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Name: beerbohm Date: October 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Went out the weekend before with a friend of mine to show me the ropes of salmon fishing and we ended up pulling 4 in the boat that weekend. The Next weekend the wife and I decided to give it a shot and went solo. We ended up netting 6 the smallest being 8#'s the largest being 18.5#'s. Super excited for next year.

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Name: Larry3215 Date: September 27, 2016 Rating:
 
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Late report - we spent Tuesday and Wednesday last week fishing a variety of spots in Priest Rapids from just below Wanapum dam down to the power lines right below Crab Creek. We were mainly targeting sturgeon but we also half way tried for some salmon - with no luck. The only thing we caught were a few dink small mouth around some rocks in a small cove.

We did get several good sturgeon type nibbles in the pool right below the dam but nothing we managed to hook up. We tried herring, sand shrimp, squid and eggs with various scents. All of it got nobbles the first day and nothing got nibbled the second day. That nay have been because the water temp rose about 1.5 deg while we were there.

I was told the sturgeon bite is better after the water cools down some. They have extended the open season on sturgeon through Nov, so we may go back and try again in a few weeks after it cools off some.

I marked what looked like plenty of fish but they all seemed to have lock jaw.

That part of the river has zero charting, so I mapped as much of it as I could with my Garmin while we fished. If any of you have Garmin sonar you can download the chart from the Garmin Quick Draw website if you want.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/dashboard/13405632

The river was close to full pool while we were there, so keep that in mind if you use these charts - the depths when you are there may be very different!

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Name: dlantis Date: July 17, 2016 Rating:
 
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My son and I started fishing at daylight above Desert Aire. The wind blew hard early and it rained a little on us and it was hard to fish. We had very few bites and we tried every bait combination we had. Bait of choice seemed to be Rollmop Herring. Late morning my son finally got one to take the bait and he set the hook. Only words I remember hearing was , Oh Oh, this one may be to big to keep. We threw the anchor and chased the fish for over half an hour. It took all of the line off his reel at several points and the reel had some problems so we were sure the fish would be lost. When we finally got the sturgeon to the boat it was too big to fit in our net so we struggled to get it in. When we measured the fish it was 63 inches to the fork and 69 inches to the end of the tail. Trying to get a fish that size in a cooler is quite a task, we had nothing large enough to keep it cool. We did have several black garbage bags so we went to the store and bought six bags of ice and packed it best we could on the floor of the boat and headed for home. The sturgeon weighted 65 pounds and played both of us out.

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Name: The Jigmiester Date: November 16, 2012 Rating:
 
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Sometimes, there's great great fishing to be had when we have the chance to go, so I accepted another invite to fish with my buddy Gordy below the priest Rapids Dam for winter Whitefish Friday morning. There's something quite majical abut Gordy's hand tied Glow bug egg pattern flies because from the git go, at least, Gordy was into some big, hard fighting Columbia river Whitefish. I struggled today to hookup as often as Gordy "kicked my tail" and put 11 fish on the bank to my 4 landed in about 4 hours of fishing. Later on my good firend David Child of Mattawa showed up with his kids and we all had a great time catching fish! Gordy was quite a hoot as we flipped each other crap esp when he asked me what my problem was today. He reminded me that "He was used to dealing with "special needs types"- (IE: read my pathetic fish catching peformance...) Oh well, It sure beat sitting at home! Thanks again brothers for the memories, beautiful scenery and the chance to film a short lure/fishing video that can be seen on my facebook page @ Jigmiester Custom Lures. Tight lines, Jiggy

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Name: The Jigmiester Date: November 14, 2012 Rating:
 
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I got a chance to go do some white fish fishing with my good friends Gordy and Wally of Yakima just below the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia Wendsday afternoon. I had caught some whitefish on the Yakima river last year and through the Ice at Soda Lake in the past, but drifting egg pattern flies in the current was a totally new concept for me. The morning was brisk and overcast as the 3 of us settled in and began our drift fishing presentations. I struggled at first as both my buddies put a half dozen whitefish on the bank in what seemed like no time. I finally realized what I was doing wrong by watching Gordy take up his slack immediately after the cast and i was soon in to the fish! We ended up catching 18 jumbo keepers in the nest 3 hours and had many more to the bank that got off. Orange egg pattern flies seemed to be the color the fish were keying on. Thanks again Gordy for an awesome morning on the water. Jiggy

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Name: bjw444mar Date: July 12, 2012 Rating:
 
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Fished the merry go round below Wanapum dam on Thursday morning and targeted sockeye for the first time. No downriggers but we did manage to boat 3 and lost 3 using bare hooks on a 16" leader behind a one O dodger. The water was high and it was crowded and you really have to pay attention in that circus. We did learn some stuff watching the people who were hauling them in unfortunately the stuff they were using we didn't have any with us so next time we'll be better prepared.

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Name: Mercuryfisher77 Date: July 06, 2012 Rating:
 
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Great morning, got up @ 2:30 to make it to the launch @ 3:45, downriggers in water by 4:25. Long line to wait for the narrow launch. started making the normal loop with the others. Picked up fish out way in the white water, fishing the rollers, and fish near the close set of shore bouys. TONS of people, tons of fish, sockeye were in thick, as the kings seem to come in waves. Slow morning bite! all in all a great time, be sure to be safe out there!!! A few people need to practice better common sence around people. total of 53 boats that I counted, all jamed in a small area.

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Name: deltadog Date: July 28, 2011 Rating:
 
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Fished just below Wanapum for one 20 lb wild hen. Plunking a Brad's Cut Plug Blue Hawaiian, with tuna. Caught around 0600.

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Name: 8theB8 Date: July 30, 2009 Rating:
 
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I think this is the right area? I launched out of Vantage, and fished the east side throwing grubs around scattered rocks. Caught one smallie and lost one, however, it was the hardest fighting smallie I have ever hooked!! 2.5lbs and fought like a lake whatcome 5lb'er!!! I will have to investigate this river more...maybe a trip to the Tri-Cities is in order as I just may have become hooked on river smallmouth???!!!!


Also got in a nest of pikeminnow....took out 6 of the little bastards!

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