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Opportunity knocks for upper Columbia kings

Randy and Chase Plischke of Spokane with their mixed bag of Chinook and Sockeye after fishing the Upper Columbia River Brewster Pool. (Anton Jones)
Randy and Chase Plischke of Spokane with their mixed bag of Chinook and Sockeye after fishing the Upper Columbia River Brewster Pool. (Anton Jones)

SALMON FISHING — Fishing guide Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Fishing Guide Service says now's prime time for catching good-quality chinook salmon in the upper Columbia River near Brewster.  Here's his report:

On the Brewster Pool the bite has transitioned from Sockeye to Kings.  This is a short window where the Chinook are more eager to bite and still of good eating quality.  These Kings will bite Super Baits and Plug Cut Super Baits as well as plug cut herring.  

Mountain Dew Plug Cut Super baits 42” behind a big rotating flasher is one tried and true presentation.  Fill the Super Bait with oil based tuna and dip it in your favorite sauce.  We like Pautzke’s Krill Juice.  Make sure your herring is fresh and cured nicely to stay on the hooks.   




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