Fishing Wenatchee Washington

The Wenatchee Valley holds great fishing opportunity throughout much of the year.   Generally about fifty percent of all fishing trips every year are within 25 minutes of Wenatchee.
Species targeted in this area include Chinook Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Walleye and Bass.

Areas fished include Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Icicle River, Lake Wenatchee.

COLUMBIA RIVER: (dates are estimated)

Chinook Salmon: July 1st through Oct 1st

Sockeye Salmon: July 1st through August 31st

Coho Salmon: September 1st through October 1st

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

WENATCHEE RIVER Fishing dates: (dates are estimated)

Chinook Salmon: July 1st through Oct 1st

Coho Salmon: September 1st through October 1st

Steelhead: September 1st through March 1st

ICICLCE RIVER Fishing dates: (dates are estimated)

Chinook Salmon: May 15th through July 31st

Coho Salmon: September 1st through October 1st

LAKE WENATCHEE Fishing dates: (dates are estimated)

Sockeye Salmon:  JULY 15th through September 15th

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