A Salmon Fishing Paradise at Chelan Falls

sockeye fishing at chelan falls
angler holding up a large chinook salmon near wells dam washington

The Ultimate Fishing Spot for Chinook and Sockeye Salmon Fishing at Chelan Falls, Washington

Nestled along the Columbia River, this location offers exceptional opportunities for both chinook and sockeye salmon fishing

Fishing enthusiasts, rejoice! If you’re looking for the best salmon fishing experience in Washington State, look no further than Chelan Falls. Nestled along the Columbia River, this location offers exceptional opportunities for both chinook and sockeye salmon fishing. Not only does Chelan Falls boast impressive catch limits, but it also provides stunning scenery to enhance your fishing adventure. Key Highlights:

  • High catch limits for chinook (2 per-person) and sockeye salmon (4 per-person).
  • Variety of fishing spots, including the nearby Wells Dam and Brewster Pool.
  • Expert guides like Reel Time Fishing to help you maximize your experience

Best Time to Fish for Salmon

Timing is everything when it comes to salmon fishing. The peak season for chinook salmon is from July 1st through August, while sockeye salmon are most plentiful from mid-July to the end of August. Make sure to check local fishing reports and regulations to plan your trip accordingly.

Must-Try Fishing Spots on the Columbia River

Chelan Falls

Chelan Falls is the go-to location for salmon fishing. With its easy access and rich fish population, it’s no wonder anglers flock here year-round. In past years the catch limit has been two fish per angler. Current salmon runs seem to be increasing from year to year and with Wenatchee and Chelan nearby there is plenty to see and do.

Wells Dam

Just a 20-minute drive upriver from Chelan Falls, Wells Dam offers another excellent fishing spot. Known for its productive waters, Wells Dam is a fantastic alternative or addition to your fishing itinerary. This amazing spot is well protected from high winds and is a great fishing experience for families with young kids with lots of fish action.

 Brewster Pool

Sockeye fishing near Brewster, Washington at Lake Pateros is currently the highlight of Central Washington’s fishing scene. This year at Brewster Pool, we’ve seen a record number of sockeye making their way upstream through the Bonneville Dam, continuing a trend from the past few years. These impressive runs are expected to persist, bringing excellent numbers of sockeye into our area and making the fishing experience fantastic.

Why Choose Reel Time Fishing Guides for Your Next Fishing Adventure?

Reel Time Fishing boasts expert captains who know the Columbia River like the back of their hand. Owner Toby Wyatt personally trains each captain to ensure they know the best fishing spots and use the right gear. The result? Our guides consistently help anglers reach their limits on almost every trip. Come join us at Reel Time Fishing for a fishing experience like no other.

A Salmon Fishing Paradise

Make the most of the stunning Columbia River with expert fishing captains from Reel Time Fishing. Enjoy every picturesque moment as you fish in one of Washington State’s premier spots. Anglers from across the Northwest are flocking here to experience some of the best salmon fishing around.

Ready to plan your next fishing trip? Book with Reel Time Fishing today and experience the thrill of salmon fishing like never before.

Our Amazing Fishing Guide Reviews

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Based on 116 reviews
Albert J. Farmer
Albert J. Farmer
January 5, 2024
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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
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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
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Great guides, great fishing.
Paul Curtis
Paul Curtis
November 5, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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.