Just moved out here and have heard of several rivers but want to hear what you think.
Duh! Of course, I forgot about the Columbia!The Columbia has no equal. Not only is it the best smallmouth fishery in the state. The smallmouth fishery on the Columbia is the best fishery in the state.
If you want big fish the tri cities area or between Bonneville Dam and the Dalles dam.
If you want big numbers of fish the dalles dam to McNary dam
Clousers ,poppers ,buggers
Yes. There is also good access during the summer after the flows drop at celilo park. Walk downstream along the tracks to the other side of the boat launching lagoon then wade along the outside of the breakwater.And these ponds connect to the Columbia? I’m on the OR side.