Hard to believe but it's going to get even better!!!
As I type this I am feeling a little sleep deprived but can't wait to get back out there and get some of the best fishing of the year! As I say there is time to sleep when you are dead! We have runs of fish coming that are nearing historic proportions, these are the numbers of fish we have dreamed about for years, don't let it pass you buy without you getting your chance at the fishing day of a lifetime. I was just informed from the powers that be that the Upper Columbia river sockeye numbers just got increased to 425,000 which is an amazing number! There will be another another 63,000 sockeye projected to head up to Lake Wenatchee. You combine that with over 67,000 projected large feisty Chinook and we are off to make some amazing memories. Today is July 1 the opener here on the Upper Columbia, so we broke out our Fetha Styx dr 1065 downrigger rods, and it did NOT disappoint. I took a few of my favorite clients out, my kids, and we had a blast. With everyone landing a nice king over 20lbs and even got a keeper touching the scales at just over 20lbs and after a Starbucks trip, back home before 10 am. I am expecting a great season for all our summer fisheries from Hanford Reach to Brewster and all in between, don't miss your chance to get out there. I have very few openings in July but do have some in August for some Great Lake Wenatchee sockeye and Columbia river kings.
Quick look back at the Spring Chinook season we are just finishing up. It was an amazing fishery on the Icicle and Wenatchee rivers. We even got a chance to welcome a new addition our brand new Clackacraft Max the best fishing, most comfortable driftboat I have ever been in with room for 4 to fish comfortably. We had many days of limits and also some days where we had to work a little harder for them but that's the joys of springer fishing. It was another historic fishing opportunity with the Wenatchee river being opened for the first time in 25 years. It did not disappoint either giving us a ton more water to fish and more fish to target. Sorry to all that tried to book springer trips and found out how hard it is to get a trip last minute, I really recommend booking your springer trip now to guarantee the days that you want as I have booked several trips already. This year was a great year for plugs with sardine wraps soaked in Pautzke Nectar and also herring that I brine in a Pautzke Fire Brine in chartreuse and green and eggs in the same brine in red mostly. As we look forward to amazing sockeye and kings season stay tuned and I will try to keep up with pictures. Don't forget to check out Facebook page and give us a like to check out up to date pictures. See ya on the water!