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 354; Chinook Jack 38; Steelhead 477; Wild Steelhead 180; Shad 318; Sockeye 5; Lamprey 156; Coho Adult 10; Coho Jack 1

Chinook Adult 221; Chinook Jack 27; Steelhead 133; Wild Steelhead 61; Sockeye 5; Lamprey 42; Coho Adult 1

Chinook Adult 48; Chinook Jack 12; Steelhead 37; Wild Steelhead 19; Sockeye 3; Lamprey 33; Coho Adult 1; Coho Jack 2

Chinook Adult 92; Chinook Jack 23; Steelhead 68; Wild Steelhead 34; Shad 563; Sockeye 8; Lamprey 10