Fishing Wells Dam

Located 10 miles from Chelan Washington and 10 miles from Pateros Washington

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

Areas fished include Columbia River, Okanogan River, Methow River

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 0; Chinook Jack 1; Steelhead 5

Chinook Adult 11146; Chinook Jack 1295; Steelhead 1590; Wild Steelhead 345; Shad 26; Sockeye 1; Lamprey 608; Coho Adult 274; Coho Jack 59

Chinook Adult 3619; Chinook Jack 397; Steelhead 225; Wild Steelhead 68; Sockeye 2; Lamprey 116; Coho Adult 54; Coho Jack 14

Chinook Adult 2305; Chinook Jack 182; Steelhead 138; Wild Steelhead 42; Sockeye 2; Lamprey 95; Coho Adult 10; Coho Jack 12

Chinook Adult 967; Chinook Jack 126; Steelhead 132; Wild Steelhead 46; Shad 12; Sockeye 1; Lamprey 17; Coho Adult 6; Coho Jack 2