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 82; Chinook Jack 24; Steelhead 4; Wild Steelhead 1; Coho Adult 68; Coho Jack 156

Chinook Adult 5015; Chinook Jack 1182; Steelhead 1030; Wild Steelhead 188; Coho Adult 764; Coho Jack 161

Chinook Adult 3796; Chinook Jack 683; Steelhead 1946; Wild Steelhead 477; Lamprey 3; Coho Adult 429; Coho Jack 60

Chinook Adult 3843; Chinook Jack 492; Steelhead 1571; Wild Steelhead 382; Lamprey 7; Coho Adult 236; Coho Jack 28

Chinook Adult 1588; Chinook Jack 325; Steelhead 2124; Wild Steelhead 593; Lamprey 5; Coho Adult 322; Coho Jack 3