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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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 River Sockeye and Chinook Report.

Fishing has continued to be good for both Sockeye and Chinook the past few days! Rumor has it that we might be getting an increase in our Sockeye limit. These are amazing fish on the table!


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Upper Columbia River Summer Chinook Report

We continue to have fantastic fishing on the Upper Columbia River near the Brewster and Pateros areas. These fish are in great shape and cut just as well as most Spring Chinook!  Yesterday was particularly great. We lost track on the number of fish hooked and we landed 4 great hatchery fish along with releasing a few wild fish for two customers. Next week is our last opportunity for Summer Chinook for the year before we switch gears and head to Astoria to start our Fall Chinook and Coho season at the famed Buoy 10 fishery.

Our last chance available seats for Summer Chinook are: Monday 7/24 open boat, 7/25 open boat, 7/26 2 seats open, 7/27 2 seats open. We also have 4 hour evening trips open all the previous dates as well. Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or Book Online at Jonessportfishing.com


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Upper Columbia Summer Chinook Report 7/13/17

Fishing continues to be very good on the Upper Columbia for Summer Chinook.  I had two customers today, an uncle and nephew trip. The young man in the picture landed his very first salmon today!  It’s really cool to be a part of these great memories. We will be fishing the Columbia in the Brewster area through the 28th of July before we shift our attention to our August fishery at Astoria.

Open dates over the next two weeks are

July: 19th 1 seat, 21-25 open boats, 26 and 27 two open seats.

We also still have open dates for Astoria!

To book any of these available dates give our office a call at 208-669-1569 and Dani will get you taken care of, or Book Online!