Everyone had a great time fishing for sockeye again at Lake Wenatchee. Traffic was down considerably from last season’s opening day. Only about half the number of boats turned out, which leaves hope that there would be an extension to the season. Some suspect that the huge run of sockeye on the Columbia River had satisfied many anglers who needed a sockeye “fix”. Having a limit of six fish per day on the Columbia could have also contributed to less interest in the Lake Wenatchee fishery. There are a lot of distractions this time of year. The walleye and bass fishing on our region’s lakes is going great guns. Salmon fishing is finally really getting in gear on the Columbia River, too. Catches have improved for those who are fishing at Wells Dam and off the mouth of the Okanogan at Brewster. Sockeye are still being caught in terrific numbers here, too. The pattern with local guides is to be on the water before daylight, catch a couple of kings and then fill out their limits with sockeye. I am glad to hear that the salmon fishing has picked up. I haven’t had a chance to get out yet, and it sounds like my timing is right.