Fishing Wanapum Dam

Located 10 miles from Vantage Bridge i-90.

Species targeted in this area include Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye and Bass.

Areas fished include Columbia River, Crab Creek,

COLUMBIA RIVER fishing dates: (dates are estimated)
Chinook Salmon: July 1st through Oct 1st
Sockeye Salmon: July 1st through August 31st
Steelhead: September 1st through March 1st
Sturgeon: January 1st through December 31st
Walleye: January 1st through December 31st
Bass: Small mouth & Largemouth February 1st- November 31st

Columbia River Fish counts

Chinook Adult 82; Chinook Jack 24; Steelhead 4; Wild Steelhead 1; Coho Adult 68; Coho Jack 156

Chinook Adult 5015; Chinook Jack 1182; Steelhead 1030; Wild Steelhead 188; Coho Adult 764; Coho Jack 161

Chinook Adult 3796; Chinook Jack 683; Steelhead 1946; Wild Steelhead 477; Lamprey 3; Coho Adult 429; Coho Jack 60

Chinook Adult 3843; Chinook Jack 492; Steelhead 1571; Wild Steelhead 382; Lamprey 7; Coho Adult 236; Coho Jack 28

Chinook Adult 1588; Chinook Jack 325; Steelhead 2124; Wild Steelhead 593; Lamprey 5; Coho Adult 322; Coho Jack 3