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 12; Steelhead 4; Coho Adult 18; Coho Jack 24

Chinook Adult 1676; Chinook Jack 468; Steelhead 1359; Wild Steelhead 286; Lamprey 20; Coho Adult 220; Coho Jack 68

Chinook Adult 4538; Chinook Jack 815; Steelhead 3731; Wild Steelhead 952; Lamprey 13; Coho Adult 370; Coho Jack 50

Chinook Adult 3177; Chinook Jack 523; Steelhead 3754; Wild Steelhead 838; Lamprey 12; Coho Adult 324; Coho Jack 20

Chinook Adult 3268; Chinook Jack 420; Steelhead 2482; Wild Steelhead 568; Lamprey 3; Coho Adult 155; Coho Jack 13