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 275; Chinook Jack 38; Steelhead 252

Chinook Adult 2216; Chinook Jack 186; Steelhead 456; Wild Steelhead 187; Shad 39498; Sockeye 10373; Lamprey 700

Chinook Adult 1860; Chinook Jack 237; Steelhead 267; Wild Steelhead 120; Sockeye 11153; Lamprey 127

Chinook Adult 1960; Chinook Jack 167; Steelhead 168; Wild Steelhead 118; Sockeye 12001; Lamprey 173

Chinook Adult 2441; Chinook Jack 135; Steelhead 141; Wild Steelhead 83; Shad 51583; Sockeye 18821; Lamprey 10