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 317; Chinook Jack 26; Steelhead 14

Chinook Adult 2892; Chinook Jack 282; Steelhead 73; Wild Steelhead 24; Shad *; Sockeye 4120; Lamprey 2689

Chinook Adult 2563; Chinook Jack 249; Steelhead 20; Wild Steelhead 10; Sockeye 2667; Lamprey 368

Chinook Adult 2492; Chinook Jack 182; Steelhead 12; Wild Steelhead 10; Sockeye 2813; Lamprey 51

Chinook Adult 1751; Chinook Jack 140; Steelhead 7; Wild Steelhead 6; Shad 73654; Sockeye 3736; Lamprey 1