2020 fishing looked to be starting off great. Kokanee fishing had been hot and I had been anxious to get going walleye fishing on our big reservoirs. Then... we got hit with this virus thing. Not sure what the future holds but hopefully we can get past this thing quickly. For now, I have suspended guiding for the next month. This will probably change though as things evolve, hopefully for the sooner! Don't let this stop you from planning and booking a trip ahead of time though. May and June are my favorite walleye months but fishing stays very good all through the summer and into the fall. Kokanee should still be going like crazy during May and June also. Starting July salmon fishing begins and this year's Chinook and sockeye salmon estimates are looking good to have a great season. In the mean time I'm still going fishing as long as they don't make me stay home! I pray everyone stays well and am looking forward to celebrating with some crazy fish catching with you all when we get past these crazy times! God Bless!
Walleye fishing has been fantastic on Banks Lake and Moses Lake this spring! Limits of eating size walleye up to 22 inches have been the norm with bigger fish fairly common. The month of June is prime time to make a trip to Banks Lake. June is my favorite month to fish Banks Lake. The walleye are post spawn and have moved to their late spring and early summer hangouts to feed heavily. Covering water with bottom bouncers and spinners with nightcrawlers will ALWAYS produce and, my favorite technique, trolling crank baits can be super productive as well. Don't miss out, book a trip today for some June walleye fishing!
Also, salmon season is just around the corner (starts July 1st) for the Upper Columbia River. The summer Chinook run is looking good and should provide pretty good action. We will have to wait and see if there will be some sort of sockeye fishery but I'm optimistic that we will have one. Remember it's never to early to book your salmon trip as salmon are the big prize here in the NCW!