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Name: afk Date: July 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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I fished the Brewster pool 7/21 & 7/22. I managed to scratch out a limit of Sockeye both days. I used the typical chrome smile blade in front of orange or pink hootchie tipped with shrimp of matching color.I used leader length of 12-16'' behind either a size 1 or 0 chrome or 50/50 dodger. Both days after limiting on sockeye I switched over to Kings. Both days I was rewarded with a fish with the dreaded extra FIN! One was 4/5 pounds. The other was in the upper teens. I saw a few others released. It is nice to feel like you are on top of your game for a little while anyhow. It was very depressing driving through Pateros and seeing all the devastation. Fishing in the smoke was not that nice either. But, who knows, with the flash floods and cooler water coming down the Okanogan, those fish could jet upstream.
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Name: bitchingofishin Date: July 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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True combat fishing! Must have been a hundred boats this morning, all at the mouth of the Okanogan.
Fish were biting everywhere but most were lost at the boat. Went back this evening and had much better luck boating them. Took three nice ones home.
Everybody was using 0 dodger,short leader,pink squid and a coon shrimp.
Great time.
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Name: kiyus Date: July 11, 2014 Rating:
 
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This report is for Fri. Sat. Sun. Brewster Sockeye was on fire!!! On the water each day at 5am. Off the water with limits (6): Fri. 11am, Sat. 10am, Sun. 8:30. The weather was HOT with very little wind. First two days got my limits at 30' using the green hoch and gold smile. Sunday was 16' with the pink setup, both rigged with cooked prawns with fire cure. Most of my fishing was done outside the "fleet" that way when I hooked a fish I could steer away out to the middle, what I'm saying is you don't have to do the combat thing!.

I lost way more fish than I kept, but also tried to keep only the bigger ones ( these fish are not baker sockeye ) did keep some smaller ones that were hooked in the eye or bleeding badly so I caught/boated way more then six a day.

If Baker doesn't shape up I'm for sure going back!!!
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Name: baydog1990 Date: July 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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We hit the water at 4:30 A.M, about 10 boats fishing already. We trolled the usual pink hochie , pink wobbler spoon, tipped with shrimp. Two hits, marked fish 35 to 38 ft saw three Sockeye caught. Several Kings in area rolling on the surface. Beautiful morning pulled out 10:00 A.M to get ready for some Bass fishing.
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Name: uppercolumbiaguide Date: February 28, 2014 Rating:
 
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We headed out for Pateros early this last Friday to check some steelhead off the mouth of the Methow river. I had not been up to my normal target ground in about a month but usually this time of year it really heats up. we started down by the rocks just below the mouth of the Methow and fished for about an hour with out a bite. we were throwing different shades of maxi jigs tipped with coon shrimp under a float. I had marinated some shrimp in my normal graybills sand shrimp and steelhead guide scent they didn't want anything to do with it. we bounced around to a couple little spots close by without success. I made a change in colors based on passed notes. we went to orange jig heads with either pink or black body's on 2 rods and all black on the other. then I took some dark purple shrimp and dowsed them with graybills garlic mixed with the steelhead formula. this was game on. for the next hour we landed 8 nice fish and 6 were keepers and we were limited and on the trailer by 10:00. We thought it would be fun to keep fishing so we headed to lake Chelan afterwards and did a little kokanee fishing for the rest of the day. this was successful also. we picked up 11 nice kokanee ranging 12 to 16 inches. I'm really looking forward to more kokanee fishing the next coup[le weeks. as for the steelhead they should stay great fishing up here for about 2 more weeks and then they will head up the little rivers to do there thing.

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Name: kshorey Date: August 12, 2013 Rating:
 
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Went to the Brewster Pool for the second time ever, and the first time for chinook. Fished Sunday night and Saturday morning. We hooked up a lot but it was definitely a learning experience.

Sunday night we hooked chinook and sockeye on our sockeye rig ( 00 dodger and a pink macks chacha swuidder) and also a few larger chinook on a brads super bait. but like i said it was a learning experience, and the few we did manage to land were all wild. But we made the mistake of bringing a net that was smaller than it should have been.. by a lot... so we lost a few to that, one straitened hook, yada yada yada, mistakes were made.

The last fish we hooked was at about 5pm monday. It was taking line like crazy and then I made the mistake of tightening the drag slightly and the 20lb leader I rigged the superbait with popped, and a monster chinook took off with the only superbait that had hooked a fish in the two days.

We also got our limit of decent sockeye monday morning really easily fishing one sockeye rig and one chinook rig.

No keeper chinook but the 4 rating was because if i could hook a dozen or so in a day and a half it must be pretty decent.
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Name: afk Date: August 03, 2013 Rating:
 
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We put in above Wells Dam and fished at the Dam. We were looking to avoid the tournament crowd at Brewster. The pool was as full as I've ever seen it. The overcast sky had the fish holding deeper than normal. Had one pop the gear out of the downrigger at about 5:30 but, he didn't stick. Three pecks in the next hour. Then came the rain with a vengeance! My old tub has no top. Jeremy curled up under the dash and I fished. Soon it was Fish-on on the Chinook rig. Jeremy appeared really quick! I handed off to him. As I was getting the other lines and rigger up it came unbuttoned...
Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Good Luck out there!
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Name: nvan Date: August 02, 2013 Rating:
 
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We launched at Brewster late Thursday evening, motored up to our anchoage spot near the mouth of the Okanogan and spent the night. We chose this weekend prior to knowing the derby was going on but you take the days you can. Got an early start Friday, as did everyone else and fished for sockeye and chinook. Caught a sockeye fairly early, it was puny, released it. The rest of the day, nothing. As everyone was leaving, my buddy and I we one of only a handful of boats on the water. At 8:00, we had a takedown and after a very good fight, Bruce caught a nice 14lb hen!! Dropped the line again ane within 15 minutes had another hit but didn't hook up. We lost daiylight and went to anchor.

Wind kicked up that night and we came off anchorage......drifted almost to the large pump station down stream.......motored back upstream, re-anchored.

Got and early start again Saturday morning, along with 150 of our closest boating friends. At 6:00, had another takedown. This time I had a great fight and we landed a 16lb hen this time! Fished the rest of the day and for a few hours the next morning then called it a day. We were using super bait with a flasherand cut-plug herring with a rotating triangle flasher. It was a great weekend of combat fishing. Everyone was curtious. It was a fun derby........next year we may even enter.

Tried to uplaod pics but not sure if it worked.
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Name: gramps53 Date: July 25, 2013 Rating:
 
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Made the trip over to Brewster Pool on Thursday and fished the afternoon. Very hot out. Managed to catch 3 sockeye, one of which was a nice 22 inch fish. Stayed in Pateros at the Lake Pateros Motor Inn. Tied the boat up to their dock. Got up Friday morning at 0 dark thirty and made the 15 minute run from the motel dock to the Brewster pool. Lots of boats on the water but everyone was courteous and accommodating. Started fishing at first legal light. Caught 4 more sockeye and were done by 8:30 AM. Overall we lost 1 fish for every two caught (combination of barbless hooks and soft mouthed sockeye). We fished from downriggers from 15 to 18 feet deep. Set up was a 00 dodger and a pink Macks sockeye rig with silver smile blade and a small piece of cured prawn. Leader length between the dodger and hootchie is critical - 14 to 16 inches. Also caught one fish on a home made "rasticle" but the Macks hootchie was the hot ticket. Fishing success around us was similar to what we experienced. Certainly not red hot sockeye fishing but we had a great time and brought home 7 nice sockeye two of which were nice size fish.
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Name: afk Date: July 20, 2013 Rating:
 
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I fished above Wells Dam. I was on the water and fishing by 0445. I was using 00 dodger followed by orange or pink mini squid on 12'' leader tipped with shrimp.. I had bites anywhere from 5-15' on the wire. First bite came at 0505. First fish at 0515. In the next hour I lost 3 fish! Barbless on these guys is not easy. I then went through a peck fest where I couldn't set a hook. I must have missed a dozen or 15 bites! (I double checked hooks for sharpness.) When I did finally hook one of the little peckers, I didn't bring it in the boat. I was not going to punch my card for a 13'' Sockeye. As I brought it boatside I dropped my rod tip and away he went. (Good side of barbless.) I did this 3 more times. I did boat a second Sockeye around noon. Lots of action. Lots of work running 2 down riggers by yourself. Lots of frustration and lots of fun.
I've come to realize these Okanogan fish will never compare to the Baker Lake fish. Last year these fish consistently averaged 3 LBS.
The big Question that remains for me is, Why all the little guys?? Do Sockeye sometimes return as one salt?
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