Fishing Location: Upper Columbia River (Brewster, Wa)

Fishing Times: Oct-March

Steelhead season usually starts in October and runs through March.  We will be fishing on the Columbia River from a 24’ Alumaweld Super Vee Pro and be trolling plugs or casting bobbers and shrimp.  The majority of the fishing takes place from Wells dam to Chief Joseph dam.

Generally in a day of fishing expect somewhere between 5 to 20 take downs. Landing more than 10 steelhead per day is not uncommon.   Daily limits usually are between 2 and 4 fish per person of which only hatchery fish may be kept.

If the Weather gets cold enough the fishing out in front of Wenatchee river can get pretty awesome; if this happens expect quick limits.

Columbia River Fish counts

Chinook Adult 159; Chinook Jack 26; Steelhead 169; Wild Steelhead 16

Chinook Adult 2031; Chinook Jack 131; Steelhead 153; Wild Steelhead 70; Shad *; Sockeye 5546; Lamprey 349

Chinook Adult 1858; Chinook Jack 110; Steelhead 34; Wild Steelhead 14; Sockeye 2919; Lamprey 28

Chinook Adult 1145; Chinook Jack 84; Steelhead 12; Wild Steelhead 6; Sockeye 2150; Lamprey 12

Chinook Adult 1281; Chinook Jack 53; Steelhead 10; Wild Steelhead 6; Shad 57598; Sockeye 958; Lamprey 10