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Monday, July 16, 2018
By Dave Graybill
As many of you know the sockeye limit has been boosted to three fish per day, and this has anglers out in force to get after these prized fish. Fishing for sockeye has been good below Wanapum Dam and Wells Dam. Now that we have had some hot weather the thermal barrier has set up at the mouth of Okanogan River. These fish don’t like to head up the Okanogan River when the water temperatures as this high. Sockeye that are headed on up to Canada are stalled in the cooler Columbia at the Brewster Pool and anglers are taking advantage of it. If you are new to sockeye fishing I would suggest that you log onto You Tube and do a search on How to Rig for Sockeye. You will find a video that we did a few years ago that features three local guides. They each demonstrate how they rig to catch sockeye salmon on the Columbia River. It should be very helpful. There are many other good options for anglers here in Central Washington. I want to try some of the kokanee fishing that is available in Okanogan County. Both Alta Lake and the Conconully lakes are known for good kokanee fishing.