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Name: Rising Son GS Date: March 20, 2017 Rating:
 
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The keeper sturgeon season in the John Day Pool remains open. The quota of 105 fish is getting close to being reached. Regardless of the unfavorable river conditions, if you want a keeper sturgeon this year, you'd better get out there and give it a try. The key in this high, muddy water is to get out of the main river flows and fish the softer edges and seams in shallower water. All the normal techniques are working to catch fish, but the high flows have all the fish stacked into softer water! If you find these pockets, you'll be on the fish.
Another question I get a lot is how the 105 fish quota is tallied. There is a checker that surveys anglers at the popular spots in this pool. The theory of WDFW and ODFW is that they will not be able to accurately check all the keeper sturgeon caught. For this reason they take the number of fish visually checked by the officials and multiply it by 5 (don't ask me how they come up with this number) and when they get close to the quota they shut it down.
For the 105 fish quota that would mean only 21 fish being checked. The season opened January 1st, so this gives you an idea of just how slow the season has been this year. Also, most of the fish have been checked in the last 2 weeks. For 5-6 trips, my boat has recorded 3 keepers this year, down significantly from last year. We are catching fish, but the keepers are avoiding us. Once the season closes, it remains open for catch and release. This is an awesome way to tangle with these big fish and the fishing just gets better as it warms! I sturgeon fish all year and also focus on trophy oversized sturgeon during certain times of the year. If you are interested in this, let me know! We can always accommodate sturgeon groups, big or small!

The next fishery on the calendar is Spring Chinook! I am kicking my season off this year in Portland from April 2-6th. I have 2 seats available April 5th if interested. I also have another boat available if earlier dates are desired or you want a seat during that first week of April. Give me a call for details! This year will be a challenge in Portland with the flood stage water, but there will be fish there and you cant catch them at home! We will be giving it our best efforts to try and intercept one of these great eating salmon!

Starting April 22, I will be targeting Springers at the mouth of the Wind River and Drano Lake. This is one of my favorite fisheries. I only do weekend trips in my boat, but again, I work with another boat so give me a call and we can find you a seat! I look forward to hearing from you and fishing with you this Spring!

Jacob Munden
Munden's Rising Son Adventures
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High quality tackle, local expertise, USCG licensed and insured, guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. On a trip with Jacob, you can expect to not only catch fish, but to learn throughout the day.

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Name: Rising Son GS Date: March 11, 2017 Rating:
 
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Northwest Fishing Reports and I chased keeper sturgeon again on the Columbia in the John day pool. With the low quota of only 105 fish for sport anglers, we are forced to fish for keepers even when the conditions are not ideal! This was the case Saturday. With recent rain and warm temperatures, the Columbia was rolling high and dirty. There was a lot of debris in the water that really screwed up where we could fish. The water temperature continues to be colder than we like for this fishery, as well. With all of this said, we didn't manage any keepers and the weather forced us off the water by early afternoon. However, as we all know, you can't catch them at home and we can't argue with 'ol Mother Nature, so we have to just grind it out and fish when we can! We will continue to fish this pool and as the water warms, the bite will turn on! When this happens the bite will turn on with it!

A cancellation has my boat open this coming Saturday, March 18th! Hanford Reach Steelhead, eater walleye, or sturgeon..you pick! Call or message me for details and last minute pricing! Ill be fishing so hop on at a good rate and learn some of these fisheries!
Jake Munden
Munden's Rising Son Adventures
509-492-8852

High quality tackle, local expertise, USCG licensed and insured, guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. On a trip with Jacob, you can expect to not only catch fish, but to learn throughout the day.

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Name: Mike Carey Date: February 19, 2017 Rating:
 
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I got the rare opportunity to be part of a group of anglers in pursuit of keeper sturgeon with guide Jacob Murden of Rising Son Guide Service. I say rare because there is only one area on the Columbia that still allows sturgeon to be kept. The fish have to be in a slot size limit, making it all the more challenging. I’ve only had sturgeon once, and it was delicious, so I was excited at the chance to take home a fish.

We launched on the Oregon side at Umatilla on a brisk Sunday morning and started working various holes below the McNary Dam. Jacob set us up with a variety of baits to try to entice the fish into biting. It had been cold, and the water temp was on the cold side, so we expected a challenge.

Nothing in the first hole, after an hour we pulled gear and ran up to just below the deadline. Out went the lines and this time we quickly got a fish on, but lost it just as quickly. Heartened, the hook was re-baited and sent back down. It didn’t take too long before we again got a solid bite which angler Paul grabbed and played. This fish was solid and we were all excited at the possibility of bringing in our first keeper. Into the boat he came and out went the measuring tape.

One inch short! Darn the luck. After joking about various ways of stretching the fish one inch Jacob eased the fish back into the river and it swam off safely. Next year that fish will be a keeper!

We worked more holes but the bite was just not happening for us on this day. I have to say; sometimes the measure of a guide is how hard he works when it’s a tough day of fishing. Jacob never gave up. His positive attitude and work ethic was first rate.

As a consolation we pulled out the walleye gear at the end of the day and tried some jigging (I missed a nice bite) and then trolling. Angler John got a dandy of a walleye to end the day and take home for a fish fry.

If you’re interested there is still a season going for the keeper sturgeon. It’s a unique chance to get to bring home one of the more tastey eating fish in the Pacific Northwest. Give Jacob a call at 509-492-8852.

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Name: Rising Son GS Date: February 04, 2017 Rating:
 
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Winter pre-spawn walleye fishing is going strong in Eastern Washington! We fished the John Day Pool on Saturday and got into lots of 18-20 inch eater sized walleyes, as well as a few bigger 4 lb fish. This time of year, patience is key. We fished several hours in the morning with no success working hard to find the fish. Once the fish were located, slow jigging presentations were the key to get them to strike. Spectrum and Kits Tackle Jigs were the hot jigs, tipped with Berkley Gulp plastics. Forage this time of year are small 3-4 inch shad smolts so match the hatch with your plastics and jig colors and you will be in the game. Fish a lot of water and be patient and you will be rewarded with some fine fish tacos!

Jacob Munden
Munden's Rising Son Adventures
509-492-8852

High quality tackle, local expertise, USCG licensed and insured, guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye. On a trip with Jacob, you can expect to not only catch fish, but to learn throughout the day.

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Name: Goldrigger1 Date: October 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Thought I'd let people know about walleye fishing on Lake Celilo this fall. First I read Ed Iman on the shad run and how it affects the walleye. Ed says he won't fish for walleye during August and September. I went in late September and October 10th. Boy there are shad smolts all over! There must be billions of smolts in the Columbia. No wonder the walleye get so big.

Problem is the walleye don't bite much during the shad smolt run downriver. I now know why Ed was quoted as saying he doesn't fish for walleye then. On my fish finder, every bait fish ball was surrounded by large predator fish. What a feast for the bass and walleye. They are so full that it is hard to even get bites from the walleye.

Thought I'd let people know if they didn't already.

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Name: swies Date: September 10, 2016 Rating:
 
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Hit the water above John Day @ 0700. 5 other boats out and I didn't see anything caught nor did I catch anything.
Was a good trip with my son and wife. Marked a few fish but could not get them to take.
Fished Brads cut plugs and super baits with tuna, shrimp, roe, and used anise, shrimp oil, and salmon/steelhead oil. Nothing.
Tried jet divers and cannon balls since I do not have riggers.
Weather was good and it was good to spend time with my 20 year old son and wife of 28 years.

Anyone have some advice, I would take it. I am 46 and this is my first year with a boat and trying Salmon on the Columbia.
I am a rookie and I freely admit it but I am trying like heck!

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Name: downriggeral Date: September 10, 2016 Rating:
 
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Another annual trip to fish the mouth of the Deschutes above The Dallas dam has come to a close. We met several fiends who also camped with us in the same park. What great times we had reliving the days fishing and enjoying great food together.

My trip started out with forgetting yhr salmon catch card at home which I discovered at 5:30 AM on Saturday the 3 rd. A quick trip up the hill to Goldendale where there is a 24 hour Chevron and store. They fixed me up and asked if $12.30 was OK? OK heck I would have given a hundred bucks if that's what it took!! I launched by myself and headed up to the fishing hole where my friends were already catching fish. Put out the Super Bait Hot Lava and proceeded to troll at the usual 2.3 mph. Looked over at my net and thought how will get that if my rod goes off? Moved the net out to where I could get it and not tow minutes later my rod did go off....screaming reel with three hundred feet of line out. Wow these fish are strong! I guided the boat out away from the crowd and kicked the motor into neutral as I fought this really strong fish. Another blazing run, man what fun.. Finally got the fish tired and got a look at it, what a chrome beauty. Now for the net; took a couple of tries but I finally got it in the net and hoisted over the side. What a rush I have never landed a fish that big by myself. Glad I didn't have a heart attack!! The fish was 22#, a bright chrome beauty.

The "bite" started at or just before sunup each day and was typically over by 8:30. The wind blew us off by 10 most every day. This was the windiest I have ever seen it. My sons mark and Jim joined me to fish the weekend of the 10th and Saturday turned out to be a stellar day with four fish. It just happened to be my turn when the third center rod went off; another screamer. Oh boy I thought it was going to spool me, man did this fish take line! No line counter but it took a LOT of line off the reel. We final got a look at the fish....holy mackerel it was HUGE! Finally got it in the net and it was the biggest fish of the trip at just under 35#. Life is good.

Woke up to high winds Sunday morning the 11th but decided to go out anyway since it was the boys last day. Boy did we get a boat ride in 5' waves. Finally called it a day with no fish. All in all a great trip, I love catching salmon!!

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Name: Asianju Date: June 19, 2016 Rating:
 
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Launched at crow butte around 7:30am. Made the trek across the river to boardman and lines in the water at 8am. Didn't catch my first walleye until 10am. Plenty of boats around and the fishing was tough. Decided to get away from the cluster of boats and try somewhere new. Found a stretch about 2 miles away from my original starting point with a sandy bottom. Had to work for the fish and ended up with 5 eyes ranging from 17 inches to 21 inches. Chartreuse beads with a smile chartreuse smile blade worked the best. Tried gold but only ended up with small mouth bass which were released. Great weather and Father's Day, can't complain.

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Name: Kyle Jones Date: May 06, 2016 Rating:
 
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We had another great day today fishing below the John Day Dam for great fighting and even greater eating spring Chinook. We landed a total of 5 fish today, but only ended with 2 keepers.

Our best fishing today was from daylight through about 10 am and then again from 1pm -3pm. We did best today on K-14 kwickfish in the fickle pickle color, and a Chartreuse head with a chrome body.

Again tuna wrapped plugs were our stand out best producer. All our bites came fishing tuna packed in oil straight from the can.

We are fortunate that this fishery was extended through Sunday the 8th and I have an open boat Sunday.

Fishing the Columbia and Snake Rivers for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon

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Name: Kyle Jones Date: May 03, 2016 Rating:
 
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We had a fantastic morning today on the Columbia River near John Day Dam! I only had one customer in the boat today but we went 2-4 and had our limit by 6am! Our success came on maglip 4.5 plugs in Orange, and Maglip 5.0 in a customer rainbow/fickle pickle pattern that is only found at Fishermans Marine in Portland.

We also found that most of our bites the past 2 days have come from tuna wrapped plugs. We are taking canned Tuna in oil and wrapping the belly of our Maglips and Kwicks. Tuna directly from the can was key, as for some reason adding extra scents has not been effective. This as usual will probably change toomorrow, but it's a good starting point. If you do decide to scent things up there is nothing finer than Super Dipping Sauce.

I have openings the next 3 days and will continue to fish the Snake after the Columbia closes this weekend. Give me a call at 208-861-0654 to get in on the great action.

Fishing the Columbia and Snake Rivers for Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon

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