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Brewster pool sockeye still bright, popular

Keith Carpenter with his dad Les and their limits of Brewster Pool sockeye.  It was Les's 94th Birthday! (Anton Jones)
Keith Carpenter with his dad Les and their limits of Brewster Pool sockeye. It was Les's 94th Birthday! (Anton Jones)

FISHING — Sockeye salmon fishing in the upper Columbia River is still generating plenty of interest among anglers, and good numbers of fish for the freezer.

The early morning bite in the Brewster Pool can be particularly hot, said Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service:

“The suggested formula for Sockeye would be a big Mack’s Lures Double D Dodger,” he said.  “Then add a 12” leader of 30 or 40 pound test mono back to a Mack’s Mini Cha Cha Squidder in Pink & White. 

“Space the hooks about 2 inches apart.  Then bait the hooks with 1 inch chunks of shrimp cured in Pautzke’s Fire Cure.  Fish this ensemble about 15 down to start.”   




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