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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.
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.
We had another fantastic day today on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee! Limits of Sockeye and nice Chinook to go around. This is a great fishery with the best opportunity to take a bunch of fish home on the entire Columbia River. We have open dates! Get with us now to get your dates booked.
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
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!
Fishing continues to be very good for Chinook on the Upper Columbia near Brewster, Washington. We have been having great success on Brads Superbaits in both the mini cutplug and the Original Superbaits. These fish are great on the table and are loaded with fat. The limit is 2 adult Chinook. We have openings for 3 anglers on Wednesday, open boat Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. We also have openings throughout the month.
We had a fantastic evening of fishing out of Beebe Bridge yesterday! We hooked a total of 10 kings in 4 hours. That was 10 fish that were actually out of the rod holder hooked up, with 17 takedowns. This fishery is just going to get better! We have openings this upcoming Friday and Saturday as well as throughout the entire month of July. We are running a morning full day trip and an evening half day. Give us a call or text at 208-861-0654 or our office at 208-669-1569 to set up your trip.
For more information on our Summer Salmon trips click here
Fishing was a little slower today, but we still managed to have a great day on the water. Again our fish were caught with Brads Superbaits in both the cut plug and miny cut plug. Best colors today were “Watermelon” in the mint and “Wonderbread” in the cut plug. Lots of thunderstorms rolling throgh the area caused for some difficult fishing conditions today.
I still have openings for full boats on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of July and then it’s off to Astoria for Fall Chinook and Coho!
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