Hot Columbia River Sockeye Fishing

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Hot Columbia River Sockeye Fishing

We have been on the Upper Columbia River fishing Sockeye and Summer Chinook since it opened on July 1st. Fishing has been absolutely amazing, and we are just now starting to see the bulk of the Sockeye run hit the Brewster area.

Due to a later than normal arrival of summer we have been spending most of our time downriver from Brewster in one of our favorite Summer areas near Wells Dam. This area has provided some incredible fishing, but has also lead to a lot of frustration as the high flows are causing some very rough river conditions. Spill from Wells Dam is highly variable, and completely unpredictable, making it necessary on some days to patiently wait for the rollers to subside so we could access the best fishing areas. The upside is that as soon as we have been able to get into the zone we have been in the fish.

We have been having great action on both Summer Chinook and Sockeye pulling 360 flashers and prawn spinners. This set up allows us to very effectively target both species at the same time. If looking for a rundown on how we rig this system up click on the video below.

Summer Chinook and Sockeye Report 7/5/22: Hot tips to catch more fish!
https://youtu.be/fDP3Y6-5A4U

As of this writing it is currently 100 degrees and the Brewster Pool will likely be setting up and fishing very well within the next few day. This is when Sockeye mania will start in earnest. We still have a few dates left to fill so if looking to book a trip make sure to get ahold of our office at 208-669-1569 and Dani will help get you booked.


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It’s almost July, and that means Summer Chinook and Sockeye

The month of July will find us on the Upper Columbia River chasing summer Chinook and Sockeye. This is such a great opportunity as we have the best limits of the year. 2 adult chinook in addition to 2 sockeye is our daily limit. We often catch both Chinook and Sockeye on these trips, and there is nothing better than salmon fishing in July. Such a great time of year as we ditch the rain gear for shorts and sandals, and get a full day of fishing in before it gets too hot. 

We have openings for this fantastic fishing, so don’t hesitate to contact us and let’s get you summer plans all set up.


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Upper Columbia Summer Of Salmon! Hot weather equals Hot Fishing!

Last week our Summer Chinook and Sockeye season opened on the Upper Columbia, and fishing was absolutely on fire! Opening day was one of the absolute best opening day’s we can remember! We had two boats out and early limits where the name of the game. while the rest of the season won’t be quite as on fire as the first two days we will see consistently great fishing for the rest of the month of July.

We are seeing great success trolling both super baits and 3.5 Colorado spinners behind 11 inch 360 style flashers. One of our keys is to really watch out speed and make sure our rods are thumping at about a 1 thump per second interval. It’s a little hard to explain, but this action really leads to more fish in the boat. For this reason we run cannon ball droppers and skip out on the downriggers. Also by running cannonball lead we are able to let all our customers drop lines and be part of the action.

We still have some open dates mid month, so don’t hesitate to give us a call and book your trip. These fish are amazing and we would love to share this experience with you. Enjoy the pictures below, the smiling faces and big fish tell the story. The Upper Columbia Summer of Salmon is an experience you need to be part of.


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Brewster Sockeye Fishing

We had another fantastic morning of Columbia River Sockeye fishing in Brewster, Washington. It was a quick limit for our morning group. We still have some room to fish Saturday morning. Saturday will be our last day for the upper Columbia before we switch gears and head out to the Astoria area for the famous Buoy 10 season, and speaking of Buoy 10 we still have a handful of dates left open. Make sure to give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or Book Online.

If anyone is wondering how we are catching these Sockeye we have a previous Blog article on the topic. Click Here.


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Great Sockeye action in the Brewster Pool

The Columbia River Sockeye action continues to be very good in the Brewster Pool of the Columbia River. We managed to get a quick limit again today out of the Brewster Pool. This fishery will last as long as the weather stays warm!


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Brewster Sockeye Fishing is Hot!

Both the weather and the Sockeye are hot right now in Brewster, WA. We are getting limits daily. Currently we are offering three start times daily. Our first trip starts at 4:30am, followed by a 10am outing, and we finish up our day with a 5pm evening adventure. Our rate for these trips is only $125/person. These are great trips for fisherman of all ages! We have open seats every day for the next 2 weeks. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or book online Here.


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Report

We are still finding some awesome fish in the Upper Columbia River in the Brewster, WA areas. This place offers us some fantastic fishing in quite a few different spots. Chinook is scheduled to close tomorrow, but we will see some great Sockeye fishing the rest of the month. We are currently offering a $125/person 4 hour Sockeye charter. These trips have three start times 4:30 am, 10:00 am, and 5:00 pm. We would love to see you guys out with us to catch some of these tasty fish.


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook

Upper Columbia Summer Chinook and Sockeye Fishing

We had an amazing opening day today on the Upper Columbia River fishing for Chinook and Sockeye. We limited on both Chinook and Sockeye today! Pro Troll Flashers and Superbaits are a huge part of our success! We have lots of open dates left for this great July fishery. Get ahold of us at our office at 208-669-1569 or Book Online by clicking Here. This is one of our favorite fisheries of the year!


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7/21/16 Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Fishing Report

We continue to have a great season chasing Summer Chinook on the Upper Columbia River.  Today as well as the past few days our fish came trolling Superbaits behind Pro Troll and Leo Flashers.   We got bit on three separate Superbaits today as well as a #5 copper custom spinner. Our winner Superbaits today were “Hotter Tomale” and “Rotten Banana” in the original series and the “Seahawk” in the cut plug miny 3.0.  We have been stuffing our Superbaits with canned tuna packed in oil.  We are often mixing our tuna with various scents such as Super Dipping Sauce, but today all but 2 of our bites came on tuna directly from the can.  For a great video of how we rig our Superbaits Click Here

We had a very good bite going this morning that really tapered off after the sun got high on the water, so if you are looking for success start early in the morning and fish hard until noon or so.

I still have dates open for this great Summer Fishery.  July 26-31st are completely open for full boats.  After the end of July I head out to the Oregon Coast at Astoria for Fall Chinook and Coho at the mouth of the Columbia River near Bouy 10. We still have available dates in Astoria as well so get in touch with us now and book your next salmon fishing trip.

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