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Friday, July 6, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Summer run salmon season is off and running, with the bonus of a sockeye season this year. Kings and sockeye are both charging up the Columbia and the good news is this just the start of run. Fish are being caught from below Rocky Reach Dam all the way up to Wells Dam. I fished on Sunday and our party caught both kings and sockeye. I talked to Shane Magnuson and he said his group got their limits of sockeye at Wells Dam, and they didn’t start until 10 a.m. If you are looking to put a bunch of sockeye in the freezer I suggest using a size 0 dodger and a hoochie, and pink is always a good color for sockeye. I would start with a leader of 14 inches, and they cut it down if that doesn’t get the action you want. Sometimes a leader of 10 inches is best for sockeye. The big eddy across from the old launch at Wells Dam is a good place to find schools of sockeye. A depth of 20 feet would be a good place to start. Get your sockeye on ice and keep them cool, just like you would with kokanee.