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 159; Chinook Jack 26; Steelhead 169; Wild Steelhead 16

Chinook Adult 2031; Chinook Jack 131; Steelhead 153; Wild Steelhead 70; Shad *; Sockeye 5546; Lamprey 349

Chinook Adult 1858; Chinook Jack 110; Steelhead 34; Wild Steelhead 14; Sockeye 2919; Lamprey 28

Chinook Adult 1145; Chinook Jack 84; Steelhead 12; Wild Steelhead 6; Sockeye 2150; Lamprey 12

Chinook Adult 1281; Chinook Jack 53; Steelhead 10; Wild Steelhead 6; Shad 57598; Sockeye 958; Lamprey 10