Brewster Fishing Guides

three fishingmen showing off their chinook salmon on the columbia river near brewster washington
huge chinook salmon on the columbia river near wells dam

A Guide to Chinook and Sockeye Salmon Fishing in Brewster, WA.

Brewster, WA on the Columbia River is where It’s At!

Come visit the Brewster Pool located where the wild Columbia and Okanogan Rivers meet in North Central Washington. There’s an abundance of both Sockeye and Chinook Salmon here – get ready for an adventure!

With a generous daily limit and ranging from 3 to 5 pounds, these excellent eating salmon are known for their relentless fight and aggressive biting behavior. You’re guaranteed action, with mid-morning catches often reaching up to 50 bites! This is the ultimate family and kid’s adventure with great weather and fun for everyone. Plan your trip from July 1 to August 10 and include our Chelan Falls King Salmon fishery, as it is just a stone’s throw away.

To learn more check out our Brewster Salmon Fishing Report for updated information.

We Call This Adventure the, “Harvest Fishing Trip”.

Sockeye and Chinook Salmon in One Day!

The first part of the day is dedicated to fishing for Sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Okanogan River. This is where you’ll want to be bright and early, as the best bite tends to be early in the morning. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of fish to go around, and it won’t take long before you’ve limited out with our experience Brewster Salmon fishing guides.

Once we have caught our fair share of Sockeye salmon, it’s time to load up the boat and hit the road. Our next destination is Well’s Dam or Chelan Falls, where will be fishing for Chinook salmon. These areas are known for their large Chinook salmon, and it’s not uncommon to catch a 30+ pound fish. But keep in mind, these areas tend to be crowded too, so having an experienced fishing guide at the helm makes all the difference.

Sockeye and Summer Salmon at Chelan Falls

Have you heard about the summer fishery at Chelan Falls/Wampum? It’s a dream come true for anglers! Here’s why: a decade ago, Chelan Falls Hatchery ramped up production to rebuild salmon stocks, specifically sockeye and summer salmon. Thanks to the sturdy fish populations, you can easily target keeper chinook in a concentrated area. Plus, the cold Chelan River waters keep them healthy and strong all season long. These summer kings put up a fight and weigh in from 12 to 20 lbs, making for delicious eating.

With Reel Time Fishing Guides, you don’t need to bring any gear with you. They provide everything you need for a full day of salmon fishing in Brewster Washington. You can be a beginner or an experienced angler, and they’ll take care of you. Not to mention, they will also pack your lunch so that you can keep going without going to shore.

Lodging in Pateros

Howard’s Lakeshore Inn would be our recommendation. With 29 lake view rooms and a private balcony is a real treat. Rates are around $200 to $240 per night.

Lake Pateros Motor Inn is a budget friendly place to stay. It’s right next to the docks and on the river. It’s an older hotel and the rates are around $60 to $75 per night.

The best restaurant is the Sweet River Bakery. Homemade food cooked to perfection, decent size portions and friendly staff. A true gem of a restaurant.

family fishing trip in brewser, wa.
staying at the howards lakeshore inn
view of pateros motor inn
view of sweet river bakery in pateros

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
After several trips with reel time fishing, they’re the only charter I use - they are great even on a slow day!!
Fishon
Fishon
January 4, 2024
This guide service is top notch! Gabe our guide on the Clearwater River in Idaho put us on the fish. Thanks!
Blair Hale
Blair Hale
November 6, 2023
Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
Thanks for showing us a great time on the river. Travis got all four of us on great steelhead. One was a real hog! Would highly recommend this company.
Grant Torrey
Grant Torrey
October 16, 2023
Great time fishing with knowledgeable guide. Hot lunch was nice but while parked on the beach seen two fish caught. Maybe a sandwich while fishing instead.
Brent Varriale
Brent Varriale
October 15, 2023
Fished 2 days with Captain Pepe and his crew in Cabo. These guys were fantastic. Had us in Fish from the start. 13 Marlin and 5 big Mahi in two days. If you are going to fish in Cabo, do yourself a favor and book with Reel Time.
Chris Jacks
Chris Jacks
October 14, 2023
Our guide Jack worked hard to ensure we had the best opportunities to catch Salmon and Steelhead. His knowledge of all aspects of fishing made this a great opportunity for us and he gave us many opportunities to catch and land fish. We landed 5 steelhead and had several other opportunities, but were unable to connect on all of them. Overall, it was a great trip and a great day to be fishing with an expert in his field.

Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?

The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.

IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?

We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.

HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?

Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing

DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?

Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.

DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?

We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.

DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?

Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.