Sockeye fishing on the Columbia River
Sockeye Fishing – Upper Columbia River:
The past few years have seen record numbers of Sockeye returning to the upper Columbia River, and it’s only getting better. In its abundance, the season runs from July through August . Some of the areas we fish on the upper Columbia for sockeye are from Wells Dam to the Brewster Pool.
There are certain areas of which I know, that hold a lot of fish for your taking. In addition to fishing for Sockeye, it’s not uncommon to hook on to a nice King (Chinook) Salmon, which is also in season at the same time. Although these fish have traveled hundreds of miles to the upper Columbia River, they are still chrome bright and cut with very red and flaky meat.
Another great fishery for kids as well, the action is consistent. Fishing with a boat full of people fill up a cooler very quickly! If you have never fished the Upper Columbia for sockeye, book a trip and ask all sorts of questions. I will answer all your questions and get you hooked on fishing the upper Columbia!