September and October.

Salmon season varies on the Columbia River, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will determine the season and the quota of salmon we can harvest.

After a day fishing The Dalles Oregon with Marvin’s Guide Service, he highly recommends visiting The Dalles Dam visitor center.

Marvin’s Guide Service will be happy to hook you up with salmon, sturgeon, or walleye fishing in The Dalles, Oregon.


Walleye caught on the Columbia River in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles.



Columbia River Sturgeon fishing in the Dalles Or

monster sturgeon fishing near The Dalles.




Columbia River Salmon

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