Sockeye salmon are prized for their taste, feistiness, and shear volume. These are excellent trips for the whole family, as the action is good and the fish are in smaller sizes, ranging from 3 to 8 lbs. This makes them perfect for less experienced and younger fishers. We fight for these marvelous fish in the Upper Columbia River from Wannapum dam to Chief Joseph Dam, as well as Lake Wenatchee.
We start fishing sockeye in the Upper Columbia river in early July and will fish them through mid to late August. We start in Brewster for sockeye early July, and then will add Lake Wenatchee in early August. WDFW makes the announcement for seasons and the limits, so they do vary year to year, but usually include up to a 4 fish limit. We fish this fishery in our fully loaded 23′ Wooldridge Super Sport Drifter, it’s a large wide boat that will fish up to 6 people comfortably. These trips are an absolute blast!
The trips in the Columbia River will include chinook salmon and the trips in Lake Wenatchee are only sockeye. There is something special about catching salmon in a lake, everyone should do it at least once! These are very popular trips as you get great fishing as well as summer sun and warm temps.
On these trips as with all our trips we supply all the gear, including Fetha Styx rods, and we team up with Pautzke Bait Company to create the very best baits. All you need is your fishing license with salmon punchcard and the Columbia river endorsement, and your own food and drink. Dress for the weather should include sunglasses and sunscreen, just not the aerosol kind. The cost for these trips are $200 a person or $700 for 4 people, with each additional person at $125 a person. These trips are a 2 person minimum, any party under 4 people will have others added to the boat, but also will have the option to buy out the boat. Half day trips are $150 a person or $600 for 4 with $125 for each person over 4. Deposit of half is required and if the trip is cancelled less then 10 days before the date, the deposit is forfeited. Come join us for some of the fast and furious action, a trip that you remember for years. These are very popular trips, so book early to ensure the date you want.