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Thursday, July 2, 2020
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. Fisherman who gather below Wanapum Dam are prepared for a wild ride. This is the time of year the spill gates are wide open, releasing a torrent of water through the Grant County PUD facility. It makes for a bumpy, and sometimes dangerous ride for anglers trying to find a willing sockeye salmon to bite. Further upstream, anglers are used to a more serene setting while fishing below Rocky Reach Dam or Wells Dam. Rapid snowmelt in the mountains and high stream flows have made even these places a little dicey right now. I heard from several anglers who went out for the opener of sockeye salmon fishing here on the Upper Columbia yesterday that the waters below Rocky Reach Dam were very turbulent. This is a relatively small stretch of water to fish to begin with and maneuvering your boat is a challenge, especially if there's several boats in the vicinity. So be careful. If you check out our Facebook page, you'll see nice limits with Brad Wagner of Bobber Down Guide Service and his daughter's Brooke and Lizzy as well as Mike Roth of Team Takedown Guide Service. Until next time, Good Fishing!