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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
By Dave Graybill
I wanted to be sure that we were getting a good return of sockeye, as predicted, this season before I did my Summer E-Letter. I was watching the counts over Bonneville Dam every day. I saw the numbers continue to soar and fly by the ten year average. When I saw the forecasts were being met and even exceeded I dedicated the free E-Letter for Summer to sockeye fishing. People seem to get more excited about a good sockeye fishery than even a good summer run return. Both are going to be terrific this year. The summer run forecast was for 39,00 for the upper Columbia and it has been upgraded to 65,000, the best in several years. In this issue I have included maps of the best locations and photos of the gear to use. If you would like to receive a free copy of the E-Letter, just go to my web site at, and click on the Free E-Letter button at the top left hand side of the Home Page. I’ll make sure that one is sent to you. High water and heavy spills over the dams are making some of the most favorite sockeye fishing spots difficult to fish. Be safe out there.
The sockeye return has passed the ten year average and is the strongest in a few years.