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Monday, July 27, 2015
By Dave Graybill
Most of you are probably aware that the sockeye season has been closed on the Columbia River. The good news is that this closure doesn’t apply to summer-run Chinook. The forecast for a return of 73,000 kings this summer has been raised to 85,000, so there are plenty of them out there to catch. The action at the Brewster Salmon Derby should be fantastic. Also, the count for sockeye over Tumwater Dam has passed 17,000, well short of what is needed for a fishery on Lake Wenatchee. We have some much cooler weather coming up, and who knows, some rain. If it is going to happen it had better happen fast. The sockeye are not doing well in these warm water temperatures. I had my last sockeye trip to Brewster planned for last Friday anyway. There are other things to do this summer. I have a couple of invites to fish for walleye at Potholes Reservoir and I also want to get up to Roosevelt to fish for trout and kokanee. The trout out of Roosevelt are about the best eaters we have around here, and they are abundant. Kokanee are harder to catch, but they are big when you find them.