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Monday, June 29, 2020
By Dave Graybill
Sockeye fishing on the Columbia River is open as of July 1st above Priest Rapids Dam, and anglers can expect great fishing for these prized salmon this season. Sockeye numbers are terrific this year. They started passing over Bonneville Dam in early June and hit a peak with 15,000 being counted in one day. When sockeye enter the Columbia, they come fast and arrive in the upper Columbia in time to provide good action by early July. This is just the beginning. They will continue to surge up the river and anglers will enjoy catching them for weeks to come. The hot spots will be below Wells Dam and in the Brewster Pool. I will be posting some helpful videos on how to catch sockeye on the Fishing TV Page of my web site at very soon, so check them out. There is a good possibility of Lake Wenatchee opening this year, perhaps in early August. The summer run salmon season is most likely going to open on July 16th. Chelan Falls will be one of the most popular spots to fish for summer runs, as the ratio of hatchery fish is very high. The Brewster Pool will offer terrific salmon fishing this year.