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 103; Chinook Jack 22; Steelhead 66; Wild Steelhead 9

Chinook Adult 598; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 665; Wild Steelhead 335; Shad 16016; Sockeye 1176; Lamprey 279

Chinook Adult 333; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 337; Wild Steelhead 151; Sockeye 713; Lamprey 222

Chinook Adult 362; Chinook Jack 54; Steelhead 188; Wild Steelhead 107; Sockeye 1384; Lamprey 169

Chinook Adult 662; Chinook Jack 29; Steelhead 163; Wild Steelhead 96; Shad 50563; Sockeye 2688; Lamprey 31