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 103; Chinook Jack 22; Steelhead 66; Wild Steelhead 9

Chinook Adult 598; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 665; Wild Steelhead 335; Shad 16016; Sockeye 1176; Lamprey 279

Chinook Adult 333; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 337; Wild Steelhead 151; Sockeye 713; Lamprey 222

Chinook Adult 362; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 188; Wild Steelhead 107; Sockeye 1384; Lamprey 169

Chinook Adult 662; Chinook Jack 29; Steelhead 163; Wild Steelhead 96; Shad 50563; Sockeye 2688; Lamprey 31