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 198; Chinook Jack 55; Steelhead 3; Coho Adult 95; Coho Jack 98

Chinook Adult 392; Chinook Jack 63; Steelhead 129; Wild Steelhead 37; Coho Adult 355; Coho Jack 19

Chinook Adult 357; Chinook Jack 91; Steelhead 152; Wild Steelhead 56; Coho Adult 70; Coho Jack 4

Chinook Adult 444; Chinook Jack 60; Steelhead 398; Wild Steelhead 166; Lamprey 6; Coho Adult 151; Coho Jack 16

Chinook Adult 1159; Chinook Jack 73; Steelhead 387; Wild Steelhead 110; Coho Adult 157; Coho Jack 24